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Two sidelights showing Frank Lloyd Wright inspired design of bright, colourful shapes for house in Staines-upon-Thames.

Where does the time go?

Another year has passed or is that two? We’ve had a hectic few months with many projects on the go. One of our most recent was these Frank Lloyd Wright inspired panels. These leaded lights were made in the traditional way and then encapsulated inside sealed units to match the client’s UPVC door. We tried to keep the colours and textures as authentic as possible. The pictures of this particular door have proved to be very popular on Instagram. I think the bright colours and contemporary feel of the glass are very appealing. The possibility of encapsulating stained glass windows inside sealed units has made them more versatile, so that stained glass can be used all around the home.

Art Nouveau inspired curvy shapes in shades of blue, teal and green for house in Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey.

Autumn Round Up 2018

Time flies!…The months have flown by again and it’s been another busy year. Social media has been eating up more of my time so unfortunately this Blog has been slightly neglected! We have had many varied projects. We finally finished our restoration work on St Peter’s & St Paul’s church this year and have had some nice design projects as well as many repairs. I think this year has been the year of the ‘on-site repair’ – thanks mainly to moody teenagers and stray footballs! Here are just a few highlights:

February update

Wow, I can’t believe it’s February already! Christmas came and went in a flash. Our main project over Christmas was a stained glass map showing the Mid Atlantic row. The map charts the progress of the rowing boat which started from the Canary Islands and finished in Barbados. The window was a present for the client’s husband who took part in the row and wanted something to commemorate the whole event. The top left-hand corner shows the flying fish that they saw when they reached Barbados and the names of the rowers are featured around the border along with all the relevant times and dates. The window was made with a mixture of streaky and flash glass with sandblasted and painted details.

Summer 2016 update

It’s been another busy summer with a variety of projects. There have been several highlights but here are three of our favourites. You may have already seen these featured on our Facebook page.

Firstly, are two panels which we made for a magician: one small door panel and one sidelight. We’ve worked for him before (see long window featured) so it was nice to continue on a similar theme. The idea was to have a quirky feel with the different suits of cards intermingled with cogs representing whirring thoughts and the passing of time.

The second section of photos shows an Arts & Crafts style window which we made for a lady in Chertsey featuring her two favourite flowers: the rose and the thistle. It was good to work on a round window in which you can get some lovely symmetrical effects and it worked well in her Victorian cottage.

Thirdly, is a panel we made for Eton End Girl’s School. We worked closely with the girls to produce a window based on their school emblem, the Lark. The aim was to have a light, airy feel whilst incorporating the school colours and a strong central motif.

I hope you enjoy the photos. We are currently working on some Art Deco panels and a traditional Victorian toplight complete with painted number. All possible features for future blogs! Matt Stirling door, blogMatt Stirling, bold blogMatt Stirling fitting blogMatt Stirling, illusionists blogGillham side view blogGillham fitting blogEton End School 2 blogEton End School 4 blog

Art Nouveau style panels

Another commission we completed back in December was this frontage consisting of two door panels and a sidelight for a house in Princes Risborough. We kept to a fairly traditional design for the door in an Art Nouveau style. For the sidelight we decided to go for a more free-flowing design that would tie in nicely with the door whilst also being a little different (something to add a personal touch).Sparrow 1 blog Sparrow 2 blog Sparrow 3 blog Sparrow blog

Kingfisher Panels

As things have quietened down slightly I just thought I’d take this opportunity to post some photos of a couple of projects we did around Christmas time. First was this river scene we did for a couple in Addlestone. They were very keen to incorporate a kingfisher into the design. We also added some river flowers to give an authentic look to the scene. The aim was to create colourful panels that would both complement the turn of the century house whilst also having a slightly contemporary feel.Jess kingfisher detail blogJess flower detail blogJess door 2 blogJess bookmark detail blog

Restoration of Our Lady of the Rosary Windows, Staines

It’s been a very busy few months with lots of projects on the go. Here are a few pictures of the Our Lady of the Rosary windows which we recently completed. Two of the panels were very badly bowed with several broken pieces, five of which required re-painting. We carefully matched all broken pieces of glass and re-leaded some areas so that the panels flattened nicely. All the panels were carefully cleaned and polished back to their former glory.Our Lady blog 1 Our Lady blog 2 Our Lady blog 3 Our Lady blog 4 Our Lady fitting blog