“Painting with light” is how Lawrence Lee, the maker of the aisle windows in Coventry Cathedral, described the art of creating a stained glass window. It is like embarking on a journey.

As an artist, the first part of the journey is to absorb the atmosphere of a place of worship and become acquainted with its ambience. The next part is to listen to the ideas of the client and allow them to grow. This leads, ultimately, to the formation of a concept which becomes a piece of artwork – a design.

The sequence above shows the making process from start to finish.

The glass used for this window is a combination of hand-made English glass and kiln-formed float glass. The doves have been kiln-formed to give every piece a unique texture.

The window can be seen at the church of St. Francis of Assisi in Bournville, Birmingham - a grade II listed building.