Category: Stained Glass Restoration and Repairs

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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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!

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!

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!

Ordinary Life Magic Stained Glass Window Children's Activity

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.

Coriander Stained Glass Window

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,

Coriander Stained Glass Art Nouveau 1

The beautiful Art Nouveau design runs through all five panels.

Coriander Stained Glass Art Nouveau 2

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter – we’d love to hear about any Halloween activities you’ll be getting up to over the next week, and be sure to check back soon for updates to our news page.

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

Coriander Stained Glass Edwardian Entrance

The first stage is to remove the broken glass (it was not the original) from the far panels.

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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.

Coriander Stained Glass Edwardian work

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.

Coriander Stained Glass Edwardian work 2

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

Coriander Stained Glass Victorian window

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.

Coriander Stained Glass Victorian Geometric

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.

Coriander Stained Glass Victorian painted panel

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.

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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.

Coriander Stained Glass Victorian Door

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Coriander Stained Glass, Edwardian lead light

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.

Coriander Stained Glass - Edwardian

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.

Coriander Stained Glass Edwardian Renovation

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.

Coriander Stained Glass Victorian Entrance

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. 

Check back soon for more of our latest work, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to ensure you never miss an update!

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.

We’ve been busy at Coriander Stained Glass working on a variety of projects.

These are some template drawings we’ve been working on for a lead light installation in Putney.

These are for a front door but would also look great in a stairway or hallway.  Lead lights in a stairway or hallway are a fantastic way of adding interest to an otherwise plain stairway or room in your home.  Please visit our gallery pages for ideas and inspiration.

Here you can see the finishing touches being made to the completed lead light in a front entrance in Putney.

The completed project can be seen in our Edwardian Gallery pages.

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