Bianca Divito, an award-winning stained glass designer and conservator is opening the doors at her studio residence just outside Arklow in the run up to Christmas. Bianca will be holding pop-up studio days on Saturdays – 19th November, 3rd & 10th December where you can meet the maker view some of her stunning work and pick up something unique for Christmas gifting.
While conservation initially honed her skill and understanding of stained glass, Bianca now concentrates on public art and private commissions which allow her creativity to flourish.
“I strive to create a mood rather than just a look. It’s all about the interplay of light passing through my glass and crystal. The effect is like light therapy and truly lifts the spirits.”– Bianca Divito
Having worked on the conservation of priceless stained glass windows at York Minister, Canterbury Cathedral and other top studios across the UK and throughout Europe, her deep understanding of her craft led her to experiment with outdoor installations, as well as innovative techniques and materials—including airbrushing, Swarovski crystals and gold leaf in commissions for public art, and private homes.
Perhaps this was fate, perhaps it was coincidence as Bianca later met her husband, landscape garden designer Damien Keane, through collaborating on a unique idea for stained glass as a garden feature. The pair later joined forces to design and create an exhibit at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, London in 2012 where they picked up an award.
One particularly notable piece of Biancas work was the the conservation and restoration of stained glass in St. Patrick’s Cathedral Dublin, a priceless piece which is of huge historical importance to the country. She has also worked on many International projects including Tower Restoration Project, The Lady Chapel Restoration Project and collaborative work on a contemporary window scheme in the Guest Palace in Oman.
Bianca regularly exhibits at art exhibitions and Divito Studios produces a range of hanging pieces for retail and corporate gifting.