Monday, 30 April 2012

Meet the Exhibitors - Janet Rogers (Crushed Chilli Gallery)

Who are you? 
Janet Rogers

What do you do?
An artist working mainly in stained, leaded and kiln fused glass to commission. Her designs combine traditional craftsmen’s techniques with bold, modern designs to produce vibrant works with a contemporary feel. Born in Gateshead, Janet now lives and has a Gallery and Studio in South Street, Durham where she produces her own fused glass, Stained glass and etched glass pieces that are often incorporated into leaded stained glass panels. She works full time designing and producing commissions for domestic and commercial projects around the UK.

‘My work consists of many visual forms with references from landscape, geometry and colour. The majority of designs involve bright, vivid, bold colour and texture to make my pieces stand out against the minimalist colour palette of today’.

What's the most exciting thing you've done recently? 
Sunday 15th April a new font was dedicated during the morning Communion Service at St John's Church, Neville's Cross by Revd. Barnaby Huish. St John's was able to commission the font after being left a bequest for a work of art by Margaret Rodgers. The font was designed and made in glass by Janet Rogers who is based in the Crushed Chilli Gallery, South Street, Durham. Janet, who joined the congregation for the service of dedication, said, "I am so pleased to have been given the commission to design and manufacture this Font. It is unlike anything I have ever done before, the design incorporates the holy trinity three crosses and fishes; bright vibrant and colourful to express the bold style in which I work."

In November 2011, I refurbished Spennymoor Town Hall Clock Tower face, removed all Perspex and replaced with traditional white opal glass and lead panels. Also renovated their 16 panel stained glass dome and encapsulated in triple glazing to last another 100 years.

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