3rd Millennium Artists use a rebus
of a mole, thrown from a Somerset roadside verge at Christmas 2000 in
the tumult of a storm.
Tumbling, the mole presents the emblem of courage and vulnerability at
the threshold of the 3rd Christian Age, and at the moment of creation.
Asclepios, the Mole God of healing, lives in the earth in quiescent space.
From the earliest age, this chthonian animal has been endowed
with curative powers, violate energy and reforming
The mole heals and guides initiates with its extraordinary strengths from
a physical plane, bringing them out of the earth onto a spiritual plane
of restoration and well-being, further guiding the soul to practise
random kindness and welcoming acts of beauty.
Murder in the Cathedral by T.S.Eliot.
Wycombe Theatre Company designs for lantern and knights shields to make
Becketts' illuminated Tomb.
The studio of the 3rd Millennium Artists is dedicated to producing
individual designs in stained glass and promoting the conservation and
restoration of our country's stained glass heritage.
We are working artists with the additional skills of graphic promotion,
sculpture, mural design, theatre design and of educational programmes
for children and adults in stained glass. We also have a shop and are
able to attend craft fairs.
Within the presentation of these two pages we demonstrate our ability to
meet a considerable variety of practical and spiritual needs in this
demanding age of the Third Millennium.
If we are asked, 3rd Millennium Artists have the ability to
give our skills freely in the promotion of creativity.
To commission stained glass or restore a window we will provide a report, full colour design and presentation for approval.
Review and alterations are negotiable.
3rd Millennium Artists are able to commission musical composition from two young composers and short film making projects.
Selected work in glass:
1) Restoration of the Arab Hall windows, Leighton House, Kensington,
2) The Epiphany, Robinson College, Cambridge, (design, John Piper)
3) The Resurrection, St Edward the Confessor, Chandlers Ford
4) The Creation, High Wycombe Hospital Chapel
5) American Independance Window, All Saints, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
6) The Fruits and Gifts of the Spirit, United Reformed Church,
7) Puliar, Averinos and Eurynome 'Star' exhibition panels using
8) William Tyndale
Window, (Concept and Setting), Hertford College, Oxford
9) John Piper Memorial, St Mary the Virgin, Iffley, Oxford
10) Millennium Chilterns
Window, Holy Trinity, Lane End, Buckinghamshire
11) Dove of Peace, Commissioned by Bruce Kent
12) The Victory of Achilles, Private window, Marsh Gibbon, Buckinghamshire
Current Restoration of glass includes ferramenta and defender screens at Iffley, Oxford, St. Margarets and St. Andrews, Uxbridge and Christ Church, Reading.
Contribution to books: The Beauty of Stained Glass (Patrick Reyntiens)
1990, John Piper and Stained Glass (June Osborne) 1997, Design Source
Book (Lynette Wrigley) 1998.
Artists in Coloured Light
Wasley MA. ATC. DipAD. FMGP. is an artist and maker of coloured
windows and an elected Fellow of The British Society of Master Glass
He studied painting at the Central School of Art and Design and at
the Royal College of Art, specialising in sculpture and printmaking
working with Cecil Collins and R.B. Kitaj.
Later he joined the studio of Patrick Reytiens O.B.E. for seven years
and made studio windows to John Piper's designs.
Since 1984 he has been making his own studio glass and painting. The
concept of 3rd Millennium Artists began in the year 2000. Its aim
is to promote random kindness and welcoming acts of beauty.
long-term objectives for 3rd Millennium Artists is in the production
of two television programmes "Illuminating Faith" - The life
of Joseph of Arimathea who after the crucifixion came to Glastonbury
as a refugee from Palestine - and the Life and Work of Artemidorus of Daldis.
David is also a shepherd and would like to recover the lost Buckinghamshire
Sheep first bred by John Treadwell in 1857.
A painting 'IAUS PERENNIS' in continuous praise is in progress as an inducement of the second coming.
is man helping mankind and this is the glorious road to eternity.
Molineux BA is an artist and creator of coloured glass windows.
