Kathleen James

Stained Glass Artist & Illustrator

My aim is to create art that uplifts and inspires hopeful optimism. My processes incorporate illustration, crochet but especially the translucent and vivid medium of stained, fused and blown glass. Catalysts for my work are history, mythology and folklore.

Kraken foiled detail

The Kraken

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This sea monster was a commission for the opening of a new restaurant, The Kraken, in Whitley Bay. It is made from turquoise Spectrum water glass, Bristol blue, hammered cathedral…

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Positive Words

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One of my goals in making stained glass is to create art with positive messages. I’ve always loved calligraphy and lettering but it isn’t always the easiest thing to reproduce…

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Positive words

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One of my goals in making stained glass is to create art with positive messages. I’ve always loved calligraphy and lettering but it isn’t always the easiest thing to reproduce…

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Aunt Eliza’s Star

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Quilt patterns like Aunt Eliza’s Star work well as stained glass. You do need to be quite accurate in your cutting, otherwise it looks a mess. (That’s true of quilts,…

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