Siân uses traditional stained glass techniques and a variety of methods including the "opus sectile" style mosaic to create beautiful contemporary designs and art. Her Life Seeds Series explores the visual detail and symbolism of how fruit and seeds have been used in different cultures throughout the ages to tell a story.
- Fact 1
In Castell Coch (the 'Red Castle'), just outside of Cardiff, there is a wall frieze with pomegranates. In olden days well-wishers would gift newlyweds with pomegranates as a symbol of fertility. Guess it beats having too many toasters and kettles as a wedding gift...
- Fact 2
In Victorian Britain, well-to-do families would hire - yes HIRE - a pineapple as a show of their high social standing. It would be the table centrepiece at a dinner party. If your hosts served it, you knew you were dining with the hoi polloi! Source: Mrs Beeton's cookery book.
Siân hand carves the glass with a sandblaster to create interest, intrigue and a desire to interact with her eye-catching stain glass designs. This combination of translucent and reflective surfaces adds texture and movement to her antique glass, mosaic and mirror designs.
Siân loves working with glass and is a keen advocate of using recycled glass in her art where possible. Her stained glass art goes against the norm as she invites you to look and touch!
Mosaic and glass commisions to date include:
- Bespoke stained glass windows suitable for internal and external glazing
- Bespoke kitchen splashbacks, shower screens and glass kitchen tiles
- Corporate awards and retirement gifts
- Individual panels to celebrate births, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and retirements
- Commenorative plaques for walls and windows
- Decorative mirrors with sandblasted designs
- Fused glass coasters
- Stained glass tealights and jewellery boxes in the Tiffany method
Siân also lectures part-time and has taught on the Glass HNC programme at the University of Wales Trinity St David.