St Magnus, Orkney

St Magnus, Orkney


St Magnus


Situated in the heart of Kirkwall, St Magnus Cathedral was founded in 1137 by the Viking, Earl Rognvald in honour of this uncle, St Magnus, who was martyred in Orkney. It is the most northerly cathedral in Britian and belongs to the people of Orkney. 


A one off, one of a kind, unique picture made with fused glass. 

framed size approx 25cm x 25cm


Each piece of glass is unique, different although similar to others in the range. I find it impossible to recreate an image exactly, I tend to wander off with new colours and shapes. 


The coloured pieces of glass are all cut by hand and placed together like a collage. The glass is then put into the kiln and heated to around 1400C which bonds all the pieces together. Sometimes the glass is put into the kiln a second or even third time depending on the finish I'm looking for. This all takes time, around 12hrs per firing, but its a thrill each time I open the kiln to see if the glass has behaved as I'd expected. 


Never a dull moment here.