As a result of the supplying the Royal Air Force Association with products for their range, I was asked to design and make a special collection. It was framed glass art to be presented as gifts for dignitaries at 2019 RIAT. It was an honour and a thrill to create these, which featured the iconic Spitfire and the brand new F35 screenprinted onto hand-coloured glass.
Following on from this, I was featured the autumn edition of ‘Airmail’, the magazine for RAFA members. A delightful gentleman called Jon saw this article just as he was remodelling his spare room into a “man-cave” which is plane themed. He immediately decided he’d like something for this room and contacte me to commission two panels.
I’ve not yet met Jon, but he phoned me today to tell me his oversized parcel had arrived (always pack glass assuming they’re going to play football with the package) and that he was absolutely delighted with the panels. He told me I can share them with you, as long as I don’t give out his address, in case a stream of women go knocking on his door…. He’s promised to send me photos when they’re installed, too, but for now, here’s a couple of snaps I took at the studio before wrapping them in yards of corrugated card (recycled of course) and lots of air (large packaging bubbles, also recycled!)