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Coriander Stained Glass are very pleased to announce the third and final installment of our Peter Pan series of videos is finally ready to view!

We now have a home for this video project and all our upcoming video projects over on our Videos page, so be sure to check back regularly for our latest videos.

If you have any requests for what you’d like to see in a video project – whether it’s part of the painting process, cutting the glass, or even the installment, then we’d love to hear from you either via email, Facebook or Twitter.

Here is the third and final video in the Peter Pan series.  This stained glass window was made for the recently opened Children’s Memorial Garden at the South West Middlesex Crematorium, a project which could not have been made possible without the hard work and dedication of head gardener, James New.

We hope you’ve enjoyed following this series of videos as much as we’ve enjoyed making them – check back soon for more video projects like this!

And finally for today – something for all the animal lovers!  We’ve recently been taking on a lot more hand painted work, and what better way to immortalise your beloved friend than with a beautiful piece of stained glass.

We can create the painting from your favourite photos of your pet, just give us a call or pop in to our Wimbledon shop and we’d be happy to discuss your ideas.

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That’s it for today, but check back soon for more of our latest projects!

2013 is really flying by and we’re very happy to announce we have been busy here at Coriander Stained Glass over the past few weeks, we’ve a few projects to share with you today.

First of all, we are pleased to share with you the final pictures of the fully repaired and restored window for St Stephen’s Church, Twickenham.

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The second project we’d like to share with you is this beautiful hand painted Kingfisher window for a home in Newmarket.  Here you can see Margaret, our in house artist, lovingly painting the Kingfisher onto the glass prior to placing it in the kiln.

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And here you can see the beautiful final painting, and finally the leaded light.

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If you have a particular picture that you would love to have created into a stained glass window, or are looking for ideas and inspiration, please visit our stained glass portfolio pages, where you can see more of Margaret’s beautiful creations.

Environnement Wildlife Photography Exhibition

If you like the Kingfisher picture, and would like some inspiration for your own window, the Natural History Museum is hosting the Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition until March this year.  It’s an annual exhibition that “provides a spotlight on the rarely seen wonders of the natural world”.  There are 100 winning images on show selected from thousands of entries.

The Natural History Museum website has the winning photos online, as well as entries from all categories including Young Awards – under 10’s to age 17, Adult, and Special Awards.  Over all, we’d say it’s a must see for animal lovers and we hope we get chance to go before the exhibition ends!

Well that’s it from us for today but check back later in the week when we will be writing about some Edwardian and Victorian projects we’ve completed recently.  You can also keep up to date with what we are doing on Facebook & Twitter.

Today at Coriander Stained Glass we’d like to share with you some recent work we’ve been carrying out for Hampton Court Palace.

Hampton Court Palace Restoration

We have restored this traditional lead light in the Georgian House, which is one of the properties the palace lets out to visitors via the Landmark Trust.

Built in 1719 The Georgian House was originally the kitchens for George, Prince of Wales.  Now a stunning house with views of the Palace and its’ own walled garden, this alternative retreat sleeps 8 and pets are welcome.

Founded in 1965 the Landmark Trust charity was established “to rescue historic and architecturally interesting buildings and their surroundings from neglect and, when restored, to give them new life by letting them as places to experience for holidays”.

To find out more about the Landmark Trust charity take a look at their website.

Our work for Hampton Court Palace is on going, and you can find more examples of projects we’ve carried out for them on our page dedicated to restoration work at Hampton Court Palace.

 

We have also recently restored the following two pieces:

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A Victorian Geometric design restored in St Margaret’s

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A restoration project for a stained glass panel in Wimbledon.

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For more ideas and inspiration for your own piece of stained glass please visit our stained glass portfolio.  You can also keep up to date with our news by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

Despite the snow we’ve had a busy week at Coriander Stained Glass and we’ve got a few snaps to share with you today, as well as this update on the work at St Stepehen’s church in St Margaret’s:

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The next two shots are both examples of Edwardian Stained Glass we have recently completed.

