Category: Current Projects

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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Victorian Stained Glass Before Fitting

The door ready for the stained glass to be fitted.

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Victorian Stained Glass

The new stained glass lead light being soldered.

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Brushstrokes

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

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Victorian Stained Glass 1

The finished piece in place.

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Victorian Stained Glass 4

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Victorian Stained Glass 2

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Victorian Stained Glass 3

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Victorian Stained Glass 5

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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.

Stained Glass

 

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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Edwardian Stained Glass 2

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Edwardian Stained Glass 3

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Edwardian Stained Glass 4

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Edwardian Stained Glass 5

 

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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snow globe

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!

Here at Coriander Stained Glass we are delighted to share with you pictures from the opening ceremony of the Children’s Memorial Garden at the South West Middlesex Crematorium that took place yesterday, Saturday 8th December 2012.

The beautiful garden features our “Peter Pan” window and soon we will be uploading the third and final installation of our Peter Pan series of videos over the coming days.

First of all, some pictures from yesterday’s opening ceremony.

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Coriander Stained Glass Peter Pan Window

Head gardener, James New, with two of the Coriander Stained Glass team, Jeremy & Margaret.

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Children's Memorial Garden Opening Ceremony

Head gardener James New, who lead the project and raised over £15,000 for the project to come to life, seen here giving a speech to thank all of those involved.

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Doves

A beautiful addition to the ceremony was the releasing of a small flock of doves.
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Children's Memorial Garden opening ceremony 2

It was a wonderfully fitting addition to the ceremony for this special garden, all about remembering lost children.

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Children's Memorial Garden cutting the ribbon

The garden was officially opened with the cutting of ribbon and after a few speeches everyone was welcomed to go in and have a look.

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Coriander Stained Glass Peter Pan window final

And finally, the completed Peter Pan window in place in the garden.

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We’ve still been busy in the run up to Christmas, and we are currently working on several projects.

Glass Painting

In this picture you can see our glass painter Margaret is producing some traditional designs for a front door in Bletchingley, Surrey.

Decorative Stained Glass

Here one of our lead light makers is putting together some stained glass to be used as decorative secondary glazing in a Kensington appartment.

That’s it for today but check back next week for the final installment of the Peter Pan videos, and an Edwardian restoration project we have been working on, too.

If you’re thinking about a Stained Glass Window for your home head over to our stained glass portfolio pages where you can find inspiration covering a range of eras.

You can also keep up to date with us Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest.

 

 

Today at Coriander Stained Glass as well as finishing off our latest projects we’ve also been putting up our Christmas decorations!!  Keep an eye out on Twitter and Facebook for our pictures – we’d love to see your decorations too so please do share them with us!

Back in October we shared with you some beautiful Victorian Geometric stained glass pieces we finished, using the stunning multi faceted gems hand painted by our own artist, Margaret.

Today we’d like to share with you this traditional piece of stained glass that we have re created for a home in Balham, copying the original design, glass colours and textures from the originals in a neighbouring house.

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Stained Glass 001

This is one of two hallway sash windows, here our glazier has removed the sashes from their frame.

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Stained Glass 002

At some point the stained glass was removed from this sash and it was glazed with an obscured glass called stippolyte

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Stained Glass 003

Here the stippolyte has been removed, all the old putty hacked off and the sash is ready to be glazed with its new stained glass

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Stained Glass 004

The stained glass is now in place and ready to be fitted

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Stained glass 005

Here one of the reglazed sashes with its new stained glass is in place

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Stained Glass 006

The final sash is fitted…

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Stained Glass 007

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Stained Glass 008

And finally it is in place.

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Stained Glass 009

One of the traditionally painted stained glass central features that we have created for this piece

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The roundel makes a beautiful focal point for this window

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Stained Glass 011

And here is the stunning finished piece

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

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

 

 

Here at Coriander Stained Glass we’re pleased to say we’ve still been very busy and we’re only 4 weeks away from Christmas!  If you’re still stuck for christmas ideas a stained glass window, internal door panel or screen can make a wonderful gift for a loved one.  Head over to our stained glass portfolio page if you’re in need of some more inspiration.

Here’s a couple of projects we’ve been working on over the last week we’d like to share with you:

Stained Glass Diamond PanelThis is a simple diamond panel being constructed in our Wimbledon shop.

The glass and lead have been cut to size and are laid in piece by piece before the lead is soldered.

 

 

 

 

 

This next project is a stunning Art Nouveau style set of leaded lights we have made for the entrance of an apartment in Kensington.  It is made using modern glass and textures.

 

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Stained Glass Art Nouveau

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Stained Glass Art Nouveau 2

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Stained Glass Art Nouveau 3

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These leaded lights have features typical of the Art Nouveau style; the floral theme and flowing, swirling lines.

 

That’s it for now but check back next week for our latest news and updates!

You cand find us on Twitter, Facebook & Pinterest – we’d love to hear from you!

It’s been a busy week here at Coriander Stained Glass.  The Victorian Stained Glass pieces we wrote about earlier in the week have had the finishing touches added.

Our signwriters Brushstrokes have finished this toplight off by copying the original style for this road in Wimbledon, South London.

Victorian Stained Glass

 

Victorian Stained Glass 2

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Stained Glass Painter

We’ve also been working on another project involving more of the stunning hand painted glass gems.  Here you can see our glass painter is mixing paint to colour some of the clear, round multi~facetted gems.

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Stained Glass Gems

The gems having been coloured and kilned are ready to become part of a lead light for some sash windows in a Victorian house in Balham, South West London.

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Stained Glass Construction

The panel half way through construction

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Stained Glass Panel

A constructed panel using the coloured gems, to be finished this stained glass lead light just has to be cemented which is the sealing process and the lead polished black. This is one of a set of panels that we will be fitting next week.

