5 Examples of Art-Deco Stained Glass Windows

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Art-Deco, short for Arts Decoratifs, was the predominant decorative style of the 1920s and 1930s. This style, characterised by its geometric shapes and bold colours, saw the creation of many stunning stained glass windows. Here are 5 examples of using art-deco beautifully today. Council Chamber Skylight This leaded window is one of the most stunning … Read More

Early History of Stained Glass Windows

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Stained glass windows are an ancient art form. With their designs used across the world and ever-evolving, these windows stand as an archaic and beautiful reminder of the past. Here is a brief summary of the early history and origins of stained glass and leaded windows. Early origins of stained glass windows The first stained … Read More

Life of a Stained Glass Artist

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Something as complicated as the creation of stained glass windows certainly requires a skilled craftsman or woman. Luckily for us at Steve Sherriff, we have the incredibly talented, in-house glass artist Gillian. What does a glass artist do? Glass artists like Gillian require plenty of patience, creativity and a fine attention to detail if they … Read More

David Hockney to Design Queen’s Stained Glass Window

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Being a famous artist certainly has its perks. This is certainly the case for renowned artist David Hockney who has recently been given the honour of designing a stained glass window to celebrate the Queen’s reign. The masterpiece, which will be named The Queen’s Window, will be displayed in Westminster Abbey and will stand at … Read More

Students Fall in Love with Stained Glass

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The art of making and restoring stained and leaded glass windows is considered a traditional trade, yet recent stained glass news stories from all over the world are surfacing of stained glass’ appeal to young people. Stained glass courses at Bryanston School Last winter, Steve Sheriff and his team set up a stained glass course … Read More

Why Should You Restore Stained Glass Windows?

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At Steve Sherriff, we never like to see stained or leaded glass windows in disrepair. Whether it’s the fading of once-rich colours or the cracking of a leaded glass window’s joints, art as beautiful as stained glass deserves to be treated and maintained with equal effort to that which first made it. So why should … Read More

The UK’s Most Historic & Beautiful Stained Glass Windows

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You could be forgiven for only associating stained glass windows with churches. But the beauty of stained glass front doors and windows in period buildings dating back to Georgian times is certainly too prominent to ignore.   Here’s a list of what we think are the UK’s most beautiful period buildings with stained glass windows. … Read More

How to Protect your Stained Glass Windows

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Stained glass windows never fail to make me stop for a moment to admire their beauty. However, despite the evident craftsmanship that goes into making stained glass windows, vandals continue to see them as an easy route into churches across the UK. Vandalism of stained glass windows The area of Southport and West Lancashire have … Read More

The Unexpected Closure & Relaunch of a Major Stained Glass Supplier

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At Steve Sherriff, our main focus and passion is stained glass. We were disappointed to hear that Spectrum Glass Company, a reputable major glass supplier in Washington State, USA had closed due to financial reasons in May 2016. From stained glass, warm glass and hot glass to clear architectural textures for windows and cabinetry, Spectrum … Read More

Stained Glass Windows in the News: 2016

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Stained glass is a type of iconic art that continues to make headlines due to its understated beauty and classical appeal. Discover what’s been happening in the craft of stained glass so far in 2016: All Saints Church in Tasmania undergoing stained glass restoration A 19th century church in South Hobat, Tasmania is receiving a … Read More