Hospital to get stained glass windows

A stained glass artist from near Edinburgh is set to receive a £20,000 commission for an English hospital.

Birmingham Heartlands Hospital commissioned the set of five by two meter stained glass windows six months ago and they are close to completion, according to the East Lothian Courier.

Glass artist Anita Pate is designing the windows for the multi-faith centre in the Birmingham hospital and is set to offer tours of her workshop for those interested in glass design.

The work is called Creation and features images of nature in vivid colours.

"The idea was that it should be a spiritual piece but not religious," Ms Pate told the East Lothian Courier.

"It’s certainly a particularly large commission for me and these kind of large projects can be great fun."

Glass design has become a feature of modern architecture of late, with custom-built glazed extensions and adaptations being made to homes, businesses and public buildings up and down the country.