Stained Glass Butterflies This is definitely the year of the butterfly, everyone is talking about them. Not only are broccoli and cauliflower being invaded daily by cabbage-whites laying eggs and their caterpillars munching their way through winter vegetables, one of the most popular contemporary artists on the scene, Damien Hirst has filled a room in […]
Stained Glass Windows In Arezzo I went recently to visit Arezzo, it’s churches and to admire it’s beautiful stained glass windows specially preserved in the cathedral of the city. Arezzo is a beautiful city of the Italian region called Tuscany, it’s origins are pre-Etruscan it’s situated in a strategic area being a natural passage of […]
Uruguay, 2014 -IKO Studio on Tour Intensive Stained Glass Course in Uraguay: Glass Painting IKO studio is pleased to announce that we will be delivering our first course in another country in January, 2014. The intensive stained glass course in Uraguay, South America will focus on stained glass painting. No previous experience is required to […]
Recent Stained Glass Course We’ve been very busy with a series of stained glass courses and completing some private stained glass commissions, so this long overdue post summarises some of the beautiful works our students have made. Most of these students visited us for an intensive and residential course, some for one week some for […]
Course Project Monica has joined us from Trento a city in north Italy for a Course Project which aimed to create a stained-glass window for her home under renovation. As a profession Monica is graphics designer and illustrator, she works as a graphic designer in advertising companies and some local newspapers in Trento and as […]
We receive requests for courses from from all over the world, but this winter we welcomed our first South American student, Laura from Uruguay. Laura had been following our courses page on Facebook, and had watched our videos. She finally took the opportunity offered by a long summer vacation to flee the tropical heat of […]
During this new residential course my new student is producing her fantasy stained glass, this window will adorn the living room of her house in North Italy. She has just finished to cut the glass and tomorrow she will begin glass painting. Student’s Fantasy Stained Glass Design. At IKO studio we also organise project focused courses […]
Below are some photos of the work in progress for the making of a hand painted skylight
Summer 2013, Stained Glass Courses IKO Studio is delighted to announce the dates of Stained Glass Courses in May, August, September, these courses are designed for groups up to four students at a reduced price of € 700 + VAT. As always for all of our residential courses accommodation is free with the course, you will […]
This January’s stained glass course we were delighted to welcome Alfredo and his daughter Raffaella. Alfredo is from Naples, but he spends a good deal of his life in Africa. He loves his job and he loves Africa even more but unfortunately he’ spends a lot of time away from his wife and the three […]
This is the first specialist course on glass painting that focuses on painting flesh: hand and faces. Lasting for six days, from the 5th of August to the 10th, with over 60 hours in the studio, it is suitable for those who already have experience in stained glass painting, including professional stained-glass artists who want […]
Poor Conservation of Stained Glass in Todi The Stained glass in Todi is in a terrible state of poor conservation, particularly that of the church of Saint Fortunato. In the state of Italy “fortunato” translates as fortunate, but clearly this is an unfortunate state of affairs. It was during one of my recent intensive stained […]
Creation of a glass door with hand painted poem on single sheet of Madras Kyoto glass. In every day life my client is an engineer but in his free time he cultivates a real passion for poetry so much so that he even composes poems himself. Romantically, he penned a lovely poem dedicated to his […]
Book review of Harry Clarke, Strangest Genius. IKO Studio has a small library full of art books and specific titles on stained glass. It is a collections of books purchase on the Internet and it includes some rare, limited edition books. One of my favorite stained glass artists is without a doubt, Harry Clarke, he was […]
This intensive residential stained glass course with painting, demonstrates just how much our students have to celebrate. Jutta celebrates producing a stunning stained glass window, mastering this ancient art and her birthday. Our courses also include visits to local attractions for inspiration as well as rest and relaxation.
An individual, intensive, residential, glass painting course was run at IKO Studio at the end of June. Take a look at our student’s work. Well done Valentina.
Through good restoration and enlargement of a stained glass window a stained glass window can easily be moved to a new location and reinstalled. Moving to a new house is an exciting moment, especially if you are starting out in a new country; but it’s not until you’ve unpacked your furniture and put the pictures […]
Angel stained glass window, work in progress, machine made glass and mouth blown glass, glass paint and enamel.