Entries by Amanda Winfield

Been away

This Blogging lark has got me mystified. Could this be the reason I am so terrible at keeping up with it? This is my first Blog in a year! Who is really interested? Unless I can write something of real merit with meaty long, high falootin words (not sure if High Falootin is spelt this […]

Life Saving Light?

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 […]

A Very Potted History of Stained Glass

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 […]

Repairing our little gems of Domestic Stained Glass

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. […]

Books, do we really need them?

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 […]