Here is a custom portrait that I did a few years ago for my brother and sister-in-law of their dear English Setter, Lilly. The portrait is done with a watercolor underpainting and pigment pencil on top for all the detail. In the private collection of Peter and Ann Mathewson.
This is the first of many plates that I’ve painted with a Pointer theme. It was the beginning of my new venture into painting on china, for dog show trophies or for gifts. The painted china plate below, and the dog shown, belongs to Laura Salvatore.
Here are some stained glass 4 x 6 photo frames with dog breeds, done for trophies. Below you will see a number of different breeds. Each stained glass dog head is appliqued onto the corner of the frame. There is a backer on each frame with a stand. These are available in any breed, and can be made to sit horizontally as shown, or vertically.
This pair of stained glass bookends were commissioned by the colleagues of a librarian who was retiring from his post. The wooden bases are cherry and were custom made for this project. I used a copper patina on the finished solder to match the wood.
This is an all-time favorite of mine. This is a stained glass panel, framed for hanging in a window, with five dogs who belong to the owners. You’ll see two Golden Retrievers and three Pointers in the panel, in a scene on the water, a duck flying away into the sky. This panel is approximately 26 inches wide, plus the frame. In the private collection of Laura Salvatore.
This custom stained glass wall clock was fashioned after the Hummingbird Mantel Clock that you will find under “Clocks” on the main menu under “Stained Glass.” The client wanted a wall clock instead, so I made the pattern fit a round design, with the fuchsia flowers flowing around the face. The Hummingbird is done in iridescent glass, as are the bottom petals of the fuchsia flowers. This stained glass wall clock is roughly 12 inches across.
I was commissioned last year to do 7 clocks that would be suitable for a Group One Dog Show Trophy at an all breed dog show. I came up with this design using the Group One ribbon colors, blue and white, using the rosette for the face and the tails of the ribbon for the bottom and stand, with a paw print in the design. These would be available in any of the ribbon color combinations.
Another breed for the painted china plates, here is a Kerry Blue Terrier in a coastal Ireland scene, with sheep in the background. I will be doing some more painted china for a Kerry Blue Terrier club next spring for their national. The china that was supplied to me is Royal Doulton. This plate is a salad size piece.
These two Hummingbird mirrors were commissioned by friends of mine for their home in Northwest Connecticut. Avid gardeners and bird lovers, they were looking for a natural design showing flowers growing in their gardens, with a Hummingbird pair. The mirrors are 24 inches across, not including the frames, which add another two inches or so. Each mirror has around 600 pieces. The stained glass overlays the 24 inch mirror, so when light hits it, the glass seems to glow with color. These two stained glass mirrors hang in the private home of Wendy and Darrell Decker.
Another breed in my series of painted china plates is this English Springer Spaniel. This was donated to the Eastern English Springer Spaniel club for their raffle/auction at their specialty show in June of 2013.
It’s been a busy few years, and one of the things new here at Mungo Works is my line of painted plates. In upcoming posts, look for a line of plates featuring Pointers, from the American Pointer Club’s 75th anniversary national show in Bethlehem, PA. Below, I have a long serving style plate featuring a Field Spaniel in a hunting theme. The plates are painted with a glass and ceramic paint, and then “fired” in the oven to set the paint. They are not to be used with food, they are for decoration only. I’m looking forward to adding more breeds to my repertoire soon, along with some wildlife done on vintage china. I hope you enjoy the new pieces!
This stained glass mantel clock with two Norwich Terriers in two of the main colors they come in was commissioned for the Best of Breed prize for a Norwich Terrier dog show specialty. The club wanted me to use the ribbon colors of Best of Breed, which are purple and gold, for the background design.
This is one of my favorite pieces, a stained glass Kerry Blue Terrier Wall Clock. It measures 12 inches across and features two Kerry Blue Terriers with a leaf motif in the background with a little bit of amber iridescent glass for interest.
This custom portrait of an English Toy Spaniel was done for a client who loves his small spaniel breeds.
In the private collection of Tom Britt.
These stained glass trophies were done for a Golden Retriever specialty dog show. The club wanted numerous items, all with stained glass Golden Retrievers as the motif. Below is a large stained glass mirror with the Golden Retriever head, with colors that would be pleasant in any home decor.
Here is another Golden Retriever stained glass piece, a vertical mantel clock.
This stained glass frame with a Golden Retriever puppy was for Best Puppy in the show.
The two stained glass items below were also offered for prizes at the Golden Retriever specialty show. First is a large stained glass box with Golden Retriever, and then a votive holder with a Golden Retriever on the front.
For this Paw print in Heart ornament, I used glass nuggets for the paw print in iridescent white, and pink iridescent glass for the background. This stained glass ornament measures about 4 inches across. Any color you choose can be used for the background color.
Original Stained Glass Copyright 2010 by Diane L. Blasius.
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