I was recently interviewed by an American podcast, True Tales from Old Houses, where I tell the story of how I got into this business of dealing in old window glass. I also explain the difference between British and American stained glass. If you have been thinking of buying from me you might be interested to listen to get to know me. I appear 12 mins, 50 secs into the episode. https://www.truetalesfromoldhouses.com/richard-to-the-stained-glass-rescue/
The podcast series is a general fountain of knowledge/discussion for anyone interested in the history and preservation of old houses.
I have a desire to “flag” this design this weekend! It has sold but I can supply it made new to your required size using my bespoke service. This was made in size of 12″ x 15 3/4″ (303mm x 401mm). The following photos demonstrate the craft involved in making such a piece.
Stage 1 – design.
The flag on the right is the image we used for the basis of design. The left image is the final technical drawing. We chose a crumpled flag as it suits the small size but yours could be more unravelled or completely linear.
Stage 2 – production – acid etched, handpainted and kiln fired.
Each star is etched.
Suncatcher or window panel?
It can have hooks soldered to the top for hanging but these can be snapped off for fitting into a window sash frame.
In the first week of December 2021 I went to Los Angeles. For the last two years there has never seemed like a good time so I thought what the hell! For the last 6 years I have felt a stronger connection to the USA as about half of my sales are to that country. […]
Last month I sent another large consignment to a trade dealer in the USA. Here’s what was in the above crates: These were chosen from my trade category but you can also select individually listed items and ask me for a combined crate shipping price. For a detailed commentary of how I go about packaging […]
I have never acquired so many large cuts of hammered from one set before! While hammered glass was commonly used, finding it in a “decent cut size” is another matter. It’s finds like this which remind me why I get a buzz out of this trade. Most people would look at old windows like these […]
One of my regular trade customers from the USA recently confirmed safe delivery of another big shipment. It was for 57 framed leaded lights and 24 frameless. I will always give a discount if someone is buying in this sort of quantity. On this occasion the treasure was sent in three crates. Here I will […]