back in one piece, modelled by my faithful assistant!

After a very long wait for a small piece of glass to arrive I have finally been able to finish my last restoration project. Each window throws up new challenges and chances to learn, but this window brought up a couple of issues I have not had to deal with before! Normally when you repair an old window the first thing that really strikes me is the standard of workmanship in the past, they are beautifully crafted and when you put them back together the glass fits into place like a dream. This panel was some what different!
As soon as it arrived I could see that it had been somewhat crudely made, there was quite a lot of cement outside of the lead work and none of the uniform pattern pieces of glass were the same size (even though they should have been). Only a small amount of the glass was broken, so it was a case of matching the glass, cleaning up the remaining glass and then piecing the whole panel back together with fresh lead, which due to the way the glass has been cut has taken quite a while. But the first sunny day of the year gave me a chance to photograph it in good light and it is looking handsome with the sun shining through it.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.


1 Response to “back in one piece, modelled by my faithful assistant!”

  1. 1 thesockgarden March 6, 2011 at 12.48

    That’s a gorgeous piece of work, big too. And the lovely model complements it very well 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

I am a stained glass artist working in Exeter and a busy mum of 2; trying to carve a path through the tide of washing and children's toys that stands between me and making beautiful things.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 60 other followers


Etsy mini store

Flickr Photos

Bottle Top Rock Pools

small recycled stained glass heart

Large recycled stained glass hearts

Mixed Media Mosaics using waste glass and old costume jewelery

boats in the harbor

Moroccan Panel

Brays Torr from the River lydd

art deco fish


February 2011
« Jan   Mar »

%d bloggers like this: