Tag: art

Coriander Stained Glass – Kingfisher & Owl


A serene landscape, capturing the kingfisher poised in flight. The subtle background landscape hues of blue and greens present the saturated colours of the kingfisher. A pleasant monocentrically composed panel.


A traditionally hand-painted stained glass leadlight, featuring an owl perched on oak branch. The design is based on a Victorian geometric, presenting straight lines and subtle backgrounds.


(9th October 2019)

Coriander Stained Glass – The White Bear


An elegant design created for a client in Essex. The heavily textured white glass describe the ice landscape, surrounded by the wispy blue sea, accentuating the outline of the polar bear. A handsome and attractive design.


(4th October 2019)

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.

Coriander Stained Glass template drawing

The next steps are to mix the paint and cut the glass to size.

Coriander Stained Glass paint mixing

The glass is then positioned over its’ template and trace lines are applied

Coriander Stained Glass trace line painting

Coriander Stained Glass trace lines painting

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.

Coriander Stained Glass kiln

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.

Here at Coriander Stained Glass we’re always looking for new sources of inspiration.  Whether it’s visiting galleries, churches, or simply just drawing inspiration from nature for a more William Morris inspired lead light, we’ve always got our eyes open.

Naturally, we’re eager to make a visit to the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition; Anatomist at the Queen’s Gallery in Buckingham Palace, before the exhibition ends on the 7th October.

It is the largest exhibition ever of da Vinci’s studies of the human body, and also includes detailed bone diagrams of animal parts such as horse and bear. Da Vinci’s formal training in anatomy began with his apprenticeship to  Andrea del Verrocchio who insisted that all his pupils learn anatomy.  Da Vinci was then  given permission to dissect human corpses at hospitals in Florence, Milan and Rome.  He later went on to make over 200 pages of drawings on the subject of anatomy.

As one of the greatest Renaissance artists, da Vinci is best known for works such as the Mona Lisa, which can be found today in the Louvre, Paris.

To us, the most fascinating of da Vinci’s works are his journals and notes, which give insight to his perceptions of life and it’s details at the time.  An enormous range of interests is displayed in his notes, and they are now on display in several major collections across the world – including England’s very own Windsor Castle and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

If you are passionate about art and love da Vinci’s drawings, why not consider a lead light based on one of his drawings for your home?  It would make a fantastic feature piece between two rooms, or if you have high ceilings or a high stairway with a feature window it would catch the light beautifully.

In the next few days we will be adding pictures of some of our recent lead light work, hand painted by our in house artist, Margaret, who painstakingly and lovingly hand draws and paints each of our bespoke lead lights.

Please take a look at our gallery pages for more inspiration or contact us for more information.

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Here at Coriander Stained Glass we’re getting into the swing of things for the Paralympics.  To get us in to the opening ceremony mood the Contemporary Glass Society are hosting an exhibition, “Medallions”…

“Abstract, sculptural, figurative, pictorial – each work of art in our stunning Medallions exhibition is utterly unique”

The exhibition at the Ruskin Glass Centre in Stourbridge runs from August 22nd to September 15th and exhibits the work of over 80 glass artists that have each made an Olympic medal for the exhibition.


Contemporary Glass Society, Medallions exhibition

What a great way to remember the 2012 games – and if they haven’t all been snapped up yet by eager buyers you could still be in with a chance of getting yourself a fantastic memento of the 2012 Olympics.