Chartres, France They were designed as windows unto the heavens adorned with images of the afterlife and the myths and stories of the Christian faith. However medieval designers of stained glass windows did not realise they also had equipped their houses of worship with a high tech air filtering system. It seems that it’s not […]
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I used to have this history page on my website but thats so full of ‘stuff’ now that I had to move it. It’s back here with a few updates! Stained glass is unique in the world of art in that it is the only medium to fully exploit the relationship between glass and light. Light […]
Stained glass is the term usually used to describe highly elaborate painted church windows and domestic leaded glass is generally called leaded light. However now there are occasions when stained glass is used to great effect within a domestic setting. In 1840 the Gothic Revival was just beginning with renewed interest in all things Medieval. […]
The children’s Summer holiday is a fantastic time to have a good clear out of the workshop, done! Fewer distractions as so many people are away. So now I have more space, yippee. New book shelves are already groaning under the weight of my books on glass. I have to admit that I am a […]
It never ceases to amaze me how different 3 pieces of leaded glass can be! All made within inches of each other (well the workshop is certainly not palatial!) Friday 3rd September saw the first of my autumn stained glass courses followed by another on Saturday. I teach 3 student at a time on the […]
Now heres the question…. I am often asked glassy questions, most of which I can have a stab at and reply with a good informed answer. However occasionally I am asked a question, the question, the one I have been asked on many occasions over the last 20 years. “Why is some glass thicker at […]
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Sometimes I get lovely projects out on site. These days I don’t do much fixing ( fitting and taking out) of Stained Glass as I much prefer to leave that to Others while I make the stuff!
This week however I’m out on site cleaning both stained glass and plain glazed leaded lights.
The glass in the plain glazing is unusually more textured on the outside. Perhaps the windows were put in the wrong way round? For this reason the outside is also filthy. In the Sanctuary it’s going to have to stay that way as it’s 10m up and not accessible or visible. We’ve cleaned half the nave inside and out and we’re doing the taller ones in September when the new scaffolding goes up. The painted stained glass is all mouth blown shiny smooth glass and doesn’t need cleaning outside. The inside however was filthy, not now!
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Engraved and painted glass by a beginner made in an afternoon workshop. Weekend workshop coming up where students can make a complete stained glass panel. Two places left. £240 each which includes all materials and lunch. Studio close to Farncombe Station in Surrey. July 28-29. ... See MoreSee Less