• July 21, 2014

        Martin Travers All Saints Hove

        Martin Travers is one of the prolific stained glass painters of the 20th Century.  After a break in at All Saints, Hove we were honoured to have been part of the restoration of his windows after a break in at Christmas.

      • July 15, 2014

        St Nicholas Church Brighton

        We fitted the final piece of work which had been damaged due to a break in over Christmas.  A large painted section was damaged.  Not only did we paint the figure and inscription but had to meticulously piece the small shards of old Latin together to decipher the original shape.  Strangely this particular window hadn’t been archived photographically.

      • July 9, 2014

        Victorian multiple panel commission

        Here is a commission we are particularly proud of which has brought this beautiful multi panel front door and surround to life.  All of the original windows had been taken out and replaced with modern clear glass.  We worked closely with the client to create this design for the front door and surrounding panels.

      • July 8, 2014

        Loungers restaurant

        We recently remade and repaired the windows for the Loungers restaurant and bar in Western Road.  It was a privilege to work on the large art deco domes, which are worth a visit.

      • June 20, 2014

        Victorian panel restoration

        We remade this Victorian front door window and installed laminated safety glass for protection and heat loss reduction.  It’s always a real joy to see the original windows still there.

      • June 14, 2014

        Friends of St Nicholas Brighton

        We were asked by the Friends of St Nicholas association to restore windows which were in need of repair.  Of particular interest where a pair which dated back to before the Victorian period.  These commemorative windows appear to have been made using a variety of glass from previous windows.  We could tell this by the heavily pitted nature of the glass and cutting methods used.  It is likely that because of the cost to make certain types of glass such as flash glass, salvaged pieces would have been used.

      • June 12, 2014

        1930′s art deco stained glass ship

        Here are pictures of the before and after of a 1930′s art deco style ship we recently restored.  This particular piece is a little more elaborate than the ships we normally see.  This is a beautiful example of more modern leading techniques and also shows how a seemingly small painted piece can make such a difference.

      • June 2, 2014

        Edwardian restoration

        Here are a set of windows we recently restored.

      • May 21, 2014

        Sun rays stained glass

        Here is a piece one of our students made during the evening class.  We installed it for her and are very happy with the results.

      • April 6, 2014

        Early Victorian commission

        We have worked closely with a client to produce this set of windows based on a Regency colour theme.  They have been designed to be complementary to the rooms interior and also allow the maximum amount of light to pass through the interior.

      • March 17, 2014

        St Bartholomew’s Chapel Rochester repair

        We were recently called out to restore this lower damaged section of a lancet window.  We repainted it using matching antique glass and vitreous paints  

      • March 12, 2014

        Art Nouveau capital letter A

        Here is a rather splendid French Art Nouveau piece we recently restored.

      • March 1, 2014

        Art Nouveau landing lights

        Some ornate Art Nouveau leaded lights we recently remade in Brighton.  

      • February 25, 2014

        Victorian style front door

        Here we created a newly made window in keeping with the early Victorian property in Hove.   We provided drawings for the councils conservation department to help along the planning application.  

      • February 15, 2014

        Art Deco entrance

        Here is an entrance area of which we remade all the leaded windows.  We also created two new windows to go above both inner doors in keeping with the 1930′s aesthetic.  

      • January 23, 2014

        Turn of the century front door

        A front door we recently remade completely.  We installed laminated glass over the leaded window for safety and better thermal values.

      • January 17, 2014

        Lesson images

        Some images from January and February lessons. Fantastic stuff!

      • December 27, 2013

        St Nicholas restoration II

        Along with some other windows at St Nicholas Church, Brighton this one was damaged over the summer.  We have taken it apart and re painted the damaged pieces before installing it.  The wondows line the rafters of the Naive which are known as the clerestory.

      • Victorian painted bird

        Here is a panel with central painted bird motif we recently restored.  The diamond shaped central piece was smashed and along with remaking the window using new leads, we painted a new bird centrepiece.

      • St Nicholas Restoration I

        Here is the finished restoration of the North Aisle Kempe window “the Agony,women mourning”  to Anne Sophie Barrat 1879.  A large section was badly damaged due to a break in.  We took the window out, repainted and restored the window before re-installing it carefully.

      • Front door panels

        Here is some work we recently repaired in Brighton.

      • December 21, 2013

        Numbered front door

        Here are three panels we recently made as a new commission.  We worked with the client closely on colour scheme and design.  We also used vitreous glass paints for the number.

      • December 18, 2013

        Theatre Royal upstairs bar Brighton

        Here are a set of windows we remade for the Theatre Royal, Brighton.  We installed them on the opening night of their latest production and were treated to a cast warm up while the installation was taking place.  Incongruous to our usual installing environment.

      • December 17, 2013

        Edwardian commission

        Here is an Edwardian style commission we recently made.  We worked with the client to create a design in keeping with the neighbouring flats decor.

      • December 12, 2013

        London commission

        Here is a picture of a recent commission for a client in Hampstead.  We based this piece upon work already at the property however adapted it for new dimensions and modern glass.

      • December 10, 2013

        Art deco central sunrise

        We particularly like this central sunrise featured within this Art Deco panel we recently remade.

      • November 4, 2013

        Victorian style front door and inner door commission

        Here are some pictures of a new commission we recently added to a property in Hove.  We have adapted a central design given to us by the client, each window varying slightly upon the same theme.  We have chosen clear textured glass and subtle tints for the inner door to maximise the light being let through.  

