February update

Wow, I can’t believe it’s February already! Christmas came and went in a flash. Our main project over Christmas was a stained glass map showing the Mid Atlantic row. The map charts the progress of the rowing boat which started from the Canary Islands and finished in Barbados. The window was a present for the client’s husband who took part in the row and wanted something to commemorate the whole event. The top left-hand corner shows the flying fish that they saw when they reached Barbados and the names of the rowers are featured around the border along with all the relevant times and dates. The window was made with a mixture of streaky and flash glass with sandblasted and painted details.

Summer 2016 update

It’s been another busy summer with a variety of projects. There have been several highlights but here are three of our favourites. You may have already seen these featured on our Facebook page.

Firstly, are two panels which we made for a magician: one small door panel and one sidelight. We’ve worked for him before (see long window featured) so it was nice to continue on a similar theme. The idea was to have a quirky feel with the different suits of cards intermingled with cogs representing whirring thoughts and the passing of time.

The second section of photos shows an Arts & Crafts style window which we made for a lady in Chertsey featuring her two favourite flowers: the rose and the thistle. It was good to work on a round window in which you can get some lovely symmetrical effects and it worked well in her Victorian cottage.

Thirdly, is a panel we made for Eton End Girl’s School. We worked closely with the girls to produce a window based on their school emblem, the Lark. The aim was to have a light, airy feel whilst incorporating the school colours and a strong central motif.

I hope you enjoy the photos. We are currently working on some Art Deco panels and a traditional Victorian toplight complete with painted number. All possible features for future blogs! Matt Stirling door, blogMatt Stirling, bold blogMatt Stirling fitting blogMatt Stirling, illusionists blogGillham side view blogGillham fitting blogEton End School 2 blogEton End School 4 blog

Art Nouveau style panels

Another commission we completed back in December was this frontage consisting of two door panels and a sidelight for a house in Princes Risborough. We kept to a fairly traditional design for the door in an Art Nouveau style. For the sidelight we decided to go for a more free-flowing design that would tie in nicely with the door whilst also being a little different (something to add a personal touch).Sparrow 1 blog Sparrow 2 blog Sparrow 3 blog Sparrow blog

Kingfisher Panels

As things have quietened down slightly I just thought I’d take this opportunity to post some photos of a couple of projects we did around Christmas time. First was this river scene we did for a couple in Addlestone. They were very keen to incorporate a kingfisher into the design. We also added some river flowers to give an authentic look to the scene. The aim was to create colourful panels that would both complement the turn of the century house whilst also having a slightly contemporary feel.Jess kingfisher detail blogJess flower detail blogJess door 2 blogJess bookmark detail blog

Restoration of Our Lady of the Rosary Windows, Staines

It’s been a very busy few months with lots of projects on the go. Here are a few pictures of the Our Lady of the Rosary windows which we recently completed. Two of the panels were very badly bowed with several broken pieces, five of which required re-painting. We carefully matched all broken pieces of glass and re-leaded some areas so that the panels flattened nicely. All the panels were carefully cleaned and polished back to their former glory.Our Lady blog 1 Our Lady blog 2 Our Lady blog 3 Our Lady blog 4 Our Lady fitting blog

Busy summer

It’s been an extremely busy summer with various projects on the go. Our main project has been the repair and restoration of 18 sash windows for Brixton Congregational Church which dates from 1828. The windows were in a very bad state of repair – it has been a lengthy process but the end is now in sight!…pictures to follow. Whilst there have been ‘lulls’ in the work we have been able to finish a couple of our domestic commissions. Please see photos of an Art Nouveau style frontage for a house in St Margaret’s.

outside view

outside view

 

Art Nouveau influenced door

Art Nouveau influenced door

 

April News

Hi all. After a long build up we are finally pleased to announce the successful installation of our panel at The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, London. The panel depicts the coat of arms of the Nottingham campus and forms part of a large display of the various colleges and their respective crests. We are really pleased that it fits in nicely with all the existing panels.RCVS 5 blogRCVS Michael & Sue 2 blog

 

March News

Hello again. Here are some photos already featured on our Facebook page which I thought might be interesting. They show a house in Wimbledon with a before and after photo. It is amazing how stained glass can transform a front door! We kept the glass fairly pale with a few splashes of bright colour whilst keeping a Victorian feel.

Turner, hall view blog

January 2015

HI. We’ve been really busy with the build up to Christmas, always our busiest time! But it’s good to get back to a bit of normality. Just thought I’d share some photos I took recently of a job we did about a year ago. The couple were really pleased with the final result and it was nice to add some different birds to our repertoire!

Jay blogBirds in apple tree blogWoodpecker blog

More Photos November 2014

Hello all. Here are a couple more photos of the Leaping Salmon window that we installed at a house in London. We used a combination of streaky and other quite heavily textured glasses. This was in order to disguise an unsightly view next door. The client is a keen horsewoman and angler, the outer colours of the border represent her racing colours. We are pleased with the finished piece especially the natural but still vibrant colours.building salmon panel blogsalmon close up blog