Vicki Bates

I retired to Sandwich Bay in 2015. Free time was such a novelty and the new setting inspired me to take up stained glass. I enrolled in classes at the Astor Theatre in Deal and I now work from home in my garden studio. I enjoy designing and creating smallish stained glass panels and suncatchers using traditional leaded and Tiffany (copper foil) stained glass techniques. I love the simplicity and symbolism of traditional sailor’s tattoos and like to incorporate my versions of these in my work. I use patina to blacken the lines of solder or lead echoing the black outlines of old school tattoos. I also take commissions.
I don’t currently have a website but I show my work on Facebook and Instagram as VickiofSandwich.

(01304) 271989