None of these “copies” are exact matches if you look closely at the colour and texture of glass but are very good matches when you consider the original glass was discontinued from production decades ago. I only contract leaded light makers who stock an extensive range of reproduction glass and what I can guarantee is the quality of craftsmanship.
Steve from Coventry wanted a sunflower design but specified he wanted a different coloured border to the one in the photo he provided.
John from Birmingham wanted wanted something in his door to match the side window.
Katy from Bristol wanted a door panel to replace the ugly modern glazing which a previous owner had inserted. Fortunately her nextdoor neighbour had an original. Therefore Sarah was able to provide me with the above photo (top left). Katy’s door was a slightly different size.
Lisa from Illinois wanted hooks so she could hang as a suncatcher.
Sally having recently moved into her bungalow wanted an above door size panel to match her front door.
The top right photo looks different as the customer wanted the blue diamonds replaced with red, the “original” photo was taken against a natural light background and there is a size difference.
Linda in the Scottish Highlands needed a different shape!
Alessandro’s door set.
Photo one is a copy I had made when Alison from Norwich sent me photo 3. It was a traditionally made leaded light panel encapsulated within a doubleglazed unit. The diameter of the unit was 720mm. I can provide a double glazed unit in a thickness of 21, 24 or 28mm. This was made for a door so the thickness was 21mm; doors tend to have less rebate space hence the units are usually made to this minimum thickness.
Louis from Tennessee wanted the colour of the central petal changed, an obscured background and a slightly different size.
Catherine sent me the top left photo. She wanted the pattern in the curved part of the window replicated to size 760 x 550mm. The second image is the drawing I supplied for Catherine’s approval.
Some of my customers require a copy to be made. Either to match an existing piece they own or because they have fallen in love with a design they have seen but most importantly they need an exact size.