I initially met Alex while I was exhibiting at the Glass Festival – a very special free event that formed part of the Shrewsbury Arts Trail, it took place for the first time at St Mary's church on the 12th of June 2021 and will return as an annual event each year. I welcomed many visitors to my stand and gave introductory talks into Stained Glass Painting, answered questions about my craft, showed samples of my work and the materials I use, and sold copies of my books, prints, cards and fused glass window charms crafted with recycled off-cuts from the glass panes used to create commissions.
Alex and I chatted for around 15 minutes but we didn’t get around to talking about everything we wanted to, so he joined me at my studio for a spontaneous chat. The time passed quickly but we spoke for over one hour and covered lots of topics including my journey to becoming a Stained Glass artist and artisan, and what I’m working on at the moment. It was also a pleasure to meet photographer James Warman who took some brilliant photos of the studio and will be returning in August to take some more as part of his project Hands, Head and Heart.<