      • November 3, 2013

        1930′s Brighton

        Here is a picture of a window we recently remade and  installed.  A nice collection of noticeably rich greens really stood out to us.4

      • October 21, 2013

        insitu restoration

        Here is a quick picture of an insitu restoration we recently worked on.

      • October 5, 2013

        Flashed glass roundel and painted restoration

        We were  asked by a managing agent in Hove to restore these two grand windows.  The central roundel required a particularly specialist technique of acid etching the flashed glass before painting and then staining the piece.  We are very happy with the results.

      • September 15, 2013

        Contemporary commission

        Here is a piece of work we created with a  client to brighten up their hallway.  There is only a small range of glass which is available coloured that complies with safety standards.  So for this work to increase the available pallet , we used glass stained glass window glass and then laminated it.  One side was then sandblasted to make the glass obscure.  We are very happy with the results.

      • September 12, 2013

        Victorian painted commission

        Here is a set of pictures from a new painted commission we created to be situated in a property in London.  We worked with the architects and client to recreate the painted Victorian windows which would have originally been at the property.  Westgate joinery installed the windows with a layer of safety glass over the front for security and to reduce any heat loss.

      • September 7, 2013

        Victorian painted Vase

        Here is some repair work we carried out for a letting agency in Brighton.  The lower section of these two panels was damaged and we repainted and then installed them.

      • September 1, 2013

        Victorian bird roundel

        Here is a picture of a classic Victorian stained glass window complete with bird roundel.  We restored this piece to its original state as it had become damaged over the years.

      • August 15, 2013

        Dorset pub acid etched windows

        We finally put the Dorset pub back to rights by using traditional techniques to acid etch the original design back onto the previously smashed front door.  We also acid etched and installed another window to complete the set.

      • August 14, 2013

        Geometric front door

        There was something rather pleasing about this calming green glow

      • August 11, 2013

        St Mary Magdalene, Whatlington

        A couple of pictures showing the new commemorative window in Whatlington.

      • August 9, 2013

        Triple glazed 1930′s window

        We recently made this triple glazed window which was installed into a new house extension.  We also remade and repaired the front door leaded light.

      • August 3, 2013

        Victorian inner door

        We recently remade and installed the Victorian inner door.  Over the course of time the central roundel had been removed but the whole window still brings a bright welcome to any visitor

      • July 29, 2013

        Telscombe manor

        We are privileged to have been working on the very old stained glass windows at Telscombe Manor.  The previous owner was a very eccentric collector and managed to source these medieval pieces dating from 1564 to the late 1800′s.

      • July 28, 2013

        Edwardian commission

        We have been working with a client to produce this Edwardian commission based on the classic design of the side window.  Both windows would have originally complimented each other.  Based upon the side window, the neighbours windows and classic Edwardian design we created and installed the large window situated in the inner door.

      • July 26, 2013

        Art Deco front porch

        We were working  on this very fine and well kept stained glass outer porch and inner door.  These windows dating back to the 1930′s are a very fine example of an elaborate entrance area of the period.

      • July 18, 2013

        Ornate Front door

        Here is a very bright and cheerful front door we have been working on in situ.

      • July 9, 2013

        Victorian Geometric design

        Here is an example of a classic Victorian geometric pattern we have been working on.

      • July 1, 2013

        Modern Victorian

        Here is an example of some modern Victorian style windows we have taken out, re-leaded and then installed with laminated safety glass.

      • June 16, 2013

        Classic Art Deco design

        We recently restored a classic Art Deco window situated in Hove.  The window situated in the front door was been damaged and had to be taken out, remade and re-installed

      • June 14, 2013

        Matisse tree of life

        We have recently made and installed a window which was based on works by Henri Matisse.  The window has been installed in a frame previously occupied by a very old sash window.  We installed the new leaded light with laminated safety glass on the outside for extra security and warmth.  The house is situated in the bright and colourful Hanover district of Brighton and compliments the lively feel.

      • June 12, 2013

        Art Deco design

        Here is an example of a window we remade and installed with laminated safety glass in front of it.  This doesn’t really change the aesthetic of the piece but adds security and heat retention to the front door.

      • June 3, 2013

        All Saints Hove

        All Saints, Hove is a fantastic Church for stained glass and also exhibits a dramatic interiour.  We are currently restoring some windows high up in one of the towers which has allowed us to gain access to views not normally seen by the public.

      • June 2, 2013

        1930′s Ships

        We have recently remade one of these three ships for a client in Goring by Sea.  A very nice site to greet you from all directions in the reception area.

      • May 30, 2013

        1930′s repair and new commission

        We were asked to recently remake a painted window to be put into a front door and then design and make the side panels to match.  We are very happy with the results.

      • May 28, 2013

        Queens park work

        Here are a couple of windows we have been working on situated in a property in Queens Park, Brighton.

      • May 19, 2013

        Middle Street Synagogue Brighton Festival Fringe

        As part of the Brighton Festival Fringe, the Middle Street Synagogue is open to the public on Sundays from 2pm – 4.30pm.  This is a fantastic opportunity to see inside the aureate building.  It also provided a long awaited opportunity for me to speak with the guide about the windows history.

        For information about the event please click here

      • May 11, 2013

        Ornate turn of the century front door I

        Here is a picture of a front door we recently repaired insitu. This is a very fine example of an ornate window which embodies classic turn of the century features.

      • Ornate turn of the century front door II

        This is another very fine example of a classic Edwardian design, situated at a property we have been working at.

      • May 8, 2013

        Victorian front door

        Here is a very bright Victorian style front door we have recently remade

      • May 5, 2013

        Brighton Festival Open house

        We are very pleased to be exhibiting as part of the world famous Brighton Festival.

