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We are very pleased that we are now restoring and making tradition stained glass lead lights at our Esher studio again.

 

We have been in this little shop by Esher Station now for 18 years making  and restoring many varied designs of residential and ecclesiastical  stained glass and leaded lights, this is also where we carry out restoration work on leaded lights for Hampton Court Palace and The Natural History Museum.

 

If you would like to  visit please give me a call on 02083981633, or email at info@corianderstainedglass.co.uk  as we are not yet open every day.

 

Jeremy – Coriander Stained Glass

 

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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Ecclesiastical Stained Glass

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Ecclesiastical Stained Glass

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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.

Today at Coriander Stained Glass we’d like to share with you some recent work we’ve been carrying out for Hampton Court Palace.

Hampton Court Palace Restoration

We have restored this traditional lead light in the Georgian House, which is one of the properties the palace lets out to visitors via the Landmark Trust.

Built in 1719 The Georgian House was originally the kitchens for George, Prince of Wales.  Now a stunning house with views of the Palace and its’ own walled garden, this alternative retreat sleeps 8 and pets are welcome.

Founded in 1965 the Landmark Trust charity was established “to rescue historic and architecturally interesting buildings and their surroundings from neglect and, when restored, to give them new life by letting them as places to experience for holidays”.

To find out more about the Landmark Trust charity take a look at their website.

Our work for Hampton Court Palace is on going, and you can find more examples of projects we’ve carried out for them on our page dedicated to restoration work at Hampton Court Palace.

Other projects we have to share with you include this collaborative work with SPS Timber Windows.

1930s Stained Glass Restoration

The four 1930’s residential stained glass panels have been restored here at Coriander Stained Glass to be fitted back into new wooden window frames made by SPS Timber Windows.

We have also recently restored the following two pieces:

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Geometric Stained Glass

A Victorian Geometric design restored in St Margaret’s

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A restoration project for a stained glass panel in Wimbledon.

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For more ideas and inspiration for your own piece of stained glass please visit our stained glass portfolio.  You can also keep up to date with our news by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

We’re getting back into the swing of things here at Coriander Stained Glass after the festive break.

Today’s project we’d like to share with you is this door and toplight, replicating the stained glass that would have been an original feature of the Edwardian home on the Southfields grid of London, SW18.

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For more ideas and inspiration on a stained glass project for your own home, take a look at our stained glass portfolio.

As it’s January, and it can tend to feel like the month is twice as long, we’ve been looking up some exhibitions we’d like to visit to spend the weekends right!

rain room

 

We’ve had our eye fixed firmly for a while now on the Random International event at the Barbican; the Rain Room.  Rain is of course  a typical feature of any January in England, but what’s special about  this exhibition is that you can walk through the room without getting  wet.

 

A “choreographed downpour to the sound of water” the Rain Room is a sensory experience and a digital-based, contemporary approach to art, allowing visitors to experience the event as well as view it.  If you’re into technical details, the impressive injection moulded tiles, solenoid valves, pressure regulators, custom software, 3D tracking cameras and  water management system will keep you interested, but we’re looking forward to it just for the fun factor!

A word of warning though, due to the popularity of this event the queuing time can be up to 3 hours so if you’re planning on taking children with you make sure you are well prepared!  If you’ve already been, please share your pictures, we’d love to see them!

That’s it for today, but keep an eye out for our updates on Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy New Year from everyone here at Coriander Stained Glass! We hope you’ve enjoyed the break with family and friends.

Today we’ve got a few projects to share with you that we completed before Christmas.

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This picture shows five renovated Victorian Stained Glass panels in Fulham fitted re~fitted just before Christmas.

These have typical features of the Victorian era, with strong borders, uniform geometric shapes and bold central features.

 

 

 

 

 

Victorian Stained Glass Fulham 2  And in this next picture we have three restored Victorian stained glass lead lights that were re~fitted in a home in Fulham, also just before Christmas.

