Doors

Curtain 

   This design is in an entrance hall for a large house in Washington (Tyne & Wear). The colours were chosen by the customer and I added  it to the glass whilst being hand-blown in the Hartley Wood factory, Sunderland.

   I also blew the flowers and built the cala lilly lamp seen on the left.

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Mucha 

   This design is based on a Mo√ęt & Chandon advertisement by Alphonse Mucha from around 1895. It is set into a full-length front door and is life-size.

   The face is engraved, and all the support bars are soldered into the pattern. As such, there are no straight lines to spoil the look.

Mackintosh 

   This design is based on a Charles Rennie Mackintosh design from circa 1900. The pattern is built using  hand-blown Hartley Wood glass, identical to that which Mackintosh would have used in 1900. The background glass is modern.

   There are some stunning pieces of glass in this doorway: the stems leading up to the roses from the Celtic knot change from pink to green and from pink to amber.

 

The purple roses are engraved through the layer of colour (flashed glass is not a solid colour, but rather a layer of colour and a layer of clear glass) to leave clear lines. Though not visible in these pictures, the faces actually have engraved features.

Shepherd 

   This front-door design is a depiction of Jesus the Shepherd resting on a rock under a tree with his flock.

   The detail was hand-painted and fired in a kiln where it became part of the glass.

   This design is derived from one of the earliest known Christian images, and was originally carved on a headstone. 

Abstract Garden 

   This internal door design is an abstract depiction of the client's garden, along with the sky and surrounding countryside.

   The support bars have been forged to fit the pattern, avoiding straight lines, in both this panel and in the shepherd.

 

Shield  

   This door was handbuilt for a very old 3 story townhouse in the centre of sunderland.

   The pattern was derived from parts of original stained glass from other windows in the house but the wings were designed specifically for the client.  The detail is so fine i have posted this close up so you can see the amazing colours in it.

  The panels are triple glazed and the stregnthening support bars are within the thick vertical lead lines.

   

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Doors  

   These pictures show a selection of doors from past and present which show anything can be commisioned. Bullions, flowers, Birds, patterns to match the old, or completely abstract and made up as I build them, one piece at a time.

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2 Houses One Street  

   These 2 pictures show houses in the same street who had both lost their stained glass at somepoint in the past through their misguided owners.

   They both have the same surround but very different doors so patterns had do be devised to fit them both. The one on the right is kind of all encompassing while the one on the left has all the elements of the surround either stretched or squeezed to make the final design.

   I don't know which fits better but all the clients' houseguests think they are original.

   That is my confirmation of a good job well done.

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