        We are showcasing some traditional leaded lights but also contemporary fused and painted works.

        You can find us on the Fiveways trail, with more details here.

      • Collaboration for the Brighton Festival

        As part of the Brighton Festival, we are very happy to be exhibiting some work specially commissioned for the show.  We have been working closely with Tom Hubmann, a very tallented illustrator based in South West England to make four pieces, based around the theme of wellbeing.

        Inspired by nature, nostalgia and the wonderment of everyday life, Tom creates work that makes people both smile and think.  This collaboration combines many processes.  Glass fusing, kiln fired painting, lead work and cheerful imagery.

        Tom Hubmann is a freelance illustrator living and working in Southwest England. He balances commissions for clients with personal projects, printmaking, writing, surfing, fishing, baking and exploring.

        Often driven by some kind of message or narrative within, he engages the imagination in a playful manner using formats that best support the message of each individual project. Tom has produced work for many international clients such as charity ‘Friends of the Earth’ and magazine ‘Design Week’

        If you would like to contact Tom or see more of his work, please visit

        www.tomhubmann.com.

      • April 11, 2013

        Victorian roundel repair

        Here is a Victorian front door we recently remade.  There were a number of breaks including the painted roundel, which we replicated from the broken original.

      • April 9, 2013

        Victorian repair

        Here is a Victorian leaded light we recently remade for Sussex Building Services

      • March 16, 2013

        St Bartholomew’s Chapel Rochester

        Over the last few months we have been working in Rochester at the St Bartholomew’s Chapel.  This building, rich in history and significant to the City of Rochester had fallen into a state of disrepair.  The Chapel was recently bought and is being restored to its former glory.  We were very happy to be asked to work on the windows, some of which have particular importance.  The chapel exhibits windows made by Heaton, Butler and Bayne, Sir George Gilbert Scott, and also some expected Charles Kempe, and Bell & Beckham,.  Here is a small collection of the windows we have been working on.

      • St Bartholomew’s Chapel Rochester windows

        Here are some of the other windows to be found in the Chapel such as those by Heaton, Butler and Bayne, Sir George Gilbert Scott and also some expected Charles Kempe and Bell & Beckham.

      • March 15, 2013

        The Phoenix Theatre, Charring Cross Road

        We were brought in to the Phoenix Theatre, London to replace the 2mm glass in the doors leading to the stalls.  We have used a modern version of the original ruby red glass and then laminated it to create a finish which is in keeping with the original but also 6.4mm thick (safety glass).   It’s incredible that the majority of the glass hadn’t been broken, particularly with the amount of ware it must have had over the eighty years.  The building was originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, Bertie Crewe and Cecil Massey.

      • March 10, 2013

        Saturday course in March

        We just finished a great Saturday course over the weekend.  Some really fine colour choices and alterations to the designs by the students.  Also a couple of new Art Deco inspired images have been added to the collection.  A really good day!

      • March 8, 2013

        Open House May 2013

        We will be exhibiting as part of the Fiveways trail this May during the Brighton Festival.  Here is a little peak at one of the pieces we will be showing.

      • February 7, 2013

        Original Victorian Roundel restoration

        These pictures are of a very nice pair of original Victorian windows we recently restored.

      • February 6, 2013

        St Mary Magdalene Church

        Our final job at the church in Whatlington is now complete. I look forward to going back and visiting once all the other internal restoration has been finished.

      • February 5, 2013

        Muranese glass

        You may be familiar with Muranese glass. It’s a classic late Victorian to Edwardian textured pattern. Building regs don’t allow it to be installed without being laminated these days, which we did for this front door.

      • February 4, 2013

        Original repair

        This is just a simple insitu repair we went out to do. The whole door and side panels were entirely original. We managed to find a very close match to this glass to keep it looking sharp.

      • Brunswick Square stained glass

      • February 3, 2013

        St Mary Magdalene bell ringers

        It’s quite often that engravings and little hidden notes to future generations are left. We found this note from the ‘St Mary Magdalene bell ringers 1862′ stating that the Church reopened on this date. There are also the names of the bell ringers. A little slice of this normally forgotten history really makes your day.

      • February 1, 2013

        Brighton restoration

      • January 21, 2013

        Victorian restoration

        Some work in progress in the workshop.

      • January 12, 2013

        Art Deco Sun Stained Glass

        Here is a commission in an Art Deco style we installed just before Christmas.  We were asked to come up with a sunburst design which also incorporated the upper panel and house number.

      • January 10, 2013

        Lavenham, Suffolk

        I was fortunate enough to spend last weekend in a 13th Century farm house which had been restored through the Landmark Trust.  The 700 year old main hall was spectacular, as well as the 15th and 16th Century additions. The whole area is full of old English history. We visited the town of Lavenham, Suffolk for more historical interest and discovered streets full of preserved buildings from the medieval period. The grand church situated in Lavenham depicts an image of the towns affluent past, however the majority of the medieval Stained Glass had been taken out by the over zealous Victorians.  All that is left is the remnants of the old windows above the diamonds.  However, I did have a particular liking for the  painted birds in a graphic style.

      • January 8, 2013

        1930′s main hall

        Here are a selection of windows we repaired insitu.

      • December 12, 2012

        Architectural Salvage remake

        This window is the combination of two panels collected at Architectural salvage.  We kept the border and floral pastern while creating a new central design with much of the original glass.

      • December 9, 2012

        Craftaganza Christmas Market

        Thanks to everyone who turned up to the Christmas Market over the weekend.  It was our first ever market of this type and all things went very well.  We completely sold out of all bright bunting and were left with only a couple of the pastel left.

