Often overlooked in the rush to choose colours but it can be just as interesting...
Friday, 29 October 2021
I recently completed this job for a glazing company. The brief was to make new fanlights to match the door panel and original panels elsewhere in the house. Also to restore an existing side panel and make the set 'work' as a whole. Using my contacts I was able to source the original background glass which is no longer made and had in stock good matches to the other glasses.
Tuesday, 26 October 2021
I have written about the beautiful panels of this area previously here Apollo Stained Glass: Space Age New Cross! One of the lovely aspects of matching the street style is the opportunity to change both the colours and painted centres making the panels both traditional and unique.
Bespoke artwork for the painted centres by Flora Jamieson.
It's always a pleasure to work on these houses in South East London. Much of the original stained glass exists along these streets and it's possible that all the houses had house names painted across the white scroll of the fanlight, though these were also left blank so that people could add the name of their choice. Originally just the central panels appear to have had stained glass but the hallways, which are very wide, look amazing and much larger when the door set is completed with sympathetic designs.
Original door set - on-site repairs completed.
Matching up glasses / colours for the new panels, using original stock of background glass.
Monday, 25 October 2021
It's always a pleasure to complete one of these panels in the Lee Green Conservation area. When the panels are installed the houses seem to say ''that's what I've been waiting for'! This panel keeps the asymmetrical character of an earlier street design.
Checking glasses / colours.
I recently completed a set of panels for COGIC Wood Street in Walthamstow, London. The idea behind the design is that 'life is a journey', we weave our way through and can be held in the net of love and support of a strong community. The wavy lines represent both the journey and the net. The side panels show the Church logo; strands of wheat held together in a sheaf, young and old, showing the welcoming side of the church with ministries across the generations. The central fanlight shows the holy dove, symbol of hope and promise and also a tribute to the hard work of the NHS in this difficult time.
Choosing / checking glasses for the ears of wheat.
Leading up shots.
Glasses used were a mix of handmade and machine made glasses.
Saturday, 10 July 2021
Charlton slopes in London SE7 have some of the most lovely stained glass door panels. Built in the Edwardian era many of them still have the original glasses intact. The panels below were made new but to the street design and building back in original Edwardian glasses from the area. It was great to be able to use these glasses as although the Muranese pattern is still made now and looks great it has slightly less embossment than the original pattern that really catches the light.