Again, this has identifiable features of the Victorian era with a double border that uses the traditional ruby red glass on the inner border.  The background has strong geometric shapes and traditional features of flowers and birds have been used.

 

 

 

Kensington Appartment

This next set of photos shows a project carried out before Christmas in an apartment in Kensington.  Four sets of windows were completed for this project to create an impressive finish over all.

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The subtle colour of the glass and the soft flowing lines makes each of these windows a feature in this apartment.  For more ideas like this please visit our stained glass portfolio.

That’s it for today but check back soon.  Visit our Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest pages for more updates – we’d love to hear from you, so if you have any pictures from the festive period you’d like to share with us please do – it’s almost time to take down those decorations!

From all of us at Coriander Stained Glass we hope you have had a lovely Christmas and wish you all a Happy New Year.

We will be back in the shop on the 3rd January 2013.

 

Thank you all for your continuing support throughout 2012!

Here at Coriander Stained Glass we’re pleased to say we’ve still been very busy and we’re only 4 weeks away from Christmas!  If you’re still stuck for christmas ideas a stained glass window, internal door panel or screen can make a wonderful gift for a loved one.  Head over to our stained glass portfolio page if you’re in need of some more inspiration.

Here’s a couple of projects we’ve been working on over the last week we’d like to share with you:

Stained Glass Diamond PanelThis is a simple diamond panel being constructed in our Wimbledon shop.

The glass and lead have been cut to size and are laid in piece by piece before the lead is soldered.

 

 

 

 

 

This next project is a stunning Art Nouveau style set of leaded lights we have made for the entrance of an apartment in Kensington.  It is made using modern glass and textures.

 

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Stained Glass Art Nouveau

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These leaded lights have features typical of the Art Nouveau style; the floral theme and flowing, swirling lines.

 

That’s it for now but check back next week for our latest news and updates!

You cand find us on Twitter, Facebook & Pinterest – we’d love to hear from you!

It’s been a busy week here at Coriander Stained Glass.  The Victorian Stained Glass pieces we wrote about earlier in the week have had the finishing touches added.

Our signwriters Brushstrokes have finished this toplight off by copying the original style for this road in Wimbledon, South London.

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Stained Glass Painter

We’ve also been working on another project involving more of the stunning hand painted glass gems.  Here you can see our glass painter is mixing paint to colour some of the clear, round multi~facetted gems.

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Stained Glass Gems

The gems having been coloured and kilned are ready to become part of a lead light for some sash windows in a Victorian house in Balham, South West London.

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The panel half way through construction

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Stained Glass Panel

A constructed panel using the coloured gems, to be finished this stained glass lead light just has to be cemented which is the sealing process and the lead polished black. This is one of a set of panels that we will be fitting next week.

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That’s it from us here at Coriander Stained Glass for today – check back soon for more of our latest projects and ideas.  For more inspiration on your own stained glass project for your home, head over to our stained glass portfolio.

To keep up to date you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and check out what we’ve been pinning on Pinterest.

 

 

We’ve been busy here at Coriander Stained Glass and as it’s friday we thought we’d share some more work with you before the weekend kicks in.

Geometric Stained Glass

This is a geometric stained glass light made for an internal screen in an apartment in the Earls Court area of London.

 

Stained glass can make a wonderful addition to your home and doesn’t just have to be on an external door or window.  Interior windows and doorways with stained glass panels can also create a stunning and interesting focal point for your home.

 

 

 

 

 

Stained Glass 1930's

 

 

This 1930s stained glass lead light front a front door in Clapham , South West London is beyond repair so we will make another panel,copying the design, glass colour and texture as closely as possible.

Check back soon for the finished piece!!

Next week will be sharing with some more recent work, including a Victorian lead light for an internal door, creating a great internal feature for any home.

We’ve also got some snaps of our team at work in our Esher shop – which is still currently closed for maintenence work.  If you would like to pay us a visit you can still find us in our Wimbledon shop.

If you want more ideas and inspiration for your own stained glass window, take a look at our Stained Glass Portfolio.

 

 

 

 

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