Borderdale Stained Glass
Borderdale Stained Glass


Take a tour of a selection of our new window designs

A past prize-winner of the Worshipful Company of Glass Painters, Steven’s Competition, the studio undertakes original design commissions.    Our original window designs can be seen in churches and private buildings and have featured on BBC's 'Songs of Praise' and ITV's 'Emmerdale'

New windows are individually designed with an open- minded approach based upon sound historical practise.   We work firstly from scale drawings,  then full scale cartoons and source our hand blown coloured glass from UK and European manufactures.


We also paint and manufacture windows on behalf of other artists and designers, examples can be found below.


The processes of new window manufacture include the following skills ;

•   sketch design - to develop and communicate ideas

•   cartoon - full scale design where painted detail is shown

•   cut-line -  full scale drawing from which glass is cut

•   painting - glass pieces are painted and then perhaps decorated with 
     silver stains and enamels and the fired in a kiln.

•   glass fusing - we have also completed a number of contempory 
     designs using compatible glass fused at very high temperatures in 
     a kiln.





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