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From all of us here at Coriander Stained Glass we hope you’ve been enjoying the warmer weather and like us, we’re sure you’re hoping it’s here to stay!

Today we’d like to share with you some of our latest Edwardian projects, with a little insight in to the era and its’ defining features.

This first project was for an Edwardian home in South London.  The stained glass has been hand made piece by piece in our workshop, copying the original design found in the area.

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Here you can see typical features of the period, such as the clear, textured glass in for the background and the flowing leaf design which is in a coloured, textured glass.  Getting the correct combination of textures is key for Edwardian Stained Glass and in this piece it ties the different areas of the design together beautifully.

This next Edwardian piece features a lovely bold focal point of the blue/lilac flowers, with the little hand painted gems adding a brighter pop of colour to the centre of the flowers.  Again, texture plays a key part in this piece, with the contrast between the textured clear background and the smoother texture of the flower petals.

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The next two pieces are more varied in colour.  The first is a move away from the more commonly used ruby red border to this wonderful sea blue, with the tulip-like flowers on both the central and outer panels.

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This second piece uses a fantastic combination of colour and detail, with the diamonds and gems creating a border around the floral focal point.

If you are thinking of a stained glass window for your own home we hope that we have given you some food for thought, as these are just a few examples of Edwardian Stained Glass, if you’d like to see more please take a look at our stained glass portfolio. 

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Check back later in the week when we’ll be sharing some of our Victorian Stained Glass pieces.

It’s the bank holiday weekend and from all of us here at Coriander Stained Glass we hope you are all having a wonderful time with family and friends.  The sun was a bit slow to come out yesterday but it turned out to be a beautiful day, so fingers crossed for the rest of the long weekend!

Some exciting news to share with you today – Coriander Stained Glass have been featured in this months 25 Beautiful Homes magazine.  Each month readers are introduced to stunning real homes to provide ideas and inspiration.

The windows featured in the magazine excerpt are from a home in St Margaret’s, Twickenham.  The picture on the left is of the stairway window, the stained glass really catches the light beautifully on the hand painted flowers and bees, it is really a sweet little piece.

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The photo on the right hand side of the magazine excerpt is of the Edwardian front entrance, 11 panes of glass in total complete this piece and the pastel shades really compliment the flowing central floral focal points.

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This shot of the entrance from outside shows off how wonderful the glass looks even at night.

We are thrilled to have been included in the magazine, if you are thinking about a stained glass window for your own home, the full article is full of tips and really great ideas.  You can also take a look at our stained glass portfolio which is bursting with great examples from the Victorian and Edwardian era, Art Deco and 1930’s era – or alternatively why not go for something completely different?  We can turn your photos, favourite pictures or sketches into a piece of stained glass for your home.

That’s it from us for today but we hope you are all enjoying the bank holiday weekend, check back in a few days for more of our latest projects.  You can also keep up to date with us on Facebook and Twitter, where we’ve been sharing some beautiful snaps from a recent trip to Belgium.

Today at Coriander Stained Glass as well as finishing off our latest projects we’ve also been putting up our Christmas decorations!!  Keep an eye out on Twitter and Facebook for our pictures – we’d love to see your decorations too so please do share them with us!

Back in October we shared with you some beautiful Victorian Geometric stained glass pieces we finished, using the stunning multi faceted gems hand painted by our own artist, Margaret.

Today we’d like to share with you this traditional piece of stained glass that we have re created for a home in Balham, copying the original design, glass colours and textures from the originals in a neighbouring house.

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This is one of two hallway sash windows, here our glazier has removed the sashes from their frame.

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At some point the stained glass was removed from this sash and it was glazed with an obscured glass called stippolyte

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Here the stippolyte has been removed, all the old putty hacked off and the sash is ready to be glazed with its new stained glass

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The stained glass is now in place and ready to be fitted

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Here one of the reglazed sashes with its new stained glass is in place

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The final sash is fitted…

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…carefully

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And finally it is in place.

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One of the traditionally painted stained glass central features that we have created for this piece

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The roundel makes a beautiful focal point for this window

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And here is the stunning finished piece

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If you’re thinking of a Victorian leaded light for your home, take a look at our stained glass portfolio for more ideas and inspiration.

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That’s it for today, but check back soon for more of our latest projects and photos of our christmas decorations!

 

 

Here at Coriander Stained Glass we’ve made the final touches to our Peter Pan window for the new Children’s Memorial Garden that will be unveiled soon at the South West Middlesex Crematorium.  The project at the crematorium is lead by head gardener, James New.

Check back soon for our third and final video which will show the installation of the window at South West Middlesex Crematorium as well as the opening ceremony of the Children’s Memorial Garden.

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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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At Coriander Stained Glass we carry out a wide variety of restoration work:

In this picture you can see we are working on a simple rectangle panel which has been stripped and is now waiting for rebuilding at our Wimbledon shop.

For ideas and inspiration on a wider variety of lead light themes take a look at our Other Stained Glass Designs gallery.

In this next picture we have an Edwardian panel from a home in Wimbledon Park being restored in our Wimbledon shop.

For more ideas and inspiration for Edwardian lead lights take a look at our Edwardian Stained Glass Gallery

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Here at Coriander Stained Glass we are very pleased to update you with our latest piece of work, for Hampton Court Palace.

This picture shows two diamond panels that we have stripped and rebuilt into new lead light structures using the old glass, which was probably two to three hundred years old.

New frames have been made by the joiners at Hampton Court, the picture was taken in their workshop at the Palace.

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Coriander Stained Glass are very excited to present you with the second instalment of our Peter Pan Stained Glass Window videos. In this second video of the series, you can see Margaret, our in house artist, putting together the final pieces of the window and adding the finishing touches.

The project at South West Middlesex Crematorium is lead by head gardener, James New.

Check back soon for our third and final video which will show the installation of the window at South West Middlesex Crematorium as well as the opening ceremony of the Children’s Memorial Garden.

 

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We have just completed work on a new stained glass window for the St Pancras Amateur Boxing Club.

The photograph was taken in our Wimbledon shop.

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