Good evening from us all here at Coriander Stained Glass. What better way to kick back and relax for the weekend with a bit of light reading! Today we’d like to share with you some of our latest projects, focusing on ways of incorporating florals into your stained glass.
This first project is of an internal piece of stained glass fitted in a home in Wimbledon village.
The art nouveau style of stained glass can be very soft and works particularly well for this internal door, with the focus being the flowing, floral shapes of leaves and the main flower.
Artists such as William Morris were a great influence on the Art Nouveau movement. Undulating, flowing lines, with a “whiplash” like movement are defining features of the stained glass of this era, and for this reason are particularly well suited to the natural lines of florals. Another great influence on this era was the Czech artist Mucha, who’s pictures of women often reflected the sinewy shapes found in stained glass.
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Each of these have elements that would translate beautifully into a piece of stained glass and have a heavy focus on florals.
These next few projects are Edwardian. Heavily influenced by the Art Nouveau era, Edwardian stained glass typically reflects nature, and features long flowing, turning over leaves as well as short, curvy leaves, with tulips or roses as flower examples.
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The piece on the right was a restoration job, and is a common design of this period, with personal touches being made in the choice of glass colour and texture.
Edwardian Stained Glass works well as residential pieces in much the same way Art Nouveau pieces do. It is quite soft in appearance, but because of the typically clear, textured background glass it can often have quite bold, striking floral focal points.
Well that’s it for today, we hope we have given you a few ideas for your own project, be sure to check our stained glass portfolio for more ideas and inspiration. You can also keep up to date with us on Facebook and Twitter.
This bank holiday weekend at Coriander Stained Glass we’re hoping to visit the William Morris Gallery.
The William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow, London has recently been refurbished and what better way to spend the August bank holiday weekend than browsing the nine galleries dedicated to William Morris.
In the first few galleries you can find out who William Morris was and how his career began, and then move on to the company he set up, Morris & Co.
Stained glass was one of Morris & Co’s specialities, and some examples of his work can be found on the gallery website.
We love the collection available on the website as the images provide real inspiration for lead light works. Even the tapestries and wallpapers can be starting points for new designs.
There are two exhibitions currently on display at the gallery as well as tea rooms and a shop to compliment your visit, where we’re hoping to pick up a book or two for inspiration.
We’re really looking forward to visiting the gallery – let us know via Facebook and Twitter if you’ve been or if you’re planning a visit!
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