Surface Design Show 2023

Recclesia Stained Glass made an exciting debut at this year's Surface Design Show at the Business Design Centre in London, with a spectacular stand showcasing the wide range of both contemporary and traditional glass techniques that we have to offer.  

Flourishing from our specialist background in conservation and heritage glass, a talented team at Recclesia designed and handcrafted a collection of four backlit leaded panels that demonstrate the multitude of different styles that can be achieved through the art of stained glass. The 'Myriad Panel', designed by Kat Walton, is a composite piece including varying techniques such as leading, copper foiling, glass fusing and etching. It is intended as a celebration of colours and shapes, as well as an ode to the team's dedication and passion for their profession as glaziers, artists and conservators.

Also on display at the stand was the show stopping ‘Sunflowers’, a wooden screen frame encapsulating 12 hand-painted and fused glass panels. Managing Director Jamie Moore produced the two-toned sunflower designs using advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI), carefully refining, remastering and prompting it to develop its work. The designs were then adapted by Kate Waddicor and the team at Recclesia Stained Glass to be created with fused glass, undertaking a multitude of trials and tests over several weeks leading to this spectacular finished screen. As well as being an incredibly eye-catching interior feature, the screen stimulates a powerful discussion point on the meaning of creativity, the future of art as a concept, and where intellectual value and ownership lies in the 21st century.  

Following on from a successful launch at the show, Recclesia Stained Glass are geared up to break onto the interior design scene, bringing our heritage skills and expertise into the modern world. Keep your eyes peeled for updates on some compelling projects that are in the works!