Here at Coriander Stained Glass we are very excited to announce that the Peter Pan window is finally in! The Children’s Memorial Garden at the South West Middlesex Crematorium has not yet been officially opened but the sun was shining yesterday when we were there for the installation.
We’ve a few shots to give you an idea of the look of this beautiful little garden, but we won’t reveal a full size image of the final Peter Pan window until we have a snippet of the third and final video to show you along side it.
The window is backed by two layers of safety glass. This is the window as seen from the outside of the garden. The beautiful quotes on the walls were painted by Brush Strokes and are quotes from the children’s novel, Peter Pan.
Inside the garden are more quotes and star plaques that families can sponsor to remember a loved one.
There’s lots of stunning little details on the finished window, like this little squirrel, and these two little children, admiring the statue of Peter Pan.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this sneak preview and look out for the short video we will uploading over the next few days – it will be a preview of the third and final video in our Peter Pan video series and as well as the installation will also document the opening ceremony. We will upload a photo of the completed window, which will become part of our Other Stained Glass Designs gallery.
Here at Coriander Stained Glass we’ve made the final touches to our Peter Pan window for the new Children’s Memorial Garden that will be unveiled soon at the South West Middlesex Crematorium. The project at the crematorium is lead by head gardener, James New.
Check back soon for our third and final video which will show the installation of the window at South West Middlesex Crematorium as well as the opening ceremony of the Children’s Memorial Garden.
We’ve made some updates to our gallery pages so be sure to head over to our stained glass portfolio to take a look.
We’d like to share with you some of our recent projects, we’ve quite a few to share with you this week so be sure to check back every day for updates on our latest projects.
These diamond panels were for a stairway window in Claygate, Surrey. The first picture shows the window outside our Esher shop ready for cementing, and the second picture shows the final installed piece.
These next two images show nine Victorian panels we have stripped and rebuilt and fitted into a new door made by SPS windows for a home in Kingston, Surrey. The second picture shows the door from the outside.
Tomorrow we have some more lovely Victorian stained glass work to share with you and also some pictures of our pumpkin for Halloween!
We’ve been busy busy busy here at Coriander Stained Glass! We’d like to share with you some of our recent work, but first of all, something a little creative.
We’re getting into the spirt of Halloween and planning our pumpkin designs, and we found this great crafty idea at Ordinary Life Magic; children’s stained glass windows!
Coriander Stained Glass Recent Work
We recently tweeted about this beautiful window we made and fitted for a home in St Margaret’s. This was a gift for a loved one and is a really beautiful idea. The stunning flowers and insects were hand painted by our in house artist, Margaret. Head over to our stained glass portfolio for inspiration and ideas to surprise your special someone.
We’ve been busy with lots more projects, be sure to check out our stained glass portfolio pages as we update these regularly with our latest work.
We recently completed these Art Nouveau panels in an Edwardian home in Wimbledon. Here you can see our glazier making some final touches,
The beautiful Art Nouveau design runs through all five panels.
We’ve been busy here at Coriander Stained Glass over the last month! We’d like to share with you a few of our latest projects and updates to our stained glass portfolio.
We’ve recently worked on this panel in Claygate, Surrey.
The lead structure was weak with cracked joints and some broken glass. The lifespan of a door panel like this is completely dependent on how the door is used; if constantly slammed and used roughly it may only be a few years. With normal use the lifespan would be 30-40 years. This panel may have been rebuilt twice before in its’ lifetime.
Victorian Geometric Stained Glass Windows in South West London
Back in September, we wrote about some beautiful work we were carrying out in South West London. These Victorian windows feature panels lovingly hand painted by our in house artist, Margaret.
Once the paintings are kilned they are ready to go together with the rest of the piece.
Each piece of glass is numbered and cut before soldering.
These beautiful multi faceted gems were each hand painted and kilned by Margaret in colours that were best suited to the final piece.
Here you can see the window taking shape as the last pieces of lead and glass were laid into place.
Before fitting on site, we had to carry out work to clean out the old windows and prepare them for fitting.
The final pieces are really striking.
For more ideas and inspiration, head over to our Victorian gallery to look at some of our other work.
We’ve been busy here at Coriander Stained Glass working on a number of restoration projects. We’d like to share with you these projects for Edwardian and Victorian themed pieces.
Edwardian Front Entrance – SW London
The first stage is to remove the broken glass (it was not the original) from the far panels.
We have made the new panels fitted in this picture. The design copies the original that is still in the neighbouring home, the glass colour used is a mixture of old and new, with the usual red border distinctive of this era, replaced with midnight blue and in the flower petals grape water glass. The background, leaf and bud colours replicate the original, a good mix of old and new that works beautifully.
This picture shows whole new front entrance created from scratch for an Edwardian home in SW19. We have created the stained glass which is based on a local design.
If you are thinking about an Edwardian window for your home, why not take a look at our Edwardian gallery for more ideas.
