Category: Current Projects

Spring is well on it’s way, and from all the team here at Coriander Stained Glass, we hope you are all looking forward to Easter as much as we are. Here’s a few of our latest projects.

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To see more examples of our work, head on over to our portfolio. Thank you from all the team at Coriander Stained Glass.

At Coriander Stained Glass we have been working on some great Stained Glass projects recently. Here are some of our recent Victorian Geometric designs.

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Check back soon for more of our stained glass projects covering all different styles are eras. To see our full portfolio of stained glass work, please visit our gallery.

Here at Coriander Stained Glass we’ve been keeping busy with a number of projects, a few of which we are going to share with you today.

Edwardian Stained Glass

This is an internal door in a beautiful Edwardian home in Long Ditton, Surrey . The original lead structure over the decades had weakened and there is only one way of resolving this.  The lead light must be taken apart and the lead structure replaced, which is what we did with all twelve of these panels.   This process also cleans the glass very effectively so that it shines and glistens.  This piece works particularly well for an internal door because of its’ placement within the home, you can see in the photograph that it is in a place that allows natural light to pass through it and creates a wonderful transition between rooms.

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This next set of pictures shows a beautiful set of Victorian geometric stained glass we have recently fitted in a home in Wimbledon, South West London. Features typical of the era include the ruby red border, the geometric shapes, and the pastel shades used for the background glass.

Stained glass completely transforms the entrance of a home, creating an impressive, decorative main character feature and opens up what is otherwise usually a quite dull space.

If you’re looking for inspiration for a piece of stained glass for your own home, there are lots of beautiful examples to be found in our stained glass portfolio.  You can opt for a design that is traditional and in keeping with the properties in your area, or we can design you something completely bespoke from a drawing or your favourite picture.

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From all of us here at Coriander Stained Glass we hope you’ve been enjoying the warmer weather and like us, we’re sure you’re hoping it’s here to stay!

Today we’d like to share with you some of our latest Edwardian projects, with a little insight in to the era and its’ defining features.

This first project was for an Edwardian home in South London.  The stained glass has been hand made piece by piece in our workshop, copying the original design found in the area.

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Here you can see typical features of the period, such as the clear, textured glass in for the background and the flowing leaf design which is in a coloured, textured glass.  Getting the correct combination of textures is key for Edwardian Stained Glass and in this piece it ties the different areas of the design together beautifully.

This next Edwardian piece features a lovely bold focal point of the blue/lilac flowers, with the little hand painted gems adding a brighter pop of colour to the centre of the flowers.  Again, texture plays a key part in this piece, with the contrast between the textured clear background and the smoother texture of the flower petals.

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The next two pieces are more varied in colour.  The first is a move away from the more commonly used ruby red border to this wonderful sea blue, with the tulip-like flowers on both the central and outer panels.

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This second piece uses a fantastic combination of colour and detail, with the diamonds and gems creating a border around the floral focal point.

If you are thinking of a stained glass window for your own home we hope that we have given you some food for thought, as these are just a few examples of Edwardian Stained Glass, if you’d like to see more please take a look at our stained glass portfolio. 

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Check back later in the week when we’ll be sharing some of our Victorian Stained Glass pieces.

We can’t believe it’s June already here at Coriander Stained Glass, but we’ve been busy working hard on some new projects and we’d like to share some more with you today.

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This beautiful set of stained glass leaded lights were recently made and fitted in a home in Ealing, London.

A copy of an original set in a neighbours house as far as the design is concerned, but as with everything we make the glass colours and textures are chosen by the client to keep the piece personal

There are, however, traditional colour combinations used for different design types that we recommend throughout the process.

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As you can see from these photographs the sidelights are in painted glass, the colours are completely traditional mute yellow, amber and brown/black with the traditional ruby red border.  Our in house artist, Margaret, lovingly hand paints each piece of glass from either her own sketches or photographs produced by our clients.  The painted columns in this piece really add a touch of elegance to what is otherwise a quite traditional Victorian piece.

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The 4 central windows also have the traditional border to bring the piece together, with the bold geometric pattern over a background of pastel shades.  The little round gems are hand painted and can therefore be created to match perfectly with the other features in the window.

We have lots of beautiful examples in our stained glass portfolio if you are thinking of a stained glass window for your own home, with some stunning glass painted by Margaret in our hand painted glass designs gallery.

Well that’s it from us for today, but we have plenty more projects to share with you in the coming weeks so be sure to check back soon or keep up to date via Facebook or Twitter.

From us all here at Coriander Stained Glass we hope you have a lovely bank holiday Monday in the sunshine.   We are keeping our fingers crossed that the weather stays good!

Today we’ve another project from Hampton Court Palace to share with you.

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In the top left hand corner you will see our new vent created using a design of soldered lead, we believe that this method of vent construction is unique and approval was needed for its use by English Heritage.

The manor of Hampton was first acquired by the Knights Hospitaller in 1236, when they used the site as a centre for food storage and accounts keeping.  Excavations suggest that the Knights had a barn used as an estate office.  The first tenant on the site was Giles Daubeney who took out a lease on the property in 1494.

The palace as we know it today was originally built for Cardinal Wolsey in the early 1500′s, and for many years after that it was home to many members of the Royal Family.  However, it has not been inhabited by the Royal Family since the 18th Century and has undergone extensive renovation undertaken by its’ many owners.

We love the palace for it’s beautiful collection of art, the architecture, and of course, the maze garden!

If you’re feeling inspired about a leaded light for your own home, take a look at our stained glass portfolio.

Well that’s it from us for today.  We hope you have a wonderful bank holiday Monday with family and friends and remember, we’d love to see what you’ve been up to, you can share your pictures with us via Facebook or Twitter.

