Chris Howitt

 

My love of stained glass began I think when, as a teenager, I first saw the Baptistry window at Coventry Cathedral created by John Piper and Patrick Reyntiens.

I learned the basics of leaded glass many years ago at a further education class.  Sometime later I took more classes through Northbrook College in Worthing with Sue Wallis from whom I learnt traditional methods of painting on glass and some warm glass techniques like fusing and slumping.

Since then I have continued working with glass in various ways, either for my own projects or for commissions. For commissions I work to my own designs or by adapting ideas from the client to images that can be produced in leaded glass.  I also produce names in fused glass which have proved popular as Christening gifts.

I have previously shown my work locally in the annual exhibition in the church of St Mary de Haura in Shoreham and in my own Open House as part of the biennial Adur Art Trail.

More examples of my work can be see on my web page on the adurArtcollective website www.adurartcollective.co.uk