JOHN KENNETH CLARK

-

ARCHITECTURAL GLASS ARTIST - COMMISSIONED ARTIST

banner880

Welcome to this new version of my website, www.glasspainter.com site is still online, but it is now outdated.
I also wanted to create a space that is not only dedicated to the glass work that I do, but shows the other kinds of work that I get involved with. Most recently, film, sculpture, mosaic and even some music both performing and filmed.
I have kept the project viewer feature. Mouse over a thumbnail, you see an image on the screen, click on the thumbnail and you will be taken to that project.
I have not included all the projects that are contained within the www.glasspainter.com index. I may get around to that.
Trinity tained Glass Windows

A set of three small windows on the Theme of the Trinity for St. Mauritius, in Hermannsacker. A delightful set of abstract, highly etched windows.
These are the most recently completed works of mine in Germany. They were designed around 10 years ago, but the project stalled. I was finally able to undertake these windows in February and they were installed and dedicated during Pentecost 2017.
As with most of my works, They were made at the Derix Studios in Taunusstein.
IMAGE VIEWER
List of Projects

As I have mentioned in the introduction, It will be interesting to see what I can do with this new format. I have become increasingly involved with filming the projects I make.
This area may well expand as I include more films or whatever I want to highlight in the projects I am working on.
This is a short film from old video material that I had about the Queen’s Park Synagogue. At the time I edited this little film, I had forgotten that more video was made. I now have this and once I get it transferred to a form I can use, I will make a new video about this project.
A short video, more slide show, about the window I made for The Castle - in Pinehurst. NC. This is a tremendously complex work utilising mainly multi-layered glass etching.
The first complex video I made. It shows the process from design to installation of the two rose windows for the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Shanghai. Three facades are now completed for this ongoing project.
winsml
Glasgow Cathedral Millennium Window Revisited May 2016

It is interesting to look at this work again after 16 years.
One of the many lovely thing about glass is that it ages very slowly. The window is as was, so is the building. Things made to endure. Sadly, we age much quicker.
Often, when I see modern windows form the last twenty, thirty years, I look to see how they now feel in their environment. Sometimes, things which looked great at the time they were installed, now look awkward either because of the the techniques used or the design concept which was maybe fashionable at the time. Even the glass world has its fashions as new techniques and approaches become possible. My own philosophy for work in historical buildings is that it is better to be appropriate rather than fashionable... read more
winsml
Glasgow Cathedral Millennium Window Revisited May 2016

It is interesting to look at this work again after 16 years.
One of the many lovely thing about glass is that it ages very slowly. The window is as was, so is the building. Things made to endure. Sadly, we age much quicker.
Often, when I see modern windows form the last twenty, thirty years, I look to see how they now feel in their environment. Sometimes, things which looked great at the time they were installed, now look awkward either because of the the techniques used or the design concept which was maybe fashionable at the time. Even the glass world has its fashions as new techniques and approaches become possible. My own philosophy for work in historical buildings is that it is better to be appropriate rather than fashionable... read more
To be continued whenever I think of anything else that should be on this first page. To see more projects in the meantime go to www.glasspainter.com