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.