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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

 

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We’ve been extremely busy here at Coriander Stained Glass over the past month and we have many wonderful projects to share with you.  Spring seems to finally have arrived and nothing catches the sun light in your home as beautifully as a stained glass window.

Here are a couple of recent projects we’ve finished that involve hand painted glass.

This first piece was for a stairway window in Claygate, Surrey.  Stairway windows can make a fantastic feature point and really brighten up an otherwise overlooked part of your home.

Hand painted Victorian Stained Glass

This window has features typical of the Victorian era, with the ruby red border and geometric background in traditional pale shades.  The central roundel feature of the sun has been finished with hand painted glass to add character and charm to the sun.

Victorian Stained Glass, Hand painted roundel feature

The central feature adds an additional focal point as you walk up the stairway and really finishes off the piece.

The next piece we’d like to share with you today is a fantastic example of how stained glass can really transform your home.  This Victorian piece was fitted in a home in Tooting.

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Victorian Stained Glass Window job prior to fitting

Here you can see the front entrance as it was prior to fitting.

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Victorian Stained Glass Prior to fitting

The glass is removed and the frame made ready for the new stained glass.
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The central features of this window were lovingly hand painted and kilned by our in house artist, Margaret.
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The finished piece really brightens up the entrance way to this home.

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Completed Victorian Stained Glass

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The beautiful hand painted birds are a lovely addition to this piece, and the overall effect is quite striking.

If you’ve an idea for your own home, why not take a look at our stained glass portfolio to give you more ideas for a stained glass window of your own.

That’s it for today from us here at Coriander Stained Glass, but check back later this week for more of our latest projects.  You can also keep up to date with our latest news on Facebook and Twitter.

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This week at Coriander Stained Glass we have been very busy with a project in Devon.

Combining coloured and hand painted glass, this beautiful round window creates a stunning focal point for the home.

This picture shows the process of the leaded light coming together; after creating a template for the design each piece of glass is hand cut and laid over the design.  The hand painted birds are also laid out at this stage, after they have been kilned.  Here you can also see the lead is being cut to size and moulded to the shape of the glass prior to soldering.  The pins are used to hold the glass in place whilst the window is being pieced together like this.

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After soldering and cementing, the window is ready for fitting.  Here you can see the last part of the process, with the window in place and the putty waiting to be cleanly cut away.  Already you can see how beautifully the light shines through and has created wonderful patterns on the wall beyond.

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And finally here we have the finished piece with some close ups of the birds lovingly hand painted by our in house artist, Margaret.

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The finished piece looks wonderful and is very in-keeping with the beautiful Devonshire coast.

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Despite our London location we are happy to cater for all requests across the country so if you have seen something you like in our stained glass portfolio or have an idea of your own please do not hesitate to give us a call or drop us an email.

And finally for today we’d just like to say a very big thank you to all of you who have been supporting us on Facebook and Twitter.

Check back later this week when we will be sharing some more hand painted work for a Victorian Stained Glass window we have recently completed.

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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.

Stained Glass Restoration

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!

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Coriander Stained Glass are very pleased to announce the third and final installment of our Peter Pan series of videos is finally ready to view!

We now have a home for this video project and all our upcoming video projects over on our Videos page, so be sure to check back regularly for our latest videos.

If you have any requests for what you’d like to see in a video project – whether it’s part of the painting process, cutting the glass, or even the installment, then we’d love to hear from you either via email, Facebook or Twitter.

Here is the third and final video in the Peter Pan series.  This stained glass window was made for the recently opened Children’s Memorial Garden at the South West Middlesex Crematorium, a project which could not have been made possible without the hard work and dedication of head gardener, James New.

We hope you’ve enjoyed following this series of videos as much as we’ve enjoyed making them – check back soon for more video projects like this!

And finally for today – something for all the animal lovers!  We’ve recently been taking on a lot more hand painted work, and what better way to immortalise your beloved friend than with a beautiful piece of stained glass.

We can create the painting from your favourite photos of your pet, just give us a call or pop in to our Wimbledon shop and we’d be happy to discuss your ideas.

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

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2013 is really flying by and we’re very happy to announce we have been busy here at Coriander Stained Glass over the past few weeks, we’ve a few projects to share with you today.

First of all, we are pleased to share with you the final pictures of the fully repaired and restored window for St Stephen’s Church, Twickenham.

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The second project we’d like to share with you is this beautiful hand painted Kingfisher window for a home in Newmarket.  Here you can see Margaret, our in house artist, lovingly painting the Kingfisher onto the glass prior to placing it in the kiln.

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And here you can see the beautiful final painting, and finally the leaded light.

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If you have a particular picture that you would love to have created into a stained glass window, or are looking for ideas and inspiration, please visit our stained glass portfolio pages, where you can see more of Margaret’s beautiful creations.

Environnement Wildlife Photography Exhibition

If you like the Kingfisher picture, and would like some inspiration for your own window, the Natural History Museum is hosting the Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition until March this year.  It’s an annual exhibition that “provides a spotlight on the rarely seen wonders of the natural world”.  There are 100 winning images on show selected from thousands of entries.

The Natural History Museum website has the winning photos online, as well as entries from all categories including Young Awards – under 10’s to age 17, Adult, and Special Awards.  Over all, we’d say it’s a must see for animal lovers and we hope we get chance to go before the exhibition ends!

Well that’s it from us for today but check back later in the week when we will be writing about some Edwardian and Victorian projects we’ve completed recently.  You can also keep up to date with what we are doing on Facebook & Twitter.