Victorian Restoration Projects
This is one of two Victorian geometric style top lights delivered to a client in Oxford. The background is a random placement of four pale shades in antique cathedral with the standard ruby red border providing a strong frame.
The above picture shows a completely new Victorian Geometric patterned stained glass front entrance based on the original design for the road in SW19 that we have recently made and installed.
This next picture shows a rebuilt Victorian painted panel. We have stripped this roundel of lead and rebuilt it into a new lead light. We have only replaced the red border and one broken painted border pane.
For more ideas and inspiration on Victorian stained glass, take a look at our Victorian gallery.
Today at Coriander Stained Glass we’d like to share with you a project we’ve been working on for a Victorian door in London, SW18.
At some point in its’ life, this door has had the two vertical panels removed and replaced with sandblasted glass. A significant part of what we do here at Coriander is putting stained glass back where the original windows have been removed. Much residential stained glass was taken out during the 1960’s and 1970’s as it was regarded as unfashionable. It is also often the case that it is lost because it is worn out or broken and the owner didn’t want to go tot he expense of having it replaced or rebuilt. The couple who own this property identified the lead light as something they wanted to restore as soon as they moved in.
Inside/around the glass was finished with an angle of putty that has been hacked off (a very harsh sounding technical term!). the holding pins have been removed and the picture shows the old glass being levered out of its’ glazing rebate.
With the old glass removed and excess putty removed, the rebate has now been hacked off and new putty applied. The door is now ready to receive the new stained glass panels.
The stained glass has been pressed into the new putty, secured on each border lead joint with tracks into the wood, and finished on the inside with a neat putty joint that can be painted in a few days once the putty has formed a skin over the top of it. The putty will take a much longer period of time to harden completely, but the leaded lights are securely in place with tacks in the mean time.
The completed door can be seen on the right, compared to the door on the left which has the original Victorian glass and design that we have copied.
For more ideas and inspiration on Victorian leaded lights, please take a look at our Victorian gallery.
Here at Coriander Stained Glass we’ve been busy working away on our latest projects. We’ve collected a few snaps to give you a taster of the projects we’ve been working on.
The above picture shows an Edwardian door panel from Astonville Street, Southfields that we have stripped of its’ lead structure and built a new one replacing broken glass in the process. The picture shows the lead joints being soldered together. The next step is to cement the light which is the sealing process before being fitted back into the door. For more pictures and information on this next part of the process, take a look at our post from August 27th 2012.
If you’ve an idea for an Edwardian lead light you’d like us to fit in your home, take a look at our Edwardian gallery for more ideas and inspiration.
The above picture shows a traditional rectangular lead light under construction at our Wimbledon shop. This is one of ten lead lights for an Edwardian home in Wimbledon park. As each glass pane is individual it is impossible to get completely flat next to its’ adjacent pane, however when fitted it will give a glistening reflection as light rebounds off the glass at different angles. This is a lovely characteristic only achieved by traditionally made lead lights.
To continue with the Edwardian theme, here we have a picture of two stained glass panels being renovated for an Edwardian house in New Malden.
And finally, this picture was taken in our shop before installation, of a Victorian front entrance toplight that we have restored. For more ideas and inspiration on Victorian lead lights take a look at our Victorian gallery.
We’ve been busy here at Coriander Stained Glass working on a number of projects for our clients.
Margaret, our in house artist has been drawing templates for traditional stained glass painted features that will become the centre of a Victorian geometric lead light, for a house in South West London.
This first image shows the templates Margaret is working on and the fine detail required in her pencil drawings.
The next steps are to mix the paint and cut the glass to size.
The glass is then positioned over its’ template and trace lines are applied
After the lines are completed, the glass is then taken to the kiln. After it is kilned it is moved down to the cooling compartment to gently reduce the temperature.
Don’t forget to check back soon for the completed work!
For more inspiration on Victorian lead lights, take a look at our Victorian gallery page.
We’ve been busy here at Coriander Stained Glass and we thought we should show you a little bit more of the process involved in some of our restoration work.
We’ve recently completed work in London Sw11 on an Edwardian front entrance. In this first picture, you can see the original lead lights are broken and worn out. We have removed the panels, stripped them of lead and rebuilt them into traditional lead structures, replacing broken glass in the process. We have designed and created 3 top lights to make new stained glass panels in keeping with the original ones below.
After all the glass work has been done, the final process is cementing and sealing the stained glass lead lights. This next picture shows the leaded lights drying after having had the cement applied.
Excess cement is then scrubbed off using a brush
Each glass pane is then carefully picked around by hand
…and then the cement is scrubbed off again
Finally, the lead is given a thorough polish
All the old glass has been removed from the door and the rebates cleared out. Now the original Edwardian woodwork is ready for the renovated and new stained glass
And finally, the completed job.
For more inspiration on Edwardian lead lights, take a look at our Edwardian Gallery.