Our desire is to bring your ideas to life with inspirational new stained glass designs that will exceed your expectations. Our new church stained glass windows can be seen in churches across the country.
Our philosophy is to work in partnership with you during every stage of the design process. You and your congregation are sure to be delighted with the transformation to the light cascading into your church after your new window is fitted. We have many years of experience bringing stained glass through each design stage to finished installation.
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Stained glass before and after restoration. Can you tell which is which?
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Our skill and experience in stained glass repair and restoration will return any damaged stained glass windows back to their former glory.
We specialise in the traditional art of painting and staining glass before kiln firing at high temperature to make the image fast to the glass. The techniques are little changed in hundreds of years.
Small repairs can be done in-situ, whilst more extensive damage may require removal for restoration in the studio.
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Stained glass is a traditional craft that has gone virtually unchanged for more than a 1000 years. The ancient techniques of stained glass making, cutting the glass to shape, painting the individual pieces and joining the separate pieces using lead to form one panel are still practised by the crafts people and Artists at the Stained Leaded Glass Company. There are a multitude of skills required to make a stained glass window with the crafts-person being a truly master of all trades.
These photos are from the making of a new church stained glass window for St. Pedrog's Church in Llanbedrog, Wales. The design is of St. Pedrog, a Celtic Christian Monk who founded many churches in Wales and England in the sixth century.
Stage 1 - Design
This involves talking to the client and trying to find out what they want from the finished stained glass or leaded light window. This could take some time with an initial design being produced then modified after consultation with the client until the final design is approved. So good communication skills are essential as well as patience and of course an artist hand and a vision for the finished stained glass window.
Stage 2 - Drawing
The design is drawn the full size of the finished stained glass window. This demands excellent drafting skills to scale up the small design drawing to an accurate full size working drawing.
Stage 3 - Choosing the Glass
All the different types and colours of glass and to cut all the individual pieces.The glass is hand cut using a simple glass cutter and the edges are finely shaped using special grozing pliers.
Stage 4 - Painting and Firing
The paint is used to add any design or design details onto the glass. The paint has to be fired in the kiln at 725°c to fuse the glass paint to the surface of the glass.
Pictured - The completed Stained Glass Window at St. Pedrog Church, Wales.
Stage 8 - Fitting
It only remains to fit the stained glass window into place in wooden or stone surround. A stained glass window made using this technique should last many centuries. This is the part I love best and makes the hard work worth while when you see the finish stained glass window in place.
We are specialists in the design, repair, restoration and protection of traditional church stained glass windows.
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