Stained Glass Windows
Sherriff Stained Glass Specialists specialises in creating beautiful stained glass windows, panels and doors. We are a family business based in Dorset with over 25 years’ experience creating hundreds of stained glass windows, from small family homes to large developments, historic and listed buildings, churches including stained glass restoration and stained glass repair.
Get in touch with Sherriff Stained Glass Specialists for stained glass windows, panels or doors and we will:
- Conduct a meeting with you to discuss your requirements
- Plan and design the stained glass project. We have an extensive selection of stained glass pattern books that can you can use for inspiration
- Arrange another meeting to go over the design and specifications until you are fully satisfied with the final design
- Present glass colours and textures for you to choose from. Give you a fixed price, free quote including time scales. (Beware of anyone who gives you a price before the stained glass design is on paper or discussed in detail)
The Stained Glass Creation Process
Stained glass windows, panels and doors can often be a combination of stained, coloured and clear glass with varying textures.
Once the stained glass has been painted, fired and/or the glass has been cut and ground to shape, it is then built into a window with lead cames encompassing the edges of each piece of glass. Lead cames are available in various sizes that can be used to further create artistic illusion and interest.
All of Sherriff Stained Glass Specialists’s stained glass windows, panels and doors are manufactured using traditional techniques and mustn’t be confused with the plastic film variety and stick on lead that is used by double glazing companies, often incorrectly labelled stained glass.
The Difference Between Stained Glass Windows and Leaded Windows
The term ‘stained glass’ and ‘leaded glass’ is often misused and can cause confusion. Originally it referred to the process of creating panels which are hand painted in special ‘stains’ and ‘paints’ and then kiln fired at about 500° c – 600° c to fire the art work into the glass. Today we have a myriad of ‘Coloured Glass’ to choose from which is often incorrectly called stained glass.