We where approached by a client from Cheddleton looking for a new stained glass window for their stone built house. The client wanted a a contemporary stained glass panel for their clover shaped stone mullion with a woodland theme. The window had previously been glazed with 4mm polycarbonate sheeting.
The sketching stage.
On this occasion we where given a wide brief and where able to let our imaginations run wild. The client approved Becky's design without making any changes except some colour shades. But don't worry about asking for any amendments, we are happy to redraw and tweak the design until your totally satisfied.
Colours are chosen and the glass is cut and sanded ready for painting.
The client called in to our workshop and chose from a selection of new and antique glass for the window. A full size layout is produced and Sam carefully cuts the individual sections to fit. Then the sections to be painted are sanded to protect Becky and her paint brushes from the sharp edges.
The glass is painted and kiln fired.
Becky paints the required sections and they are fired in the kiln. Outlines are done first and fired, then layers of paint are built up and fired each time until she is happy. Then Sam assembles the glass together using lead and solder, and then waterproofs the leaded light using specialist lead cement.
Completed stained glass is glazed.
After lots of cleaning a fitting date is set, and Martyn expertly fits the glass into the old stone frame. The template he did early on in the process ensures it fits neatly.
The client is over the moon with their new lovely stained glass.