These images show the existing two smaller Panels with their border taken off . They
are then placed on a piece of paper to the size of the new leadlight . The lower
Image shows the completed Window in situ , with new pieces added to make up the a
complete stained glass Panel .
The Client had recently just moved Home , taking with them the original Toplight
Panels from their former Home , ( they had been replaced with UPCV Windows
Once stripped of the outer border , I then had to try to match up the Glass for the
edging pieces to those of the two Panels. The red border was then taken from the
original , with corner sections added to help balance the Design .
The Lead on the old Panels had to be filed down and cleaned at the point where it
was to join the new lead , in order that the soldered joint run over both sections
, and a secure bond be formed .
Overall the Client was happy with the work , she had a permanent reminder from her
former Home . I was quite happy with the overall Panel , managing to integrate the
two sections into one without looking too fragmented .
This undertaking involved a property with a large amount of Stained Glass already
in their Home. So in this regard there already was a strong visual identity in terms
of Glass designs .
The Image above shows the strong use of line and curved elements of the original
leaded Glass .
Below is the final design which attempts to replicate the the free-flowing nature
of the original , and incorporate some of the icons from the existing Glass in the
Some of the work we do involves having to change the scale and proportions and scale
of a Design , for example we have had to take the design for a sidelight and reconfigure
it for a Door . Generally sidelights are tall and slim and Door Panels are much wider
. We have also had to transcribe a Toplight Design into a Door Panel .
Mostly the Design skill is to try and make the new work have balance , space and
most importantly echo the proportions and colours of the Glass work we are trying
to recreate .