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)
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 over the last month! We’d like to share with you a few of our latest projects and updates to our stained glass portfolio.
We’ve recently worked on this panel in Claygate, Surrey.
The lead structure was weak with cracked joints and some broken glass. The lifespan of a door panel like this is completely dependent on how the door is used; if constantly slammed and used roughly it may only be a few years. With normal use the lifespan would be 30-40 years. This panel may have been rebuilt twice before in its’ lifetime.
Victorian Geometric Stained Glass Windows in South West London
Back in September, we wrote about some beautiful work we were carrying out in South West London. These Victorian windows feature panels lovingly hand painted by our in house artist, Margaret.
Once the paintings are kilned they are ready to go together with the rest of the piece.
Each piece of glass is numbered and cut before soldering.
These beautiful multi faceted gems were each hand painted and kilned by Margaret in colours that were best suited to the final piece.
Here you can see the window taking shape as the last pieces of lead and glass were laid into place.
Before fitting on site, we had to carry out work to clean out the old windows and prepare them for fitting.
The final pieces are really striking.
For more ideas and inspiration, head over to our Victorian gallery to look at some of our other work.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.