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That’s it from us here at Coriander Stained Glass for today – check back soon for more of our latest projects and ideas.  For more inspiration on your own stained glass project for your home, head over to our stained glass portfolio.

To keep up to date you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and check out what we’ve been pinning on Pinterest.

 

 

We’ve been busy here at Coriander Stained Glass.  With only 5 weeks to go until christmas the rush is on to buy presents!  Stained glass windows can make a wonderful and unique gift for a loved one and will last year after year after year.  Head over to our stained glass portfolio for some ideas.

Stained Glass Artist  Here’s a snapshot of what we’ve been up to this weekend at Coriander Stained Glass in our Wimbledon shop.   Our stained glass artist Will is renovating an orginal Victorian lead light from a home in Earlsfield, London. Here we see that he has stripped the panel of lead, cleaned the old glass, replaced some broken pieces and is now starting to rebuild the panel into a new traditional lead structure. When finished this stained glass lead light will be transformed from a week structure with broken glass to a new strong solid and flat leaded light, re using  the old Victorian glass.

 

 

 

 

Victorian Front Entrance

This is a set of stained glass lead lights fitted today in the front entrance of a Victorian house in Wimbledon Park, the design and coloured glass used copies the original found in the neighbouring houses as closely as possible.  The central bird feature is a traditional fired stained glass painting by our in house painter, Margaret. We have worked closely with the client and their builders Nineteen Builders and interior design who had the new door purpose made and fitted.

The stained glass is fitted in the traditional way for this complicated door layout, finished with a putty angle on the inside rather than beading. This is one of several front entrances that we have created or restored in this road in Wimbledon Park, all that remain to be done is for our signwriters Brushstokes, to paint the number on the toplight.

 

The final outcome is stunning and makes a beautiful addition to this Victorian home.

 

Check back with us later this week for more of our latest news and projects.

You can also follow us Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!

Here at Coriander Stained Glass we’ve been busy working on a number of beautiful pieces, a few of which we will share with you here.

Victorian Gometric Stained Glass

Stained glass can work brilliantly in internal door screens and windows, transferring much needed borrowed light from one room to another whilst creating a decorative feature at the same time.  The design of this window is termed Victorian Geometric, the colours used are very traditional – with an outer white border, ruby red inner border, pale rectangle made of four randomly placed shades in pink, yellow, blue and green, a central dark blue roundel feature and eight secondary roundel features.

Although our Esher shop is closed our team are still hard at work.

The shop will be closed for a little longer but you can still pop in to our Wimbledon shop if you’ve seen anything on the site or had any ideas for your own stained glass window.  You can also contactus on info@corianderstainedglass.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

Stained Glass Artist

Here’s Will, one of our stained glass artists, creating a new traditional door panel for the Southfields area, South West London.  We don’t just create work for the London area, we have completed work for customers as far as Scotland, so if you have an idea but distance is a concern, please get in touch to see what we can do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1930s Stained Glass

Next we’d like to share with you these beautiful 1930’s door panels we have restored.  We think they have turned out beautifully!  Sometimes the more simple designs can be the most striking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victorian Stained Glass -Geometric

And finally, before we sign off for the night, we’d like to share with you this traditional geometric leaded light made for a window in a Victorian house in New Malden, Surrey.

We hope we’ve filled you with ideas and inspiration for your own stained glass window – why not head over to our stained glass portfolio for some more ideas.  We’ve a stunning selection of photos for a completed Victorian front entrance we fit last week in Wimbledon Park, so do remember to stop by again to see those!

You can also follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or alternatively, check out our Pinterest board!

 

We’ve been busy here at Coriander Stained Glass and as it’s friday we thought we’d share some more work with you before the weekend kicks in.

Geometric Stained Glass

This is a geometric stained glass light made for an internal screen in an apartment in the Earls Court area of London.

 

Stained glass can make a wonderful addition to your home and doesn’t just have to be on an external door or window.  Interior windows and doorways with stained glass panels can also create a stunning and interesting focal point for your home.

 

 

 

 

 

Stained Glass 1930's

 

 

This 1930s stained glass lead light front a front door in Clapham , South West London is beyond repair so we will make another panel,copying the design, glass colour and texture as closely as possible.

Check back soon for the finished piece!!

Next week will be sharing with some more recent work, including a Victorian lead light for an internal door, creating a great internal feature for any home.

We’ve also got some snaps of our team at work in our Esher shop – which is still currently closed for maintenence work.  If you would like to pay us a visit you can still find us in our Wimbledon shop.

If you want more ideas and inspiration for your own stained glass window, take a look at our Stained Glass Portfolio.

 

 

 

 

You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter

At Coriander Stained Glass we’ve been busy working on a number of projects.

Soon we will be updating the third and final part of of our Peter Pan Stained Glass window series of videos so stay tuned for that!

Here’s some recent projects we;ve been working on:

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This lovely comissions has just been completed in a Victorian home in Chiswick, South West London.  We have taken elements of the design from other stained glass in the property and used sympathetic traditional stained glass colours and textures to create these four door panels whichlook fabulous as the focal point of the house and totally in keeping with the other stained glass in this and the neighbouring homes.

For more ideas and inspiration for Victorian Stained Glass windows take a look at our Stained Glass Portfolio.  You can also some of our design sketches on our Stained Glass Design pages.

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Victorian Stained Glass

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Victorian Stained Glass 2This next image shows a restored Victorian window comprising of several glass panels with sidelights that we have restored for a home in Wimbledon. The ruby red border is a typical attribute of the Victorian style.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ll be adding more work over the next few days, so check back soon, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter!