Tag: ecclesiastical stained glass

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.

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.

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!

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