Video showing the five stained glass garden art panels on the Woven Woodland Raveningham Sculpture Trail in 2019
Video of the experimental Wind Seeker made for the Raveningham Sculpture Trail 2021
Slide show of photos taken whilst designing and making the Stained Glass Garden Art for the Raveningham Sculpture Trail 2021
My name is Peter Wiltshire
In my workshop in Norfolk, I design and make stained glass ornaments and sculptures, using the same lead cames, solder and glass present in most church stained glass windows.
I'm utilising the glass that is available today and simple daylight to produce colourful weatherproof items that can be placed in gardens or inside in windows or on walls. In gardens they add moments of delight and surprise in all seasons, complementing flowers in the summer and detracting from bare areas in the winter. For indoor walls or shady areas in gardens, I use glass that reflects light rather than just projecting colour.
My products include:-
- stained glass panels or sculptures with legs that can be "planted" in the garden
- 2D wallart designed to hang on walls inside or outside using more opaque glass
- horseshoes with stained glass centres
- stained glass hanging ornaments that can be placed in the garden all year or used as suncatchers or decorations inside
- stained glass cane toppers
I offer the unique service of putting stained glass centres into horseshoes with special memories attached to them that people send me. I also put centres into horseshoes from my stock.
The materials I use are Spectrum and Wissmach glass (cathedral, iridescent, opaque, transluscent, textured and plain), lead cames, galvanised steel wire, tinned copper wire, copper pipe and top quality 316 marine grade stainless steel.
Traditional leaded stained glass with a twist
Timelapse GIF showing me cutting glass
Timelapse GIF showing how stained glass in the garden changes constantly as the light conditions change