NEWS - The latest from Bath Aqua
Thursday 14th February 2013
‘Stunning contemporary glass-art windows and screens’ that incorporate photographic images and architectural psychology.
Bath Aqua Glass’s Architectural and stained glass designer Themis Mikellides invites you to the launch of their contemporary art-glass windows at London’s Grand Design show this May. This launch showcases ‘state of the art’ double & triple glazing that include photographic screen-printed images that are projected from one face of glass onto the next and create a three dimensional interactive image. These units can be used to create stunning interior screens & architectural windows for public art or obscuring a grim outlook. Featured at E61of the ‘Design Arcade’ is a sample that shows off its potential by giving the viewer the experience of woodland.
Up until now, with the exception of glass sculpture, experiencing three-dimensional glass art has only been possible by visiting ‘art installations’. Now developed into contemporary architectural glass, it is offered with a bespoke design service.
Allowing daylight and colour to enter a building is an essential quality to sustainable building design. It has been well documented that environments that incorporate the aesthetics of light and colour greatly enhances the psychological happiness and wellbeing of its occupants.
Using this three-dimensional glazing, one can partially engage or fully block any undesirable view, an ideal solution for creating light yet private spaces.
Our unique glazing and screening incorporates many aspects of Architectural Psychology. This is the study of buildings, light and colour and the psychological effects they have on us. This includes the use of the internationally recognised Natural Colour System, (N.C.S.), for colour reference and design.
As a building material, glass is interactive with sunlight and influences the interior quality of buildings more than any other construction material. Our glass can be used as an ideal solution for combating solar glare. With an environmental concern, all our externally glazed units incorporate energy saving laminated Low E glass, maximising their environmental credentials. Our units are made to the highest standards with materials that promote longevity. They are an industry compliant double and triple glazed window and screen system, ideal for interior designers and architects alike and comply with British standards regulations and European Harmonised Norms.
From an early age Themis has been inspired by his father Byron Mikellides an international pioneer in the field of Architectural Psychology. This exposure to the world of architectural psychology, and international colour conferences, has given him an intuitive and scientific background to his use of colour in his architectural stained glass. He has recently completed an MA in Glass and continues to research and develop the marriage of art and technology.
As a founder member of Bath Aqua Glass Themis has undertaken commissioned works including pieces for public art projects in municipality buildings, schools & hospitals, reflective windows for worship, domestic sites and gallery orientated wall art. Themis is frequently commissioned for public and private works both in England and abroad. Recent international commissions range from medieval windows for a private chapel in Port Harcourt, Nigeria to contemporary windows for Washington and Alaska.
For more information please contact Themis Mikellides on 07823321660
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!
Just before Christmas we welcomes two groups from the University of Bath Alumni association to have a go at making their own Christmas baubles, they have some fantastic photos of the event of their Flickr page here:http://www.flickr.com/photos/uniofbathalumni/sets/72157632066214584/with/8204798343/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/uniofbathalumni/sets/72157632080601974/with/8210979200/
We currently have some fantastic bargains in our ONLINE JANUARY SALE with up to 50% OFF selected pieces CLICK HERE for further info.
We would like to wish all of our customers Happy Christmas, may it be jolly and fun with family and friends. Enjoy them while you can as we will be missing the lovely Dotty this year my Mum and employee. You can still order a Dotty bauble which is to raise funds for Dorothy House Hospice. They helped me care for my Mum to the end at home by sending in night Nurses. God bless you Mum we all loved you.
Happy new year as well
Love and peace
Happy New Year, Bath Aqua Glass will be taking on a new apprentice this year to learn the art of glass blowing. It ties in with our misssion statement (WE ARE HERE TO PRESERVE THE ANCIENT ARTS). Our business is art based. We are always design new products and work on a team basis to produce exciting products.
1st March 2010
We are currently making a stained glass village for a village in Corsica, The window is off the Virgin Mary the night before she gives birth, See more on our blogspot
10th February 2010
The Bath Aqua Glass Blog - Musings of a Glassblowing Factory in Bath is now online!
check it out for regular news, events, day to day life in our unique studio, funny stories...and much more!!
9th February 2010
Art Glass now available to buy ONLINE!
One-off collectable art glass pieces handmade by the Bath Aqua Glassblowers now available online. Each piece is individual and unique. Available in a wide variety of styles, colours and sizes with no two pieces being the same.
New pieces added all the time so check back regularly for your chance to buy some stunning pieces of handmade art glass.
CLICK HERE to see the current selection.