Thursday, 18 February 2010

Peckham Stained Glass, SE15

This pair of leaded panels installed in Peckham - East Dulwich replace a pair of plain leaded lights in a fomer bakery, now converted into a home. There is quite a mixture of different types of glass, and the 2 panels are unified by the plain red innder border. The 4 cobalt blue roundels add extra interest, and the 2 panels aren't exactly symetrical...

As a comparsion, here's how it was before...

Fitted Feb 2010
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Saturday, 6 February 2010

Traditional blue stars and red glass bordered door

This is a very traditional look, where the different pieces of glass are usually separated by wooden glazing bars, which are integral with the door.  In this example there were no such bars, so an outer panel of plain toughened glass was fitted into the opening first for support.  The decorative panel, made up of a clear toughend glass centre, red border strips and the blue/clear stars, separated and retained by the lead work was then fitted next to the outer panel.  The stars (also available in red) are made from clear glass with a very thin layer of colour fused onto one side, which is then cut back with a wheel, and polished (in a similar way to a crystal glass) to reveal the star pattern.