More DOS exhibition photos


Devon Open Studios 🤩

Ali, Sophie & myself had a wonderful time meeting new & old friends, & family in my summerhouse for this exhibition in September. 

Our choose mediums, using our original ideas inspired by our environmental observations, was an effort kept traditional art making alive: printmaking(Ali), water-coloured illustration for paper & fabrics( Sophie), & traditional glass painting & leading ( myself). 

Thank you to all who supported us, & helped to share the love of coastal & landscape environment via our creative work. 

For any glass queries :


Prepping for Devon Open Studios Sept 23

 This is my latest work to display in Devon Open Studios Sept '23  😆

 I'll be collaborating with Sophie Coleman & Ali Pawson. I will keep you informed of further developments...

Summer Exhibition

 Big shout out to the Lost and Found initiative for inviting me to exhibit my new coastal themed glass panels, as part of a Local exhibition at John Lewis in Exeter recently. 

They are now currently at the Exeter Lost & Found gallery:

The panels also raise awareness of local ecology on the Exe river :


Welcome to Glasswings

Welcome to Glasswings

This blog is a selection of my glass work in public & private, interior and garden spaces; etched,traditional painted and fused glass and lead. 

My work often underlines philosophical and spiritual ideas. Each image reflects the sometimes fragile yet colourful aspects of life, capturing the beautifully coloured movement of light.

My hope is that these images, as they have for myself, will lighten your path. 

If you are interested in a commission or tuition, please bare in mind I am based in East Devon.

                                                  Please email:

Once upon a time...

Traditionally painted glass by myself, inspired by living by the sea...

I became first interested in glass at 16 years old at college through vacuum forming transparent plastics - it was thought the project would better in blown glass. However, I was drawn to the use of colour, space and movement in and around the layers of plastic, rather than a solid mass.

I subsequently wrote a study about how mythological narrative was evident in three works of art; one of which was a John Piper window at Coventry Cathedral. 

 At the end of my A-levels, I decided to continue my interest in decorative glass in architecture by enrolling on a degree course in architectural glass in Swansea, Wales. I found that my interest in light as a natural source, and its spiritual quality was the inspiration for my designs and understanding of glass.

 It can be decorated in such ways to control the movement of light, the intensity of colour, and the projection of image and form to create a visual narrative in an architectural space. Over the years, I have visited many magnificent Cathedrals, beautiful intimate chapels, also other private and public spaces. 

I have been often mesmerised by the influence that glass windows have in the space; uniquely, hour by hour, and also season by season, as the sunlight changes. 
As my work develops, I hope to be increasingly sensitive to the influence various glass technique-controlled light has in an architectural and garden space.
Not only to create beauty and  intrigue, but to provide an sensory experience of wholeness and joy, as described by one of my most recent clients during lockdown.

Please contact me if you would like to join me on this journey in some way: a commission, exhibition or simply an email:

Jan 2021 Glass Mosaic Commision


From design....

...and making... placement 

Lockdown Commission 2020

These photos show abit of the process of uniquely designing and making two inner door leaded glass windows in Topsham, Devon. Email for details.


Beginners Glass Panel courses
Choose to learn a range of glass techniques:
  • ancient leading craft,
  • etching
  • engraving
  • copper foil

Spaces available for 5 week group spring courses :
starting on a wed or thurs 27 & 28th Feb - 27th & 28th March,
@Devon Decorative Glass EX8 1PZ
1 to 1 tuition/one off workshop available

Deborah Bailey
BA(hons)Architectural Glass, Cttls, Insured


Small Panels(15x15cm)£40-£60

Garden Glass Panel

Leaded glass panel for the garden, using a cast iron frame.

£335 & post & packaging

School Memorial Window

This panel  in 2015 was commissioned by a local primary school to commemorate the life of a much loved teacher.
The theme is  movement, sun, sea and boats. I have tried to convey this through the use of the lead lines and bold colours.

Memorial Window

This panel was commissioned 2015 to commemorate the life of the mother of the client. It  will be hanging in Northleach Court Nursing Home in Cheltenham.

Community Arts Project 2013

This community arts project was completed in 2013. I collaborated with neighbours in the local area with the aim to continue building historical links with the local primary school. It involved the children collecting found objects on the local estuary & they were directed when they designed and made the mosaics.
Many people have commented,  and is thankfully especially appreciated by the local residents where it is placed.

Flower Power

Detail of paintwork
This window was installed in Exmouth, Devon, June 2011, the theme was based on a William Morris poppy design. It is situated half way up a narrow flight of stairs in a period house. This photo was taken in the western evening sunlight and so colours are cooler. I painted and leaded this double glazed panel, choosing the texture and colour to subtly diffuse the buildings in the background.

Latest Window Commision

Just before Easter 2011 completed a porch window. The theme was the 'Shirley' poppy.
Here is a porch window I completed recently in Exeter. Was a pleasure working on this!

My Latest Commission -wood and glass sculpture!

My husband and I installed this sculpture on the 9th August 2009, funded by the Lottery Commission.

This community project was a year in the planning and making, together with staff and volunteers Aylesbury Youth Action. We were finally relieved for it to find its home in the sensory garden of Aylesbury's " The Grove" respite home, Buckinghamshire.

The brief from the young people using the home:
*glass framed using natural resources
*bright colours
*shapes that were circular/curvy/arches/meandering
*textures that rippled and bubbled
*to work with the sound of wind chimes/running water/rustle of leaves in the trees near by
*possible themes: the journey of water through leaves/trees, the fun in how nature moves, our relationship with nature.

I hope they all enjoy touching and seeing it in the garden in the years to come!

I made these fused glass pieces for the top table at a friends wedding summer 2008.