28 August 2009

Grand Hotel Amrath, Amsterdam: W Bogtman






In August I happened to be in Amsterdam and admired the exquisite glass in the Grand Hotel Amrath, Binnenkent Centrum. Some are signed W Bogtman, Haarlam. They are innovative in that there is little colour but the outline is important. The images are of seafaring themes such as boats and sea-creatures. The outlines are formed bt lead came and black paint.

12 April 2009

Brighton Open House May 2009


Hooray! I am delighted to say I will be taking part in the Brighton fringe Artists' Open House exhibition, Beyond the Level #5 at The Brown House 49 St Mary Magdalene Street, Brighton BN2 3HU. Beyond the Level is one of the main Open House attractions in the annual Brighton Festival. Now in its 13th year and 12 houses plus five studios strong, Beyond the Level showcases the work of an ever-growing community of practising artists and designers. Situated north and west of The Level recreation area, the group aims to provide visitors with quality original arts and crafts in informal and homely settings at affordable prices.
NB the houses do not generally accept credit cards, but cash or cheques with a guarantee card are welcome. As these are normal domestic properties, we are unable to offer specialist access for disabled visitors but try give appropriate assistance when required. You are welcome to call houses in advance if you wish to discuss your requirements.
Why not pay us a visit? http://www.beyond-the-level.org.uk/
Opening times: 12noon to 6pm, on the 5/6, 12/13, 19/20, 26/27 May unless otherwise indicated.

Hostal Bahia; Mallorca


On the ground floor of this lovely hostal the back door has two windows on either side, looking onto the street, about 36 x 100 cm. They are special because each is made of 2 coloured glass panels.The inside one has a square standing on one corner with a yellow or blue hexagon on each edge and 4 little red triangles next to the square. The outside has a herringbone pattern with lots of small squares in the middle. Superimposing one colour over the other gives a subtle and beautiful effect. A waiter said it had been bought especially for the hostal from Gallicia 20 years ago and that double style of cristal is popular there. http://www.hoposa.es/pagespanol/hostalbahia.htm