Delia Scales is a stained glass artist who creates beautiful stained glass across a range of settings; architectural, religious, commercial and domestic.
Delia learned her craft during a 7 year apprenticeship in a busy commercial workshop in London. Starting in the cement shed she soon developed a range of skills and left as shop manager to start up her own company Apollo Stained Glass in 2002.
Delia is fascinated by the history of glass and the development of period styles and gained mentoring from restoration expert Keith Barley. She has gone on to projects for home owners, architects and heritage societies, including work for English Heritage at Down House, Boones Chapel in Lee and Eltham Palace.
A unique feature of Delia’s work is her reuse of an extensive collection of old glasses built up over many years. Old patterns which have deeper embossment and light catching properties are recycled in a variety of ways; matching broken pieces in original panels and reused in new work to create interesting textural shifts.
Commissions include contemporary designs, period style work, conservation of old glass and working with artists such as Anita Klein. Unusual briefs include translating cityscapes such as the Thames Barrier, London Skyline and Canary Wharf Tube Station into glass designs for domestic settings.
In 2011 Delia was commissioned by the Royal Naval College to make 4 panels of views of The Thames for an exhibition about the river.
Delia is available for commissioned work. Please visit www.apollostainedglass.co.uk and http://apollostainedglass.blogspot.co.uk/ to see recent work. Please contact Delia on 07947 048385 or firstname.lastname@example.org.