Model Student Learns the Art of Stained Glass with Steve Sherriff

March 8, 2015

As a leading stained glass designer and manufacturer, Sherriff Stained Glass Specialists was delighted to extend a helping hand to AUB Modelmaking Student Lucy Grice.

Lucy who is in her third year at the Arts University, Bournemouth is currently undertaking her final year project; an architectural model of the cloisters of Gloucester Cathedral with a 1:10 scale.


While the model itself is made of plaster and acrylic and not feasible to support a real stained glass window, Lucy was inspired through her research of the Cathedral to learn about traditional stained glass, which is what lead her to Sherriff Stained Glass Specialists. Intrigued and excited by this project the team readily agreed to help her.

Upon entering the workshop Lucy learned all of the basic hallmarks of stained glass window making from cutting the glass, leading and soldering to cementing and lead blackening to create a finished stained glass window fit for church. The window itself is a replica of an existing stained glass window in the cloisters of Gloucester Cathedral.

Although most of the window used a traditional lead came technique, the middle flower design was recreated in the Tiffany style using the copper foil technique. Lucy says: “I am so grateful for all the help from Sherriff Stained Glass Specialists. They were a great team to work with and a really nice company overall. I would love to visit stained glass as a medium again and learn more about the different processes”.

You can see Lucy’s completed project in London on 11 June at the New Blades exhibition at Holborn Studios or the AUB Student Showcase from 1- 26 June at the University.

For more interesting stained glass window designs, take a look at our blog on Stained Glass from Around the World. Find out more about our workshops by calling 01202 882 208 or emailing

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