Studying at Harrow and Exeter he specialised in illustration,
but in the search for pure colour he was seduced by the brilliance
of coloured glass.
He has worked with glass since 1990, before the formation
of the 3rd Millennium Artists and endevours to inspire with patience
the Artemidoric Image ©
David uses two key
expressions to describe the romance of painting with coloured light.
Magical Realism is a word for the recovery of atmosphere and memory,
bringing topical subjects before a viewer.
The Artemidoric image is the speculative rememberance and embrocation
of the soul without antiquity. It is a symbol or emblem that stands
for a dream, capricious richness - striking fantasy - exhilerated
expectation to provide a new condition of the mind.
The Artemidoric image is about radiance, illumination and light soaked luminosity.
'The First Dream Dictionary'
woke one morning with this word given to me in a dream. Later to my
surprise an unopened sarcophagus lay in the British Museum. I have made this word up and dedicate its use as a keyword for a symbol or emblem that stands for a dream; a Clef de Songes or a Key to dreams.
Artemidorus (Daldianus) was a man in the reign of Antonius who wrote
a learned work in the divination and interpretation of dreams. These
books are available today. The 'Oneivocritica' key to dreams was a
book found amongst the possessions of the painter El Greco. The book
is a singular fantasy of late Hellenism which created a foundation
for psychology. Dreams have played an important part in the substance
of Christianity and have helped to illuminate faith in the Old and New Testaments.
"Beauty is a vision of the absolute shining through the sensuous medium"
The gallery of lively designs on these two pages is a product of continuous, sustained painting. The subjects, Joseph of Arimathea - The Artemidoric Image and my interest in the life and work of Perugino are embedded in my heart. They represent 'ideas'; migrating birds that appear and disappear across the immensity of time. Time is made not lost in painting representing the initiative of recovery.
I believe Joseph and William Blake walked the shoreline of Steepholm in the Bristol Channel. The engraving of 'Joseph on the rocks of Albion' and the watercolour of 'Dante and Statius sleeping on their pallets' is convincing; so is the discovery of Blake's designs for an 'Elegy in a country church-yard' at St. Giles, Stoke Poges. If Blake crossed the threshold of this church two hundred years ago, I have missed him, but it was he who tapped me on the shoulder and whispered words of encouragement when I was given the opportunity to make a beautiful window dedicated to 'The Family' in this ancient Saxon foundation.
The picture of a dove is the parent of the child who is engaged in a 'Search for Meaning'. It is similar to the apocryphal story of the boy Jesus entertaining his friends by making animals out of watery clay on the banks of a river. A picture of a boy who became a man deeply engaged in creativity - a measure of hope symbolic of all our shared experiences.
The painters who have shared their knowledge and love of painting I can count on more hands than I have fingers.To this day I can hear Adrian Berg chastising and questioning, because for a whole term I had not made a mark with a paintbrush, "David I admire you for your restraint!"
The boy Jesus making a dove.
Weston and the Mendips from Steepholm.
Adult Education in Stained Glass
Evening Classes and Summer School
"The purpose of education is to make people at home outside their own province" George Steiner
Millennium Coloured Windows©
Success with Stained Glass©
Painting with Coloured Light©
The courses aim to provide a real opportunity for people to enjoy a modern craft and make glass windows for the home, the Church or as a millennium gift.
Painting with Coloured Light is for beginners, learners or returners and for people with nothing particular in mind who enjoy using their hands, working in a studio environment and sharing ideas. The content of a class can be negotiated.
and Kiln firing. Shaping and overlaying of glass using hydroflouric etch. Copperfoil and three dimensional jewelry making are subjects available for specialisation. Video, talks, site visits and appreciation of design and practice in restoration are inclusive too.
A certificate of learning is available for these courses.
In addition we are able to run children and special group projects. The workshops and talks are given to primary schools, education otherwise, adult groups.
For £2.00 in stamps we will send tool lists and resource sheets.
List of Centres
Buckinghamshire, (Summer School)
|Tring and Hemel Hempstead, West Hertfordshire
|High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
or contact the 3rd Millennium Artists for the latest information
on current courses.