Restored Door panel, Aberdeen

These relatively simple-looking panels caused me all sorts of grief in the studio. First of all, despite their handmade glass and small flemish quarries typical of neighbouring properties, they had steel-cored lead all through them. The main difficulty, however, was that the handmade coloured glass ovals were extremely variable in thickness, being almost 10mm thick in some sections. In the end, I had to split wide heart lead around the widest sections, ensuring the original chipped borders were covered to hide any distracting conchoidal fractured edges.

RestorationGordon Watt