Stained Glass Windows in the News in 2017

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Discover the most notable news in 2017 surrounding stained glass windows, restoration and repair, including fascinating restoration projects and historic discoveries: A decade-long stained glass window restoration project finally completes The final piece of a 600-year old stained glass window was returned at the turn of the new year; a project which has taken over … Read More

Interesting Facts about Stained Glass Windows: Part 1

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Stained glass windows have transcended through time as a popular and respected work of art. We delve into the many interesting stained glass window facts, including how stained glass is made and recent announcements in 2017.  Our next blog, part 2: facts on stained glass windows in churches, covers the many intriguing histories and details … Read More

Stained Glass Window Facts: Part 3, History & Medieval

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With glassmaking a truly ancient technique dating back 5,000 years to 3500 BCE and as experts in the stained glass industry, here at Sherriff Stained Glass Specialists we appreciate the long established history and development of this artistic visual medium. If you haven’t yet read our previous posts, view Part 1 and 2 of our stained glass … Read More

Steve Sherriff Now a Member of the Guild of Master Craftsmen

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Sherriff Stained Glass Specialists is proud to announce that we are now a member of the Guild of Master Craftsmen, due to our outstanding work in stained glass windows and doors, leaded windows and more. The Guild of Master Craftsmen is a respected, quality online directory of skilled craftsmen across a range of industries. The … Read More

Parnham House Fire: A Lost Piece of Dorset History

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Last week’s fire at Parnham House marked a devastating loss of Dorset history. Once a stunning building boasting incredible Elizabethan architecture, Parnham House was a stellar example of timeless stained glass window design. Here are a few photographs of what the house looked like before the fire. Unspoilt beauty Complete with luscious greenery, a winding … Read More

How Stained Glass is Used to Tell Stories

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Stained glass windows are one of society’s most primitive methods of storytelling. Whilst their original storytelling purpose came about in the sixth century to depict Biblical stories to the illiterate masses, they are still used today in churches across the world. Here is an overview of how stained glass is used to tell stories. Sequential … Read More

Leaded Windows vs. uPVC

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Leaded windows give character to any property and to change their proportions or visual acuity can make the property unbalanced. However, as homes become increasingly modern, many people choose uPVC windows instead. Providing your house is not listed nor in a conservation area this can be acceptable but care should be chosen to get the … Read More

Nature’s Own Stained Glass Window: The Creation of Glass Beach

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Litter is known for ruining picturesque landscapes. However, Kaleidoscope Beach in Russia has seen ‘Mother Nature’ use litter to create one of the country’s most beautiful locations. Looking at the photos, it is no wonder why this location is a favourite of stained glass specialists Sherriff Stained Glass Specialists. How was Glass Beach formed? Once … Read More

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