        We have also already had positive responses about the courses, so if you are keen get in contact with us to secure a place.

      • December 7, 2012

        St Mary Magdalene Watlington restoration

        Here is the completed restoration of St Mary Magdalene Watlington, near Battle.  This church has a history found in archaeological digs going back to B.C, where it would have been a significant religious structure of past religions.  With the help from our expert painter Leslie Huitson we have remade the central lancet window and repainted the smashed pieces.  Also regular as well as painted repairs have been made to the other windows.

      • November 30, 2012

        Victorian Sussex emblem

        Some of the windows in the whole porch area and the stairways have withstood the tests of time for over 100 years without being remade, but now needed to be.  We remade both front door and inner porch windows as well as the two very ornate windows on the stairs.  The stairway windows both exhibiting the Sussex coat of arms.

      • November 23, 2012

        Large 1930′s door/window

      • November 21, 2012

        Dove

        Here, we have created an entirely new design to go into two porch doors.  We worked very closely with our expert painter and restorer Leslie Huitson to create the beautiful central ‘dove’ panels.

      • November 7, 2012

        Victorian Stained Glass

        Here is a selection of windows and glass we have recently installed. As well as remaking the full windows, we also installed glass to match a traditionally Victorian front door.

      • October 24, 2012

        St Mary Magdalene Church Whatlington

        Here are a set of images from the St Mary Magdalene Church situated in Whatlington, near Battle and Hastings. The church suffered fire damage and is currently being restored.  During the restoration the floor was taken up and revealed aritfacts dating back to B.C.

      • Evening class

        Here is a picture showing some of the students who are taking part in the evening class with their finished first pieces.  They all look fantastic!

      • St Peter’s Church Firle

        As we have been working around Battle, Hastings and Royal Tunbridge Wells there was the chance of revisiting a Church in Firle.

        St Peter’s Church in Firle contains, amongst many other things, a large stained glass window by John Piper depicting Blake’s Tree of Life.  Also on show are some 13th Century stained glass windows.

      • October 21, 2012

        1930′s Stained glass

        Here is a 1930′s front door we recently remade and installed. There’s something really pleasing about the bold simple shapes and their striking colour.

      • October 19, 2012

        Art nouveau commission

        Here are four panels we have just installed.  These were a commission based around a fondness for Art Nouveau combined with images from the clients garden.  These sit very nicely either side of the fireplace.

      • October 11, 2012

        Diamond

        One window from a set of very bright diamonds we have recently made.

      • October 8, 2012

        One day course

        Some more very happy students showing off their days work!

      • September 20, 2012

        Swallow

        This was a small commission we made to fit into a French barn.

      • September 9, 2012

        Saturday Lesson

        Here are some pictures from the stained glass lesson we held in Brighton on Saturday.  I was particularly impressed by eveyones colour selection and attention to detail.  Particularly with the lead work.  Thanks for coming, we had a fantastic day teaching!

      • September 7, 2012

        Edwardian inner door

        Here is a rather spooky photo of a very nice Edwardian door we just installed.

      • September 1, 2012

        Multi panel front door

        Here is a multi panelled front door we recently installed.  The bright glass really finishes off this hefty Victorian front door.

      • August 28, 2012

        Art Nouveau Art Deco

        Here is a picture of a piece we recently remade for an internal door.  It’s difficult to pinpoint its exact origin and style but is a great Art Nouveau and Art Deco mixture.

      • August 27, 2012

        Lions head

        Here is an image of a small piece we remade recently.  I always like how people see different things in images.  Before I saw it, the client described the piece as a lions head.

      • August 21, 2012

        Frank Lloyd Wright Stained Glass

        It was a great pleasure to have Frank Lloyd Wright as the brief for this creation.  We based our unique design on the classic chevron concept.  We also used antique and mouthblown glass to give beautiful depth to the window whichever direction the light hits it.  In addition we installed a clear sheet of laminated glass in front of the window for security and also to ensure that the window won’t bow over time.

      • August 14, 2012

        Number 3

        Here is a piece we recently made to go above a front door.

      • July 24, 2012

        St Patrick’s, Hove

        We have been working on the grand West window at St Patrick’s, Hove.  The windows originally were made by Clayton and Bell.  One of the main Stained Glass firms employed by the Church during the mid to late 1800′s.

      • July 20, 2012

        Art Deco II

        A classic Art Deco design.

      • Art Deco I

        A classic Art Deco design.

      • July 19, 2012

        Victorian front and inner door

        We repaired the front door panels at the property as well as producing a new set of windows for the inner door.  The new windows are simple and act as frames for the brightly coloured original Victorian glass which can be seen through them.

      • July 14, 2012

        Triple glazed with DJ Carpentry solutions

        We have produced three new 1930′s style stained glass windows encapsulated between two sheets of toughened glass.  This creates a triple glazed unit which can be installed into any ordinary double glazed frame.  We worked closely with DJ Carpentry Solutions during the installation.

      • July 6, 2012

        Light above front door

        Here is a leaded light we were commissioned to make above a front door.

      • July 1, 2012

        Classic Victorian geometric

        Here is a classic geometric design we installed into a high up window overlooking the various landings and stairway

      • June 24, 2012

        Victorian front porch

        We worked on some insitues at this property.  What a fantastic front entrance.

      • June 14, 2012

        Edwardian door

        Here is an example of a Edwardian design.  We remade the leaded light, which hadn’t been restored for over 100 years.  It was complete with sturdy tie bars, which have been essential keeping this window intact in a door for so long.

      • June 12, 2012

        Aztec

        Here is a window we recently made, based on a clients Native American design. It really adds a great touch to the jazzy style of the decor.

      • May 15, 2012

        Victorian Sash windows

        This is the third trip we have made to various houses along a particular short road in Kemp Town.  They all have the same striking windows overlooking the rear gardens.  Here is a sash window we took out and repaired as it was badly bowed.

      • May 10, 2012

        copperfoil remake

        Here are a couple of panels we recently repaired. They had some breaks and were copperfoiled. We took them apart and leaded them for extra strength as they were in a door originally without support.

      • May 4, 2012

        Brighton Festival Open House

        We are exhibiting four large stained glass pieces and our exciting bunting for the Open Houses, part of the Brighton Festival.

        Pop along to Betty and Friends, 20a Springfield Road. We are part of the Beyond the Level trail.  Here are a couple of shots I took at the private view.

      • April 23, 2012

        Swan

        We are exhibiting a four large pieces at an open house during the Brighton Festival. Here is a sneak preview of one of the pieces.

      • April 14, 2012

        Red Kite

        We are exhibiting four large pieces at an open house during the Brighton Festival. Here is a sneak preview of one of the pieces.

      • April 10, 2012

        Sea View

        Here is a commission from the archives I just stumbled across.  We completed the work about three years ago.  This rather large piece, which measured around a meter and a half across was fitted as a triple glazed unit above the kitchen sink unit.  It obscured a brick wall only a couple of meters behind.  A much more pleasant view.

      • April 5, 2012

        Front door repair

        The finished work of a front door we repaired recently.

      • March 30, 2012

        Bird roundel

        We have been very busy lately so I haven’t had much time to update the news.  But here’s a little something just painted for a Victorian commission.

      • March 10, 2012

        Bespoke copperfoil jewelry cabinet

        We were very happy to make this bespoke copper foil cabinet for jewelry maker Cara Tonkin.  She is a very talented Brighton based artist who sells all over the world.  You can see her creations locally at Baroque in Brighton and Brass Monkeys in Hove.

      • March 7, 2012

        There are quite a few buildings in Brighton and Hove that have this design on the relevant flats doors. I always enjoy seeing how the lead lines are used within the central shape to attach the number. It’s a real art to place the necessary lead lines but at the same time not to detract from the main feature which is the number.

      • March 4, 2012

        Victorian floral

        An example of a simple but charming Victorian floral window we have been working on.  

      • February 24, 2012

        Art Deco horns

        Here is a collection of Art Deco horns we have been working on.  The commission brief was to copy the originals as best as possible while fitting the new pieces all into different sized frames.  The client also chose the new colour schemes, wanting the central shape to show off each of the three main colours.

      • February 20, 2012

        Early Victorian

        Here is a pic of a front door we restored recently. The lead had become damaged over time and the whole window needed re making. Unfortunately I only had the camera on my phone with me when installing, but I hope you can still get a feel for this early Victorian window.

      • February 8, 2012

        classic Victorian leaded light window

        Here is a very nice Victorian style window we just installed.  It’s sometimes best to go with the period and decor of the house and match what would have been there over a hundred years ago.  This works perfectly and like the client said “looks like it’s always been there”, which is exactly what we want to hear.

      • St Johns Church Hove, finished work

        The scaffolding has come down and I had my first look at the finished west window at St Johns Church, Hove.  We had been working on the restoration project for many months last year and the results are impressive.   It’s rare that one is able to get so close to such a grand series of windows.  This is allowed by the stairs offering numerous viewpoints at its various landings.  A very overwhelming experience and well worth a visit!

      • February 6, 2012

        Hove repair

        We were asked to remake some of the windows due to a large amount of damage having occurred.  What a fantastic collection forming this illuminating hallway.

      • January 31, 2012

        The Old Ship Hotel, Brighton

        A collection of pictures of some work we have been doing at the Old Ship Hotel, Brighton. It’s always a pleasure to contribute to such fantastic heritage.

      • January 20, 2012

        French Church Conversion

        I was called back to a property where we had installed the leaded lights a few years ago during a lengthy conversion project.  I just needed to repair a couple of squares which had recently been cracked.  It was great to see how the interior had evolved and an opportunity to take some pictures of the windows in context with the rather special decor.

      • January 12, 2012

        Ship hotel Brighton

        Some really nice painted pieces here from a restoration we are doing at the Old Ship Hotel along the seafront.  Good to see some original Brighton dolphin emblems amongst other things.

      • January 5, 2012

        Birthday name in lights

      • December 27, 2011

        Red kite stained glass hanging

        We were asked to make a stained glass hanging for a Christmas present.  Fortunately its subject was of my favourite type, Ornithology.  Luckily I had a good range of material to work from when designing this piece.

      • December 23, 2011

        Deco entrance

        We just completed making some panels to accompany an existing set in the front entrance for a property in Brighton.  We used modern glass to match the old style with great success. As well as this, we remade the badly bowed piece in the front door and also added a large window to the inner door to frame the entrance when looked through form inside.

      • December 16, 2011

        Rennie Mackintosh

        The Rennie Mackintosh style panels fitted.

      • Classic door design

        Something we have just made and installed.  Really works, giving the front door a Classic look.

      • December 12, 2011

        Fire damaged church

        We have been working with some associates on another fire damaged church in Brighton.  Although the windows are just clear, they are huge and the gold ornaments definitely make up for the leaded lights lack of colour.

      • December 11, 2011

        Victorian remake/restoration

        Here is a leaded light we have remade using all the original glass.  It just needed new leads and tie bars as the window had become badly bowed over time.