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In this photo you can see a fully restored Edwardian door panel for a home from the Southfields grid of London SW18.

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Here we have an Edwardian front entrance for a home in SW18.  The main door panel we have created from new, the rest was original but in poor condition so we have recreated them by stripping and rebuilding.  Guide price £1500-£2000 +VAT.

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For more examples of our Edwardian Stained Glass windows or inspiration for a window for your own home, please visit our stained glass portolio.

We couldn’t write today without mentioning the snow!  We know that it has caused a lot of disruption but we do hope that you have had time to go out and enjoy the weather with your families and friends.

Here’s a few of our snaps from the past couple of days:

Snow Dog

Snow in Windsor Great Park

Snow through the Trees in Windsor Great Park

If you have any of your own photos from the snow please share them with us via Facebook or Twitter, we’d love to see them.

That’s it for today but check back next week for more updates on our work with St Stephen’s church and also for some work we have been doing for Hampton Court Palace.

We’ve an exciting project to share with you this week here at Coriander Stained Glass as we cover the steps in restoring a piece of Victorian Ecclesiastical Stained Glass from St Stephen’s church in St Margarets, Twickenham, which was sadly recently smashed.

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The first step is to carefully remove the damaged section from the window.

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And to carefully slide the lead light out of its’ stone glazing channel

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With the bottom section removed and securely boarded up we can return to our Wimbledon shop to start work on the restoration.

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Here we are stripping the damaged section of its’ lead structure

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And then the next step is to lay out the glass

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Margaret our in house artist has begun the careful and painstaking process of painting the new sections.

For more examples of our Ecclesiastical work, please visit our stained glass portfolio.  From a design point of view we can do almost anything, from a traditional Victorian painted window, to creating a stained glass version of a Margaret Tarrant illustration of Peter Pan for a new children’s memorial garden at The West Middlesex Crematorium,  or taking the winning children’s design for a stained glass window in the new building at St. Barnabus Church, Southfields.

Our projects in ecclesiastical stained glass are often wonderful projects for us to be involved in, working closely with the Church through the whole process of design, painting and construction.

That’s it for today but later in the week we will be writing about our latest project for Hampton Court Palace, so be sure to check back!

You can also follow us on Facebook & Twitter.

We’re getting back into the swing of things here at Coriander Stained Glass after the festive break.

Today’s project we’d like to share with you is this door and toplight, replicating the stained glass that would have been an original feature of the Edwardian home on the Southfields grid of London, SW18.

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For more ideas and inspiration on a stained glass project for your own home, take a look at our stained glass portfolio.

As it’s January, and it can tend to feel like the month is twice as long, we’ve been looking up some exhibitions we’d like to visit to spend the weekends right!

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We’ve had our eye fixed firmly for a while now on the Random International event at the Barbican; the Rain Room.  Rain is of course  a typical feature of any January in England, but what’s special about  this exhibition is that you can walk through the room without getting  wet.

 

A “choreographed downpour to the sound of water” the Rain Room is a sensory experience and a digital-based, contemporary approach to art, allowing visitors to experience the event as well as view it.  If you’re into technical details, the impressive injection moulded tiles, solenoid valves, pressure regulators, custom software, 3D tracking cameras and  water management system will keep you interested, but we’re looking forward to it just for the fun factor!

A word of warning though, due to the popularity of this event the queuing time can be up to 3 hours so if you’re planning on taking children with you make sure you are well prepared!  If you’ve already been, please share your pictures, we’d love to see them!

That’s it for today, but keep an eye out for our updates on Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy New Year from everyone here at Coriander Stained Glass! We hope you’ve enjoyed the break with family and friends.

Today we’ve got a few projects to share with you that we completed before Christmas.

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This picture shows five renovated Victorian Stained Glass panels in Fulham fitted re~fitted just before Christmas.

These have typical features of the Victorian era, with strong borders, uniform geometric shapes and bold central features.

