Local artist Rowan McOnegal is having her last stained glass exhibition at her studio in Putley near Ledbury. She has been making stained glass commissions, including windows for local churches, schools and hospitals, and exhibiting in local galleries and H.Art,

for the last 20 years.

Now, having been awarded a prestigious QEST (Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust) scholarship to travel to Japan in 2016 to learn about Mokuhanga ( traditional Japanese woodblock printing), as well as an award from the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation (who promote Anglo-Japanese projects) to teach it on her return, she is wrapping up her stained glass work in favour of this environmentally friendly (low tech and non-toxic) form of artists' printmaking.

As a qualified medical herbalist, she wanted to find a way of working without high energy inputs and expensive equipment. She has already taught two woodblock printmaking courses, and has plans for more next spring, at Queenswood Country park with Hereford Wildlife Trust.

Her final stained glass exhibition takes place at her home - Castle Orchard, Putley - on Saturday and Sunday, December 2 and 3, from dawn til dusk.

For further information contact Rowan on 01531 670075 or email rowanmconegal@hotmail.com for further information.