Meet the maker Carole Dawes

I have tried my hand at a lot of crafts over the years, originally starting with cake decorating as I wanted to make my own wedding cake - that was 32 years ago and I have tried many other things since then.

How did I get to be a stained glass person? Where I live there was a fantastic little shop which sold handmade glass gifts, so every occasion I was bought something. I was bought a course for my Birthday and that's basically how it started. After realising my house was too modern for the leaded windows I'd made I started making copper foiled sun catchers and so it has continued. Truly a hobby which got out of hand.

I'm sure you will be pleased with your item if you decide to purchase something, if you have any questions about an item or require it in a different colour please do not hesitate to email me.

Payment: Payment is through Paypal. You don’t need to have a Paypal account to make payment using a credit/debit card. Please pay for your items within 2 days of purchase or I will assume you've changed your mind and no longer want the item which I will re-list.

Shipping: I am normally able to post your purchase within 2 working days of receiving payment. The item will be shipped to the address given on the Paypal e-receipt so please make sure this is the correct address. Items are well wrapped in bubble wrap and corrugated cardboard so should arrive undamaged. Proof of postage is always obtained.

If this item is for a present, please let me know the shipping address in an email - I am more than happy to put a birthday message etc in with the glass or even gift wrap for a small fee - just email be before making your purchase and I will amend the listing price to include an additional £1.50 for wrapping.

Special Delivery. If you wish your item to be sent Special Delivery, please contact me before purchasing. Postage may seem high but this will be due to the weight of the item due to the lead solder.

Refunds: I am sure you will be very pleased with your purchase but if for any reason you are unhappy with it please contact me within 7 days of receipt. The item should be returned as received and well packaged, glass WILL break if not wrapped sufficiently, the buyer is responsible for return postage costs and should ensure the item is returned to me as soon as possible and in good condition. For your protection, I recommend the use of an insured/trackable method of return.

Commissions: I am more than happy to make an item to your specific requirements. It may be necessary for payment to be made in advance so please drop me an email and I will be able to confirm details/price etc.