 

 

 

 

 

Victorian Stained Glass Fulham 2  And in this next picture we have three restored Victorian stained glass lead lights that were re~fitted in a home in Fulham, also just before Christmas.

Again, this has identifiable features of the Victorian era with a double border that uses the traditional ruby red glass on the inner border.  The background has strong geometric shapes and traditional features of flowers and birds have been used.

 

 

 

Kensington Appartment

This next set of photos shows a project carried out before Christmas in an apartment in Kensington.  Four sets of windows were completed for this project to create an impressive finish over all.

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The subtle colour of the glass and the soft flowing lines makes each of these windows a feature in this apartment.  For more ideas like this please visit our stained glass portfolio.

That’s it for today but check back soon.  Visit our Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest pages for more updates – we’d love to hear from you, so if you have any pictures from the festive period you’d like to share with us please do – it’s almost time to take down those decorations!

From all of us at Coriander Stained Glass we hope you have had a lovely Christmas and wish you all a Happy New Year.

We will be back in the shop on the 3rd January 2013.

 

Thank you all for your continuing support throughout 2012!

There’s only 10 days left ’till Christmas and we’re very glad to report we are still busy here at Coriander Stained Glass.  We’ve got a few projects we’d like to share with you today, after an evening of wrapping presents!

Victorian Stained Glass Project

Here are a few snaps from a Victorian Stained Glass project we have recently completed.

This piece has several features identifiable of the Victorian era, including the ruby red inner border and the beautiful central features of the two robins, hand painted by our in house artist Margaret.

 

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The door ready for the stained glass to be fitted.

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The new stained glass lead light being soldered.

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Our signwriter Lee from Brushstokes adding a house name to a toplight

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The finished piece in place.

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If you’re thinking about a Victorian Stained Glass lead light for your home, take a look at our stained glass portfolio for more ideas and inspiration.

And our last picture to share with you today is this stained glass panel that we recently repaired using textured glass and a complimentary colour scheme of blues and greens.

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That’s it for today!

We recently shared with you on Facebook some of our crafty Christmas handy work.  We’d love to hear from you with any pictures you have of presents you’ve made or festive activities you’ll be getting up to in the run up to Christmas.

On our Christmas wish list of things to do we’d like to head over to the Winter Wonder Land in Hyde Park and the Christmas Market along the South Bank.

If you’ve got any suggestions about where we should go please let us know via Facebook or Twitter, we’d love to hear from you!

 

Here at Coriander Stained Glass we’ve been keeping busy in the run up to Christmas. Today, as well as sharing with you some pictures of one of our most recent projects, we’ve also got a few snaps of what we’ve been up to in the run up to the festive period!

Edwardian Stained Glass

This is one of a set of five stained glass lead lights from an Edwardian home in Fulham that we are renovating. The existing lead structure is worn out and weak.  When a panel has reached the end of its life the renovation process is to completly take it apart, clean the glass replacing any glass breaks, then build a new lead light structure using the original glass.

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This last picture shows the newly rebuilt panel with its new lead around the original hundred year old glass. The final process for this panel to go through before it is re-fitted is cemmenting or sealing, the lead will be finished in a dark grey/black.

As well as work, we’ve also been having a bit of fun and getting into the festive spirit for Christmas.  We’ve been making little gifts like home made snow globes, and this little snow man made out of foam to stick to the window.  We’ve also been decorating our christmas trees too – if you have any of your own pictures to share please share them with us, we’d love to see them!

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The snow globes are great for decorations or for gifts – they’re made using an empty jam jar, a Christmassy cake decoration, water mixed with glitter and a drop of glycerine, and glued together using a glue gun – hey presto!

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Coca Cola truck 2012

We also had the chance to see the Coca Cola truck in Reading which was an extra Christmas treat!

That’s it for today but check back soon for more of our latest news and projects.  For more ideas and inspiration on a stained glass or lead light for your own home, please visit our stained glass portfolio.

Please join in on Facebook & Twitter, we’d love to see your Christmassy pictures!