The peace and tranquillity of the countryside on your front door.
Elegant quarry work - simple and stunning repeated across fanlights and upper bay windows.
Beautiful stairwell panels and detail below.
Conservatory lakeside scene.
Detail from above panels.
Section of front door panels - painted quarries.
Birds were a popular subject in the Victorian era, this one has been cut down from a circular shape, the yellow curves in the corners show the remains of a circle border -nothing wasted in a busy studio!
The Rolls Royce of domestic work, almost every piece painted and acid etching in the fruit to bring out lighter shades.
Life is a journey of exploration - a great Victorian theme!
Part of a beautiful set of 'seasons' panels - mentioned on an earlier blog
An Arts and Crafts panel -the lower line reads 'Let Glasgow Flourish'. Sadly if paint is under fired or the mix is not quite right then the paint becomes unstable and over time can wear away.
This thoughtful, slightly anxious looking man is Jude from The Ancestors of Christ series at Canterbury Cathedral. Like many cathedrals Canterbury have their own dedicated stained glass workshop that researches and restores their fragile medieval panels. As these panels are gradually restored they are placed on show for a short time until they are refitted next year. If you get the chance to visit the cathedral you can see up close the hands and thoughts of medieval workers as they helped to create one of the most impressive cathedrals. It's a rare and unique opportunity and from the 18th of May until 23rd August 2015 (with a short break in July) 40 Ancestors of Christ panels will be on show in the Chapter House. Not to be missed!