Peak District Lead Mining Museum Commission

“Matlock Bath Through Time”

I have been working for some months on a very large and exciting new window at the Peak District Lead Mining Museum, based in the Grand Pavilion, Matlock Bath.  The window is part of a larger refurbishment of the museum and funding for the “Matlock Bath Through Time” project has come partly from the national lottery. 

The designing and making of this set of panels has been a joint venture with fellow glass artist, Lin Fletcher.  Design work started as far back as October 2015.  The making started in the new year.  It is a slow craft and neither of us are able to dedicate more than a day or 2 a week to the project, due to other work commitments.  The first completed panel was installed in May 2016.  Depicted in this work are various aspects of Matlock Bath, which range from the scenery of the High Tor to a plate of fish, chips and peas.  Also included is a classic motorbike, the Jubilee bridge, a waterwheel on the River Derwent, an icecream and a manual lead mining winch, known as a “stowe”. We have been fortunate to secure the support of Rotherham based company Heaps, Arnold and Heaps, Lead, Tin and Solder manufacturers, who have donated the lead and solder for this project.

Click on any photo to open the gallery.