Category: Stained Glass Restoration and Repairs

This is our latest completed church restoration at st stephens church in twickenham. This beautiful stained glass window received substantial damage, at our wimbledon studio we striped the panel of its lead structure, around 20% of the painted glass was broken, so in the traditional way way we copied the broken fired paintings and completely rebuilt the lead light structure.

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To find out more about our stained glass restoration projects, please visit our Stained Glass Restoration and Repairs page, or contact us for more information.

This week at Coriander Stained Glass we have been busy restoring two Edwardian front entrances in Wimbledon Park to their former glory. The stained glass has been replaced, replicating the original designs and glass that would have been used when the houses were built.

 

Edwardian Front Entrance 1

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Also this week we have been working on a design template for a beautiful picture window representing a view in Brittany.

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Thank you for visiting, and don’t forget to check out our regularly updated Stained Glass Portfolio for more examples of our work.

Good evening from all of us here at Coriander Stained Glass.  The summer is finally well under way and we hope you have all been enjoying the good weather with family and friends.

We have a couple of really special projects to share with you today; two Victorian and one bespoke piece of stained glass.

This first piece shows a stained glass for a set of internal partition doors.    It is the choice of texture and colour that make this piece come to life, with each choice of texture complimenting the piece next to it.  Internal feature doors such as this make a stunning focal point for your home and allow light to travel from one room to another, which can really open up and brighten your internal space.  By choosing clear, textured glass for the background not only does the focal point of the butterfly carry more impact, but the whole piece allows the maximum amount of light to pass through.

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This first design of Victorian stained glass is specific to a small area of Wimbledon Park.
Here we have removed all three panels because the lead structures had worn out and were weak and bowing.   At our Wimbledon workshop we stripped the panels of lead and rebuilt them.  Three of the rose paintings were missing or broken so we have replaced them – Margaret, our in house artist, hand painted them at our Wimbledon shop.

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These next photos show a beautiful set of newly created Victorian geometric stained glass, the design copying the original for the road when the house was built.  The colours of the top light tie in with the two vertical panels in the main door, and typical features of the era can easily be identified.  With the pastel geometric background and ruby red border,this piece is undeniably Victorian.

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That’s it for today but check back later this week, we have many more beautiful projects to share with you.

If you are thinking of a stained glass window for your own home, take a look at our stained glass portfolio for more ideas and inpsiration.  You can also follow us on Facebook and 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.

 

We’ve a few more projects to share with you today at Coriander Stained Glass.  Despite the dip in the weather, we’ve been keeping busy with some lovely stained glass windows.

A large part of our work is in restoring and renovating old or damaged pieces to their former glory.  Be it an ecclesiastical piece within a church or a small residential piece in someone’s home, we take great pride in the quality of our restorations.

This first example is of an Edwardian piece rebuilt for a home in Wembley park.

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Typical of it’s period, this leaded light features a clear, textured background glass contrasted with the bright purple border and yellow insert, topped off with a bold floral central feature.

This next example shows a restored Victorian geometric piece, returned to its’ former glory in its’ home in Kingston.

Victorian Stained Glass, Kingston

The ruby red border and geometric background in pastel hues are typical features of the Victorian period, with the central roundels in ruby red and the secondary, smaller roundels in pastel shades to compliment the background.

When a new stained glass window is created for a home there are several things to take into consideration.  It could be that you are looking to remain sympathetic to the style and era of other homes in your street, or are looking to remake an original piece of stained glass that may have once been in your home in years gone by.

In some cases, the most simple designs can be the most striking if you are looking to brighten up your entrance way.

This is a Victorian geometric piece fitted in Putney.  It’s simple geometric background in pastel shades and complimenting lilac roundels create a light and airy entrance way for this home.

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For more ideas an inspiration for a stained glass window for your own home, take a look at our stained glass portfolio.   You can also keep up to date with our latest news on Facebook and Twitter.

We’ve been busy here at Coriander Stained Glass and we’ve a couple of projects to share with you today.

First of all we have this simple design recently restored in a front door in Southfields, South West London.

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The smaller, feature windows make a simple design quite eye catching, accompanied with the textured glass.

Next we have this nine  panel window created for a home in Wimbledon, SW19

Edwardian Stained Glass

This piece is typically Edwardian with many of the defining features of the era; a flowing floral design over a background of clear obscure glass.  The main features have been picked out in stronger colours and different textures of glass have been used which are both also features of this era.

If you’re thinking of a stained glass design for your own home, head over to our stained glass portfolio page for more ideas and inspiration.

 

Becoming Picasso: Paris 1901

For all the art lovers out there, our pick for the Easter weekend is the Becoming Picasso exhibition at Somerset House’s Courtauld Gallery, until May 26th.

The exhibition documents a 19 year old Picasso’s move from Spain to Paris in 1901, and the work he prepared for his first exhibition in the city.

Although this exhibition does not hold any of the famous Picasso works we know and love, if you’re looking to see what inspired greatness, then these paintings were where it really all started.  Tickets cost £6 and can be booked via the Courtauld Gallery website.

That’s it from us for today, but check back soon for our latest projects.  You can also follow us on Facebook and 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.

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!