Hubbit* Gallery 2022
My online students have truly excelled themselves this year. 2022’s gallery is SO inspiring. There are 66 – SIXTY SIX – mistress/masterpieces of the Best of 2022. They each chose the piece they were most proud of this year.
If you want to shower them with well-deserved praise, go to the Comments below so that they can read them and be joyful.
They’ve all done me proud this year and must take all the credit – they’re an amazing group of artists. Best on the web, full stop. Thanks for the inspiration.
- * ‘Hubbits’ are students of my online classes who are members of the Stained Glass Hub – a private FB group just for them. Think ‘Texans’ from Texas and you’re on the right track 🙂
Visitor’s Stained Glass Window Images
Panel with 175 Pieces
This panel was rather difficult and time comsuming with about 175 pieces..many small,,,but a joy none the less.
Milly’s comment: Wow, thanks for this PJ, it looks great. Not only 175 pieces, but small curvy ones too! And that’s not even mentioning the symmetry of the design, which means it has to be perfect, otherwise it looks all wrong. Brilliant.
I love the choice of glass, too. The textured clear lets the outside plant world mingle with the stained glass plant world of your panel.
Abstract ‘Norfolk’ Design
I have been making stained glass as a hobby for many years. The next step for me is painting. I went to Ely cathedral for their one day painting workshop. I then built this panel around my first attempt which I was quite pleased with! by Julia Richardson
Oh this is great! Love the colours and the delicacy of the painting. I bet the stained glass painting will open up a whole new world for you.
I have some tutorials about painting on glass, if you need additional resources.
Darwin With Painting Instructions
Trying to imagine how to make Pebeo paint work for portraiture, I recalled the scratchboard technique. So, to make my “Darwin” I downloaded a photographic portrait of the gent, printed out at desired scale, cut out the man himself, placed on whitish opalescent glass rectangle, and heavily overpainted in black all around (more lightly brushed for his coat), then daubed inside the outline, variously dark or left blank, as the photo suggested. After overnight drying, Darwin’s features were “picked out” (scratched out, actually) with X-acto knife point. I used the resulting effigy in a capricious panel, where Darwin is surrounded by a variety of fanciful, Pebeo-marker-drawn beetles, at which he looks, quite evidently, askance! ;>) by Larry Stout
Thanks Larry, you’ve got a sense of humour to go with your artistic talent! This is a really good idea for cold paint (paint you don’t have to fire in a kiln). It’s very similar to the sgraffito technique used to paint the lovely sleeping squirrel at the bottom of my Glass Painting Techniques page.
Four Intricate Pictures
Every painting is inspired by what I love from mermaids to an elegance of beauty and artwork has no boundaries…I paint what inspires me. by Ayshita Chandappa
Ayshita, these are amazing! Thanks for posting them on the website. I can’t quite what you’ve made them with as the images are a bit small, perhaps you could let me/us into your artistic secrets?!
Rose Blanche Lighthouse
A Wyoming client had enjoyed “the vacation of a lifetime” with his wife, including a visit to this lighthouse in Newfoundland, so wanted it rendered in stained glass for their home (a geodesic dome!). I used the applique technique to create the lighthouse large, stone by stone, since copper foil would have required a ghastly amount of solder. One of the adhered pieces came loose during shipment (gasp!), but was easily replaced by the client, following simple instructions. (Shipping glass is always risky: insure it!) by Larry Stout
They sound like interesting clients… I love the colour palette here, really subtle with nothing garish about it whatsoever. And the grouting lines are nearly invisible, it’s a really good advert for the technique, as you can minimise the ‘blackness’ that is sometimes too dominant in leaded stained glass panels.
I wanted to commemorate our whale-watching adventure last summer at the mouth of the Saguenay fjord on the St. Lawrence Seaway, so devised this semi-stylized applique panel, to which I’ve just glued the last piece. Stuck it in the destination window to have a look, although grouting obviously yet to be done (outside light rather dim this morning). My trials at ways around grout bleeding have all failed, so will have to try the normal method, with as little moisture as possible (!). The whale belly and tail (two whales there) were made with grey/opal glass, overpainted with Pebeo black, details of patterns scratched off before baking. The beluga (white) whales were made from Youghiogheny ice white stipple, with faint suggestions of eyes, mouth, and flippers painted on the reverse.
Grouting will give everything definition and make it look “solid” (I hope). by Larry Stout
Three things strike me here – lucky lucky you, seeing whales!, I love your choice of glass, and it’s very interesting to see just how much the grouting adds to a stained glass applique panel. It gives it a depth and structure that really helps us visualise the scene. And what a scene! I’m not often jealous, but might have to admit to it here…
Sorry your experiments attempting to prevent the grout bleeding didn’t quite work. I bet you resolve the issue in the end, though. That’s what normally happens with glass, something will nag and nag until a solution is found. Let us know if it suddenly comes to you.
