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REPAIRS AND RESTORATION
HISTORY OF STAINED GLASS
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A range of courses from learning traditional skills to children's workshops
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Phoenix Glassworks is launching a Garden Gallery, an outdoor space for local artists to exhibit. Garden Gallery: The story so far...
We are holding a Studio & Shop open weekend on 6th - 9th April, 10am to 4pm.
The Commission Process
The first stage of the commission process is to establish the size of panel needed, by taking eight measurements of the frame in which the panel is to be fitted. (This is not necessary for free hanging panels.) We take eight measurements because many windows are not square; which allows us to create an exact pattern of the window.
The second stage is to establish the position of the window and what is directly beyond it, for instance considering whether the panel will get direct sun or is it always in the shade; these are factors that need to be considered as this may affect the choice of glass used to create the desired effect.
We discuss the design with the client to establish all of their requirements before we start the next stage of the process; pattern making. A cartoon (pattern) of the design is produced and shown to the client, and once they have agreed the design, glass samples are used to help clients choose the colours and textures to be used in their panel.
Deep, rich colours and textured glass may be needed to create a panel that allows light through but obscures the view, whereas the presence of a stained glass panel incorporating clear textured glass or paler colours maybe used to create a panel that will both compliment and enrich the view.
We request a 50% deposit before we start work, with the balance payable on completion.