Wednesday 14th September saw our new session first talk by Aileen Ogilvie about her career in making stained glass. Aileen explained how she had started in this demanding discipline, mainly working to commission. She showed how the panels of glass are constructed, how the beautiful glass itself is made by skilled craftsmen, how it can be painted or engraved to add details personal to the client and her slides showed examples of the work in situ in the client's homes, with the sun shining through the glass to show it in its true glory. It's a very precise skill, working with tolerances of 1mm and must require a lot of patience and good eyesight! Aileen also makes glass jewellery.
Aileen's website is www.amostainedglass.com