      • December 7, 2011

        Rennie Mackintosh

        Some work in progress of 6 panels we are making using the unique Rennie Mackintosh style.  They will be fitted into cupboard doors.

      • December 2, 2011

        Tracery complete

      • November 17, 2011

        Fitting the tracery at St Johns Church, Hove

        Here are a couple of images of us fitting the Tracery windows in St Johns Church, Hove.  We have had a request from someone who wanted to know how we were getting on, so here you are Ms Coles.

      • November 11, 2011

        Brighton stained glass montage

        We have been on site installing some huge windows over the last few weeks.  Here are the finished panels of the Brighton montage scene we have been working on recently.

      • October 27, 2011

        Marwood cafe, Brighton

        We have just installed four lovely pieces for the Marwood Cafe, Brighton.  Richard, the owner managed to salvage some 1930′s french concertina doors from an old cinema.  They partition the upstairs sitting area.  Why not have  a look for yourself over a fantastic cup of coffee!

      • October 22, 2011

        Painted Brighton scene

        Here is a sneak preview of a painted Brighton scene we are working on at the moment.

      • October 16, 2011

        Galleon

        Here’s a commission hot off the work bench.  I was really taken by a Galleon that came into the studio a while back and fortunately I have been able to adapt the original image to create a new commission.

      • October 10, 2011

        Tracery

        I realised I haven’t put up any pictures of the finished tracery windows we have been working on over the last few months.  We will be fitting them quite soon but for the time being here are a couple of them.

      • October 7, 2011

        Sea view

        A recent commission we installed into a front door in Rottingdean.  We depicted the view seen when traveling along that stretch of beautiful coastline.  We also incorporated a leading technique to create extra movement withing the waves and clouds.  This is where the heart of the lead at its tip is carefully cut, therefore allowing the lead line to continue.

      • October 3, 2011

        Art deco

        There are a huge array of Art Deco pieces in the Brighton and Hove area ranging from simple designs which use clear glass, focusing upon the subtle lead lines.  Or something like this more complex and colourful window we re-made and installed.

      • September 20, 2011

        Classic Victorian stained glass pattern

        A few pieces we have just installed.  These are two examples of classic Victorian stained glass patterns.

      • September 14, 2011

        Abstract

        Here is an abstract piece we have just installed in Eastbourne.  The clients had a very strong idea of what they wanted and we really enjoyed making it for them.  It’s always a pleasure to work closely with someone to create a piece that when installed is essentially their own and becomes part of the home straight away.  We also fitted with a storm glaze, so the front of the house had the security of 6.4mm laminated glass in front of the leaded light.

      • August 31, 2011

        Lewes birds

        A picture of a fantastic set of birds we repaired, originally made in the 1930′s.  The house itself was just off Lewes highstreet and over 300 years old.  Although a modern addition, the stained glass design really fitted in with this period house.

      • August 25, 2011

        Victorian re-make

        Something we re-made recently after the weather had got the better of the leads.

      • August 14, 2011

        Signs of the Zodiac

        I have recently repaired a couple of windows at a printing studio in central Brighton.  I thought I should share the images.

      • July 29, 2011

        1930′s lead work

        Here are a couple of windows which are passing through at the moment.  Made in the 1930′s, they exhibit some fantastic leadwork where the heart of the lead is cut out.  The lead is then shaped and used to add extra dimension to the window.  You can see it particularly on the waves underneath the ship!

      • July 21, 2011

        More tracery

        Here are a couple more pictures of the Tracery process.

      • July 11, 2011

        Tracery process

        Just a couple of pictures of the process of remaking the Tracery windows at St John’s Church, Brighton. Very fiddly!

      • July 8, 2011

        Baoli Glass in England for windows and fusing

        Below are pictures of the Baoli we stock already fused.  Glass fusing has become incredibly popular in the last few years.  The Baoli fuses at COE 90 so is compatible with Bullseye and Artista.  Please get in contact if you would like a catalogue price list, would like to ask any questions or arrange a visit.

      • July 7, 2011

        Victorian side panels

        Here is a pair of lovely Victorian side panels we have recently made and installed. I wish all the different colours had come out better in the photograph. The combination of six different antique cathedral colours and the roundels looked fantastic!

      • Baoli glass in the UK for windows and fusing

        We are now stocking Baoli glass in the UK for windows and fusing.  As far as we are aware, we are the only stockist of this versatile glass outside of mainland Europe. Baoli fuses at COE 90. This means it will work perfectly with Artista and Bullseye so you can mix and match.  The advantages of Baoli are that the range of colours is HUGE and it is also cheaper than other fusing glass such as Spectrum 96, Bullseye and Artista.  Please get in contact if you would like a catalogue price list, would like to ask any questions or arrange a visit.

        The pictures are of the glass in the rack and also of it already fused.

      • July 5, 2011

        Restoration rubbings and templates

        When restoring Church windows that are extremely precious, the process is lengthy and there is need for meticulous patience.  Here is the first step of producing accurate rubbings and a template to work from.

      • June 30, 2011

        Dimension change

        We are often asked to change the size of windows and to remake them, repairing any broken pieces or cracks and sometimes adding or taking away particular features.  Here is a good example of a piece we have just finished. The pictures showing the before and after.

      • June 18, 2011

        Before and After

        Some before and after shots of a really nice stained glass window set we have just installed.  Good job the weather held.  Wouldn’t like to be up the ladder during one of the ferocious rain storms we seem to be having a lot of recently

      • June 10, 2011

        St Johns Church update

        We have been on site all week working away at St Johns Church in Hove, next to Palmeira Square. The stonemasons from Universal Stone have been doing a great job alongside us too. The complicated tracery windows have now all been removed and taken back to the workshop. We are currently carefully chipping away at the stonework alongside the five main leaded lights which are each split into five sections. Not all of the window has a break border around it and extra care is being taken over the many large painted sections directly leaded into the stonework.

