I am Muirne Buchanan and I design and handmake an unique and unusual collection of stained glass suncatchers. I specialise in the Tiffany or copper foil technique, which allows me to incorporate a lot of detail in my designs.
I draw my inspiration from the landscape and wildlife around me.
The different types of glass give varying effects, depending on the sunlight. Streaky or wispy glass still shows colour or texture without strong, direct sunlight. The more translucent 'cathedral' glass needs direct sunlight to show its rich colours to best effect.
The colours are produced by metal oxides and are in the glass so they are permanent and do not fade.