This beautiful property has been undergoing extensive repairs after being badly damaged during Storm Frank in 2016. The client wanted to retain the original glazed upper sashes on this S facing bay, so we removed, re-leaded and reinstalled the three upper sash panels. The windows are unusual for this part of the world, featuring large sections of clear glazing flanked by coloured designs, with each room in the house having a subtly different design and colour scheme.
This doorway had a significant buckle, despite being re-leaded previously. We removed the panel to the workshop, and soaked it for several days to loosen the cement, before dismantling, making good the damaged sections and re-leading.
Work started today on the restoration of the stained glass windows in the Royal Waiting Room, Ballater Railway Station. The first phase of the project involves the removal and archiving of the existing glass.
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.
Morning Glass Designs recently completed the stained glass restoration and installation of 6 new windows at Elim Pentecostal Church. 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 the lancets.
I've been experimenting with a couple of new drawing apps over the last month or two. I find it easier to draw with a stylus, except when I'm adding leadlines to a drawing. I'd always tried to do everything on the Mac (in Sketchbook Pro and Illustrator) but freehand drawing was always a bit of a challenge...
Work is slowly starting to pick up, as the days lengthen and the prospect of outside repairs is less daunting. We have been fairly steady in the studio over the winter, working on a number of smaller repairs and restoration projects.
Last week I installed a set of three stained glass windows in a property in Aberdeen. The windows were designed for a former doorway - the occupants had knocked two buildings into one, and converted the entrace of one property into a window and vestibule.
Our weekend workshops are designed for anybody interested in learning traditional stained glass techniques. The small class size, friendly teaching environment and timescale will allow a complete beginner to produce a small, simple panel over the two days, and to leave the course with enough experience to carry on stained glass as a hobby. For more experienced participants, the two days should see the completion of long-standing projects and plenty time to devise and begin new projects, or learn new techniques.
Work has is now almost complete on the stained glass renovations at 64 Queens Road. Morning Glass Designs, working closely with the the client and architect (Graham Mitchell Architects), removed, stripped, rebuilt and reinstalled 30 original stained glass panels as part of the wholescae renovation of the building.