Cariad Glass is based in the small market town of Llandysul, overlooking the picturesque River Teifi; (Cariad means ‘sweetheart’ in Welsh). The beauty of the surrounding landscape of rural West Wales is inspirational to Chris, as is apparent in his work.
Chris has been working with glass for over 8 years, specialising in leaded lights and copper foiling techniques, as well as painted glass work. As a skilled craftsperson, Chris combines elements of glass and woodwork in his individual creations, and enjoys using reclaimed glass within his work.
Cariad Glass produces a wide range of glass gifts, a restoration service and also bespoke glass panels. Cariad Glass understands that a piece of commissioned glass is a very personal, individual project so will work with you throughout the design process to ensure that the finished piece lives up to your expectations and dreams - whether you have a fixed idea of your design or just a desire for an individual, bespoke panel.
Chris worked with the children of Ysgol Gynradd Llandysul to produce a Celtic themed window. The design was adapted from drawings created by the children in Years 3 and 4 and then the children painted each panel with a selection of glass paints, using their imagination to scratch patterns into the paint as it dried. The panel was then leaded and presented to the school.
Please telephone first if you are traveling some distance to ensure Chris will be available as he is sometimes working on projects away from the studio.