Technique:Engraving, Leaded and stained, Painting


Discipline:Architectural, Decorative, Fine art

Areas of Interest:Competitions, Exhibition, Techniques

Product:Architectural, Commission, Design/ Functional/ interiors, Fine Art, Installations, Public art, Windows

Country:United Kingdom

County:Dumfries and Galloway

Carolyn Barlow

I make window panels of leaded stained or fused glass, taking commissions and exhibiting. I also make fused pieces displayed on a stand. "Colour is an all-absorbing mystery. Firing colours into glass helps to satisfy my curiosity, with the elements in the glass and frits, stains and heat making the creation. As a child in Lincolnshire I was fascinated by the stained glass windows in Lincoln Cathedral and the large churches in the Fens. With daylight streaming through them, the colour was not only in the windows but also moving playfully across the floor and furnishings. The coloured glass released another dimension and often musical notes with it. Always using the basic float glass, old or new, I stain, colour and trace it in the ancient tradition, then lead the pieces together for a window panel. Otherwise I fuse pieces together with coloured frits, traced and sand-blasted images for freestanding pieces."

My aim is to make colours ‘dance’ in 3D when light is behind them. I like to make windows that relate to features both inside and outside the glass. I also sometimes undertake illustrative commissions, e.g. three recent large Tam O’Shanter windows for the Globe Inn in Dumfries

Alfie's window , B. Barlow

Lockdown 1 , C Barlow

Love of Three Oranges , C Barlow


Amber Forest , C Barlow

Into the Blue , Ewan Adamson

Tam o'Shanter 2 , B Barlow