Catrin Davies Architectural Stained Glass
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I love doing what I do. Designing and making stained glass windows to commission. Restoring and conserving old stained glass. Exhibiting small pieces that I make, and running courses at my studio in West Wales. 

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My training was initially in fine art which feeds my work still. Later I trained as an art teacher and taught in secondary schools in Wales and Scotland - and now, working with groups of people whether in schools or community based, is an occasional lovely pleasure. 

I visited Chartres sometime in my late twenties and fell for the wondrous windows of the cathedral. I learnt later of the spiritual significance of medieval glazing. The word of God depicted in glass - the light passing through the glass to the body of the building illuminating the people within, and entering their consciousness. The windows acting as a veil between the known and the unknown.   

The craft of making a window I learnt gradually - receiving a thorough grounding in the department of Architectural Glass at Swansea Metropolitan University. On a very part time basis I finally achieved a first class honours degree in 2010.

 

My Work

 
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Recent work 

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Commissions 

This is such a pleasing aspect of my work. Designing glazing for specific sites - working with my customers to achieve a very special window which is meaningful to them and also compliments it's situation within the architecture. 

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Restorations

A window is removed for restoration or conservation for various reasons. Glazing may be broken, leads fatigued. It is a very satisfying process to give it renewed life and I learn a lot from looking so closely at it. 

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Courses

I sometimes run courses at my studio, which is a spacious Victorian school in beautiful rural Carmarthenshire. It is a very special place to me - where in fact I was brought up and also had my education till the school shut. 

Small panels

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I often make small works for exhibition and for sale. These are available at the moment in:

The Hay Makers Gallery, St Johns Place, Hay on Wye. HR3 5BN    

The Chapel (of The Art Shop & Chapel), Market Street, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire. NP7 5EH

 

 

Contact

 
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Croeso mawr i chi gysylltu drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg.

Please do contact me by email at:

catrindaviesglass@gmail.com

By phone:

07969793777

Or at the address below:

Ty'r Ysgol, Rhandirmwyn, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire. SA20 0PA