 

Good evening from us all here at Coriander Stained Glass.  What better way to kick back and relax for the weekend with a bit of light reading! Today we’d like to share with you some of our latest projects, focusing on ways of incorporating florals into your stained glass.

Art Nouveau

This first project is of an internal piece of stained glass fitted in a home in Wimbledon village.

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The art nouveau style of stained glass can be very soft and works particularly well for this internal door, with the focus being the flowing, floral shapes of leaves and the main flower.

Artists such as William Morris were a great influence on the Art Nouveau movement.  Undulating, flowing lines, with a “whiplash” like movement are defining features of the stained glass of this era, and for this reason are particularly well suited to the natural lines of florals.  Another great influence on this era was the Czech artist Mucha, who’s pictures of women often reflected the sinewy shapes found in stained glass.

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Each of these have elements that would translate beautifully into a piece of stained glass and have a heavy focus on florals.

Edwardian

These next few projects are Edwardian.  Heavily influenced by the Art Nouveau era, Edwardian stained glass typically reflects nature,  and features long flowing, turning over leaves as well as short, curvy leaves, with tulips or roses as flower examples.

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The piece on the right was a restoration job, and is a common design of this period, with personal touches being made in the choice of glass colour and texture.

Edwardian Stained Glass works well as residential pieces in much the same way Art Nouveau pieces do.  It is quite soft in appearance, but because of the typically clear, textured background glass it can often have quite bold, striking floral focal points.

Well that’s it for today, we hope we have given you a few ideas for your own project, be sure to check our stained glass portfolio for more ideas and inspiration.  You can also keep up to date with us on Facebook and Twitter.

Good evening from us here at Coriander Stained Glass.  We’ve a few projects keeping us busy and we’d like to share some of them with you today.

Often when people are choosing a stained glass window for their home they choose one that is either in keeping with the age of the house, or sympathetic to the style of other windows in the street in which they live.

The following three windows were all completed in Clapham.  They all incorporate the same Victorian geometric design, all in slightly different colour schemes.

For the first job, you can see the before and after with the completed stained glass window, and what a huge transformation it has made to this entrance way.

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The subtle differences in colour scheme are personal touches added by each home owner, but the defining features of these Victorian pieces are the ruby red borders, geometric shapes and pastel shades.

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This next project shows a 1930’s style stained glass fitted in Southfields, London.

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1930’s stained glass took some of it’s basic design elements and shapes from Edwardian Stained Glass and you can see that here in the above project.  With textured, clear glass for the background and a pale border, the central features of this piece are natural, flowing, soft shapes.

Also typical of this era is the picture window, which can be very ornate and include painted details.  Our in house artist, Margaret, can re create your favourite painting or picture and incorporate it into a piece of stained glass for your home.  For examples, take a look at the painted glass designs portfolio page.

That’s it from us today but we’ll be back later in the week with more projects.  Take a look at our stained glass portfolio page if you’re looking for some inspiration, or you can follow us on Facebook or Twitter to keep up to date with our latest news.

It’s the bank holiday weekend and from all of us here at Coriander Stained Glass we hope you are all having a wonderful time with family and friends.  The sun was a bit slow to come out yesterday but it turned out to be a beautiful day, so fingers crossed for the rest of the long weekend!

Some exciting news to share with you today – Coriander Stained Glass have been featured in this months 25 Beautiful Homes magazine.  Each month readers are introduced to stunning real homes to provide ideas and inspiration.

The windows featured in the magazine excerpt are from a home in St Margaret’s, Twickenham.  The picture on the left is of the stairway window, the stained glass really catches the light beautifully on the hand painted flowers and bees, it is really a sweet little piece.

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The photo on the right hand side of the magazine excerpt is of the Edwardian front entrance, 11 panes of glass in total complete this piece and the pastel shades really compliment the flowing central floral focal points.

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This shot of the entrance from outside shows off how wonderful the glass looks even at night.

We are thrilled to have been included in the magazine, if you are thinking about a stained glass window for your own home, the full article is full of tips and really great ideas.  You can also take a look at our stained glass portfolio which is bursting with great examples from the Victorian and Edwardian era, Art Deco and 1930’s era – or alternatively why not go for something completely different?  We can turn your photos, favourite pictures or sketches into a piece of stained glass for your home.

That’s it from us for today but we hope you are all enjoying the bank holiday weekend, check back in a few days for more of our latest projects.  You can also keep up to date with us on Facebook and Twitter, where we’ve been sharing some beautiful snaps from a recent trip to Belgium.

Well the Bank Holiday weekend is fast approaching and it looks like the weather has picked up just in time!  Whilst you kick back and enjoy the sunshine we’ve got a few more projects to share with you here at Coriander Stained Glass.

Today we’re going to share with you two projects, explaining the key differences between the Edwardian and Victorian eras.

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At first glance, one might mistake these two stained glass windows as being from the same era – with the same striking ruby red border and use of pastel shades in the background, it is an easy assumption to make.Victorian Stained Glass 2

What defines these two windows from one and other is what is between the borders.  The Victorian window is easily identifiable by its use of bold geometric shapes, whereas the Edwardian piece has the flowing floral design typical of its era.

The Edwardian piece features the little roundels in the smaller sections that match the glass colour of the main feature flower.

In the Victorian piece, a wider variety of blues and greens have been used and overall much bolder colours.

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Both pieces have a striking effect and will add interest to your entranceway.  If you’re looking for a stained glass window to compliment the age of your home, or simply just have an idea that you’d like to create, why not take a look at our stained glass portfolio for some more ideas and inspiration to help you with your plans.

Check back later this week when we’ll be sharing more of our latest projects with you.  You can also follow us on Facebook or Twitter.