      • May 31, 2011

        St Bartholomews Church Brighton

        This is an incredible view not many people get to see of St Bartholomews Church Brighton , which I think is worth sharing.  To get to this hight, there is an incredibly narrow spiral staircase leading on from a hidden door on the ground floor.  The view is definitely worth the long climb. What is incredible though is that this is still only half way to the top.

      • May 25, 2011

        Sash window and 1930′s front door

        Here are a couple of bits and pieces we have finished while still working at St Johns church.  The first is a front door restoration.  There is something always quite calming when arriving at a door consisting of clear textured glass combined with small simple shaped coloured pieces.  Also being showered with biscuits and tea has a similar effect too.  Thank you for that!

        The second is a set of sash window leaded lights we installed.  We had to take the whole frames out due to there being bars on the outside.  Just remember to keep hold of the rope or the counterweights disappear into the frame.

      • May 18, 2011

        Brighton beach huts, pier and sea

        The Brighton beach front and the seaside in general are some of the most popular scenes we are asked to make as commissions.  Here is a picture of a slightly more cubist design commissioned for a Birthday present which will be hung up by the attached chain and hooks.

      • May 16, 2011

        St John the Baptist Church, Hove

        Here is a selection of pictures from St John the Baptist Church at the top end of Palmeira Square in Hove.  We are re-leading the series of windows in the whole wing.  It’s going to take a good few months to complete.  It’s always really interesting to see the glass from the side that isn’t meant to be viewed.  These are a prime example of excellent acid etching on flashed glass and staining.  I know it’s not something everyone will be able to appreciate, but trust me it’s really impressive.

      • April 25, 2011

        Bank holiday beach huts

        I thought it would be very fitting to post up a finished image of  the beach huts window after such a vibrant extended bank holiday weekend.

      • April 19, 2011

        Victorian Roundel

        We have been working on a nice little Victorian roundel over the weekend.  I took out the piece from the third kiln firing this morning and installed it this afternoon.  It’s always a pleasure to get out the paint brushes and replicate the work of the Victorian masters.

      • April 15, 2011

        triple glazed units

        I popped over to a site in Brighton where DMB solutions are completely renovating a property.  I went to collect some old Victorian leaded lights to be restored and finally got to see six of the twelve triple glazed sash units fully hung.  I am very happy with the results! I look forward to seeing the rest when the property is fully finished.

      • April 12, 2011

        Deacon and Richardson architecture practice exhibition

        We will be exhibitiong at the Deacon and Richardson architecture practice over the weekend.  It’s an open house outside of the May Brighton festival but still worth a look if you can come down.   See the invite below for details.

      • April 7, 2011

        Here is another picture taken on the hoof of a commission Keith has been working on over the last few weeks.

      • April 4, 2011

        Beach huts

        We have been incredibly busy over the last few weeks so I haven’t had much time to update, but here is a quick snapshot of Keith working at the bench taken from my mobile phone as he finishes off one of many commissions.  This very bright and summery window depicting some Brighton beach huts.

      • March 24, 2011

        Finished panel

        Here are a couple of images of the finished piece below.  A huge improvement on the clear textured glass I think you will agree.

      • March 21, 2011

        Work in progress

        A quick pic of some work in progress on the bench

      • March 16, 2011

        Restoration and cleaning

        Some pictures from St Pauls Church

      • March 14, 2011

        Commission and repairs

        Alongside restoring the windows in St Pauls Church Brighton,  we have completed a couple of commissions and repairs over the last week.  Here is a floral commission to go above a front door, complete with matching smaller pieces.  Also a remake of a window that didn’t appear to have any cement in upon removal.  Much more secure now, especially with steel bars running through the lead for extra security.

      • February 28, 2011

        St Pauls Brighton

        After a fire at St Pauls Church before Christmas, sadly the whole of the exquisite interior has been damaged.  We will be cleaning and restoring the damaged stained glass windows along with some skilled colleagues.  The Church has an incredible chronology of stained glass, documenting the entire 1800′s.

        The majority of the main hall is made up of windows designed and painted from the early to mid 1800′s by A.W.N Pugin and John Hardman.  Both these men who headed family businesses and transformed so many buildings in the U.K exhibit their unique style of complementing the colour of the glass with their painting, creating a vibrant marriage.

        In contrast to the large main hall, C.E Kemp shows off his originally controversial technique of using the glass as a canvas for his paintings.  These animated portraits are in stark contrast to the dark tracery line based work of the other artists at the time.

        In addition to these stalwarts, Clayton & Bell also features in the main hall on one of the walls.  Again different, Clayton & Bell believed in the replication of a medieval style of painting and design.  The facial features and garments often lacking perspective, but always intentionally, in an attempt to replicate past masters.

      • February 26, 2011

        V & A

        I visited the V & A last Friday for one of their late night openings as a friend of mine was curating the event. As well as a very well organised and fun evening I managed to sneak off and take a look at some of the incredible stained glass windows they have on show.  I took these two pictures downstairs outside of the official stained glass exhibitions.