30 thoughts on “Stained Glass Panel Images”
Congrats to all the amazing artists, you should be proud of yourself, your pieces are wonderfully done. Thanks for sharing your work and thank Milly for me. Thanks, Charles Kienlen
Good morning Milly,
I look forward to your weekly emails! With just 3 years of doing this craft, I am constantly finding new tips and tricks to help me along my journey. I thank you!
I enjoyed viewing all of the artists work, so much unique and beautiful talent, I couldn’t even begin to name a favourite!
I do have a question about Maggie Winters “White Ribbon surrounded by a Butterfly”. It is stunning!! Is this her own pattern, and would she be willing to allow me to make my own version of this? (I have a friend who has recently battled breast cancer and loves butterflies)
Thank you, and thanks for all you do! All the very best in 2023!!
Thanks Rhonda, I’ll ask Maggie and give her your email, if that’s okay.
Absolutely stunning creations by all. The talent in the Hub is amazing! Each creation demonstrates a true love of glass art & provides inspiration for us all. Thank you Ms Milly for providing the Hub for us & all your wonderful courses, guides & tips for us. I have learned so much from so many of you.
Thank YOU all, my lovely students, for inspiring me and all my readers 🙂
Love the creativity and expertise of one and all! Something to strive for in 2023!
Cheers Milly for your support and encouragement .
Seasons greetings to one and all, have a colourful one!
Aw, thanks Doods; they’re fantastic aren’t they 🙂
Fabulous pieces well done all of you
Congratulations to all who worked on these great projects in 2022! It can be difficult to find the courage to try a new craft but often very worth the effort as we find our own creative outlets.
My personal favorites are the beautiful flower piece by Laura Teems Martin and the artistic angel design by Juliet Giconi Gomez. Thank you for sharing!!
WOW. I am humbled by the work ! Way to go :))
Beautiful! Inspired me to get back to stained glass therapy : )
That’s what I like to hear Sandra 🙂 I hope 2023 sees you back at your stained glass bench.
Happy Holidays Millie-Your emails are always a joy. I kind of work by myself in a small town, so I have upped my game a lot from your input! I love how positive your comments on peoples’ work is. You communicate the pleasure and fulfillment we get from our craft.
Aw, that’s sweet of you, thanks Karen. I don’t have to work hard at being positive with such good work around 🙂
I love the tulips with the wavy stems
Absolutely inspired. Fabulous work by the students. Always eager to learn more techniques. So grateful for your emails.
I’m so happy to hear they’ve inspired you Gloria – me too! You’re welcome re-the emails – it’s a pleasure to send them out to such a nice bunch of people 🙂
They are all Amazing! Thank you for sharing.
Thanks, Milly, for this lovely compilation of stained glass works. A beautiful end to a…year!
Wishing you a very happy holiday season and the beginning of a beautiful year.
Isn’t is just? Glorious. And you, happy festives and New Year.
Each and every one is really wonderful and so inspiring. Thanks
For me glass is color and color is critical and inherent in an exciting life. These pieces are so wonderful!! Thanks for sharing with me here in Texas!
Excellent! Beautiful! Great work, one and all! Hats off also to your great instructor, Milly!
I’d love to take credit for all of it but to be truthful, I may point them in a direction and they fly with their own wings… just how I like it 🙂
THnk TO ALL YOUR STUDENTS
FOR SHARING THEY WORK
MAYBE FIND A WAY TO PUT A REFERENCE FOR DIMENTION
we do not know if it is a little circle or a big one for exemple
probaly put a rule in the botton is not very estetic
but some kind of standar toll can do the job
what is the ((( used the applique technique to create the lighthouse )))
can you explained
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I just want to say they all look wonderful. Outstanding job everyone. We have all improved a lot. I know I have and I have to thank everyone for all the help we get from the Hub. I thank Milly for the classes I have taken because you have helped me a lot.
I agree that there has been a distinct uplift in improvement this year Kathy. There is so much encouragement and help in the Hub, I’m sure that helps a lot.
Glad to hear that my online classes have helped you, too. Makes me happy 🙂
Those pieces are truly beautiful. I am in awe I am a beginner and love to see what other people create. Thank you so much Milly for posting and providing tips.
I’m so glad you like them Gisele. It’s always good to look further down the road to see what’s possible for yourself. It is! I like to encourage helping others not so experienced and learning from those more experienced. That way everyone benefits.
I’m happy you like my tips too, thanks.