Last month we installed a panel we have been working on for some time. The single light Anderson Memorial panel was designed as the final (rightmost) window in a three light opening in Dundee Crematorium.
The design, based on Scottish flora and fauna, was produced by Gabi Reith at Small Stories, and painted and constructed by Gordon Watt at Morning Glass Studios. The dedication plate was hand lettered, then screen printed in Aberdeen by Morning Glass at Peacock Visual Arts.
Forming a large light above a set of French doors into a garden room, the window curves to fit the roof of a “pend”, or tunnel formerly used to bring horses through from the street to a courtyard at the rear of this Grade A Listed building.
The basis of the design is an abstract map of the River Don. The client’s home is marked by a small pictogram showing a family group around a campfire, at a sharp bend near the mouth of the river. Rather than adopt actual native Australian patterns, we used simple geometric shapes in contrasting styles to get an Australian feel, with a healthy dose of Pop Art.
Morning Glass Designs, in collaboration with Michael Zappert Leaded Lights, have been appointed carry out restoration work on the stained glass in the Royal Waiting Room at Ballater Railway Station. The Station, badly damaged by fire in 2015, is undergoing a major restoration and is planned to reopen in January 2018.
The West Window at Hebron Evangelical Church, a large scale restoration project carried out in central Aberdeen. We removed all thirteen panels, released them and made good almost 300 damaged sections, as well as replacing the small damaged "cusps" of glass around the perimeter.
Morning Glass Designs recently completed repairs and restoration work at Peterhead Congregational Church. The upper sections of two large lancet windows were damaged in an accident and required extensive releading, replacement of internal secondary glazing and new woodwork in several areas.
Morning Glass Designs recently completed a large stained glass project, including restoration of zinc-framed glazing and the installation of 6 new windows at Elim Pentecostal Church in Aberdeen. The Lottery funded repairs involved the cleaning and renovation of the circular and lancets at the front of the church, the construction of 13 new lancets at the rear and the restoration of the zinc-framed tracery panels at the head of each lancet pair.
Morning Glass Designs, working closely with the client (Katoni Engineering) and Graham Mitchell Architects, removed, stripped, rebuilt and reinstalled 30 original stained glass panels as part of the wholescale renovation of the building.
An exterior survey of the East Window at Haddo House. The windows in this fantastic National Trust property (which was designed by William Adam and dates from 1732) were restored in 1991, but recent water ingress meant they needed to be resurveyed to identify potential leaks.
Restoration of a circular window damaged in a storm.
The pub, and five flats above, were awarded a £67k Green Townscape Heritage grant for repairs, including the reinstatement of the etched glass windows and stained glass lights. Morning Glass carried out repairs to the stained glass, while Stephen Richard of Verrier, Glasgow reproduced several of the existing etched glass panels.
An internal memorial window donated in memory of a local farmer. Designed by Gabi Reith.
Bespoke stained glass windows add a touch of authenticity, style and class to any period property. Our windows are hand-made, using quality materials and traditional methods, and are built to last.
We offer a quality, affordable stained glass restoration and repair service, including the repair of broken panels and in-situ repairs. We provide free quotations, and supply written estimates and church surveys for insurance purposes or grant applications.
We produce water-leaf gilded numbers and house names for traditional properties. Unlike the majority of glazing firms (who use vinyl decals), we only use premium quality 23.5ct gold leaf for our hand-painted gilded work.
A single light nativity window for a modern extension in an Aberdeenshire Church.
A two section fused glass sculpture for a Care Home in Stonehaven. Design by Gabi Reith.