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Lightworks Stained Glass

Daniel & Deborah Burke

Explaining his route into and love for the craft, Daniel says:
As soon as I was old enough to hold a pencil and a felt-pen I drew. I would fill up pad after pad with dinosaurs, monsters, magical cars, space ships and underwater scenes filled with fantastical creatures! Thirty or so years later and that desire for putting pen to paper is still there....only the subject matter and its end result has changed slightly. Drawing on this life-times passion and having attained the correct skills with there meticulous attention to detail and accuracy, Lightworks philosophy to its work is that a successful stained glass window is ultimately reliant on a great idea and the artistry to put that idea down on paper.

Having completed my studies in both Art & Design and Photography, I was fortunate enough to secure a position with a prominent North West stained glass company at which my sister had already held a position for over a year. Having trained and worked the length and breadth of the country, our decision to set up Lightworks came just three years later in 1998.

For me, stained glass is the perfect creative outlet as it involves an equal measure of both the creative and the physical, from the initial seed of an idea on paper to its ultimate installation. There is nothing more rewarding, having spent days, weeks, months or even years on a project and seeing that project move through the creative process from scratchy drawings to final designs to construction to standing in front of the finished work as the light streams through and the reflected colour spills across the floor and all about you.

 
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