Wendy Newbold
Ocean Glass Leadlight

I live and work at Ocean Beach on the beautiful Whangarei Heads Peninsula surrounded by stunning beaches and bush clad mountains. Much of my inspiration for my glass comes from my home and includes native birds and plants which I see around me here.
I have been making my leadlight panels for 25 years, using traditional methods that have not changed for hundreds of years. I use glass imported from the USA or Europe which I then individually cut to shape and enclose into a strip of H shaped lead. Once all the pieces are in place the lead joins are soldered then the whole panel is puttied. This makes for a strong waterproof panel that can then be set into a window space.
 Although most of my work is my own design, I am happy to work with clients using selected traditional or modern designs, photos, or anything that inspires them.
When I’m not working I like to be in or on the water, in my garden or with my family.