The art of stained glass has decorated historic locations such as churches, listed buildings and stately homes for centuries, displaying iconic art movements of time from Art Deco to Mackintosh. With so much history to these decorative glass panels, restoring these is us doing our part to help to keep this historic technique alive.
Starting with what we would consider as minor damage for stained glass is impact damage but when the damage only affects up to a few individual panels of glass. During these occasions, we are able to carry out the restoration work in-situ (on location) as a quicker and more cost effective solution to restoring the break. Able to manipulation the lead framework that secures the glass, we would remove the damaged panels, replacing them with fitted glass segments replicating that of the original.
For more severe examples of this such as damage to multiple panels or a large segment of the design, we would have removed the glass window from the location to continue restoration in our workshop. In these unstable circumstances, releading areas of the damaged glass is too risky to restore onsite. Although this greatly benefits the glasswork as we can then safely restore or recreate the affected area with replacement glass & lead, securing by soldering in place.
While the panel is in our workshop, we can finish the stained glass with extra protection like reinforced clear glass covers, weatherproof layers and anti-vandalism guards. To conserve the glass artwork especially in locations open to the public or exposed to the outdoors, these additional layers of protection can be the difference between minor and fatal damage.
A further specialised service we are able to offer from our ceramics background of expertise is glass painting. Able to recreate detailed painting on glass panels, we use a careful combination of grounded glass, metallic oxides, cadium and more as our glass paint. Applied in stages between heating treatments in the kiln to fuse the paint to the glass.
If you have further enquiries about our services, contact us on 01922 458 555 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.