I am a self-taught stained glass artist. After many years of unemployment, I started helping a friend who made domestic stained glass windows and doors. The meaningless designs frustrated me, so eventually I started making my own, inspired by allegorical medieval glass. I taught myself to paint on glass and to use a kiln and sandblaster. I use stained glass to tell stories, to try and communicate and make sense of my life, my memories and the world around me.The slow, laborious process of making stained glass helps me unravel my own confusion and cures my anxiety. In each image there are questions, jokes and stories. I use hand blown flashed glass and reclaimed glass, vitreous paint, a kiln and a sandblaster and either copper foil or lead. I’m also experimenting with using a drill, diamond files, layering and glass beads. The panels can either be fitted in a window space, or set in a light box and hung on the wall.