      • February 16, 2011

        Designs

        If you have accessed this page directly from a search engine, it is not displayed correctly.  Please click on the ‘news’ tab and find the post in the news feed (feb 16th 2011)

        We have a couple of exciting commissions being done at the moment.  Particularly four large panels based around the work of Josef Albers, who was part of the infamous Bauhaus movement.  The Staatliches Bauhaus, commonly knows as ‘Bauhaus’ operated from 1919 to 1933.  This exceptional collection of artists revolutionised modern design from 1919  to 1933 at their school of art in Germany.  The particular work we are undertaking is inspired by the Josef Albiers stained glass windows he produced for the Sommerfeld House, which was unfortunately destroyed.  The undeniably groundbreaking approach Josef Albers took to modernism and stained glass has always been an inspiration, so when the brief to work from is this particular image, Keith and I are particularly pleased.

      • February 12, 2011

        Insitu repairs

        I did a couple of insitu repairs in Hove in the sunshine.  I had forgotten how enjoyable it is working outside when the weather is good!

      • February 9, 2011

        Triple glazing

        We recieved the 12 triple glazed units back and have been fitting them in the sash window frames today.  Triple glazing is similar to double glazing but has the leaded light sandwiched in the middle creating three layers of glass.  This is very efficient when it comes to heating in the winter and also looks great.  Although the raw texture of the glass and lead becomes more subtle, the clear glass acts as a frame and gives a different but equally interesting finish.  You need to remember as well that double and triple glazed units don’t necessarily have to have horrible plastic frames.  They can easily be fitted into traditional wooden frames.

      • February 6, 2011

        Updating

        It has come to my recent attention that it appears from the news section that all we do is produce bunting and hangings.  I will endeavor to keep it updated with a greater variety of the work that is passing through.

        Starting with these Victorian windows that are getting taken apart, remade and fitted into triple glazed units for a property currently being renovated in Brighton. After being recently sent off, we are just waiting for them to return to us having been fitted into the units. Then all that is needed is to fit all 12 into the frames.

      • January 18, 2011

        I0 Gallery Brighton

        Bunting now available in the I0 gallery situated in the North Laines.

      • December 30, 2010

        Bunting from Foxy, Preston Park

        Thank you very much for this wonderful photo of your bunting adding extra colour to your kitchen and hopefully inspiring your cooking.

      • December 3, 2010

        Custom glass bunting from Rosie

      • November 16, 2010

        BUNTING FROM JOANA

        Here is a snapshot of Joana’s bunting who is situated in East London.  Thanks you for your kind message.  It’s great to have the bunting moving further afield.

        For more images of YOUR BUNTING, please see previous posts.

      • November 14, 2010

        Animal hangings for Cheeky Monkeys

        My hangings for the Cheeky Monkeys toy shop in Rottingdean.  Im very happy with these.  As you can see, a bit of Charlie Harper and Eric Carle used for inspiration.

      • November 10, 2010

        Octopus Gallery

        We are very excited to have our bunting exhibited in the Octopus Gallery , Brighton. The Octopus Gallery is an extraordinary new independent exhibition space in Brighton, specialising in original screen-printed art prints and gig posters. It brings a dynamic new focus and direction to the cultural hub of the city, located close to the Brighton station, the art school and Phoenix art centre.

      • November 7, 2010

        A job for the intern

        I saw these windows recently while on site.  Beautiful Victorian glass which neither me or Keith had ever seen before.  The ridges come clear of the lead by about 4mm and had all been individually picked free of cement.  A very time consuming job for someone with a lot of patience.

      • more of your bunting

        Thank you Mr or Mrs anonymous for your pictures of the bunting spanning your arches.  What a great view from your window!

        For more images of YOUR BUNTING, please see previous posts!

      • November 3, 2010

        Your bunting here!

        Thank You Piers Williams from Beaconsfield Villas.  We particularly like your use of the Lomo camera.

        For more images of YOUR BUNTING, please see previous posts.

      • November 2, 2010

        Classic Victorian restoration

        Its always a pleasure to work on site in beautiful Victorian buildings.  There is an extraordinarily high level of craftsmanship throughout with an attention to detail second to none.  My particular favourites being the subtle extras adorning the brick work above grand high ceilings and of course the fabulous lead work and Stained glass painting.  There’s something really magical about the painting of birds.  I think its the flowing brush strokes combined with the light shards that always provide the feeling of movement.  Anyway, it’s going to be very enjoyable to work on renovating these pieces.

      • October 19, 2010

        See your bunting here

        So, as part of the bunting project, I am putting up images sent to me of your own bunting.  Its an opportunity for those of you that have already purchased some bunting to show off your colourful new household addition.  Its also a great way of sharing ideas of where to put it up.  

        Thank you Nic Dove from Hove, we particularly like your double arched chord.

      • October 10, 2010

        Bunting

        A few months ago my girlfriend Rosie came up with the idea of making bunting out of glass. With her artistic direction I have produced some copper foil pieces for various galleries in central Brighton.
        The bunting measures 8ft long and consists of 10 glass flags, each roughly measures 12cm vertically.

        They come in a bag fronted by a unique wax seal.  Inside is the wrapped bunting, a note from us and also included are brass hooks.

        I think you will agree they are rather fun and would brighten up any interior. If you would like one for yourself, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

        I can provide free delivery in the Brighton and Hove area.

      • September 28, 2010

        Christmas presents

        City Stained Glass LogoI have been working closely with the owner of renowned local children’s shop Cheeky Monkeys to produce some hand made decorations for their Christmas range. I have also been asked to make a series of large framed stand alone pieces based on literary characters and stories. Keep watching this space for updates

      • First entry

        City Stained Glass LogoThe website is now up and running.  I would like to thank everyone that visits.  I also appreciate your time reading the updates to my projects.  I hope you enjoy my work