Traditional Windows, Aberdeen

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.

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TraditionalGordon Watt
Weekend Stained Glass Workshop - January 2017

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.

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TeachingGordon Watt
Elim Pentecostal Church, Aberdeen

Morning Glass Designs has been chosen as the specialist Stained Glass contractor for restoration work at Elim Pentecostal Church, Aberdeen. Work on restoring 5 lancet windows, including almost 150q ft of new glazing and restoration of tracery in timber frames, will commence in April.

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RestorationGordon Watt
Restored Landing Light, Huntly

The in-situ repairs we carried out on this large Victorian geometric panels were tricky because of access, and the corroded state of the lead. Located on the third floor landing of the old Strathbogie Hotel in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, access was only possible from the inside. The upper 2/3 of the panel were in good condition, but the lower part of the timber frame had rotted and, as a consequence, there had been a bit more movement in the lower panel.

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RestorationGordon Watt
Restored Vestibule Door, Whitehouse, Aberdeenshire.

The wing of the house in which the door is located was destroyed by fire in the 1930's, and subsequently rebuilt. I suspect this window is a remake of an original, because the leading varies slightly from another, clearly older panel with a similar design. When it was remade, 3/16" lead was used and, as a result, the panel had simply stretched over the years.

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RestorationGordon Watt
Weekend Stained Glass Workshop - March 2016

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 the 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.

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TeachingGordon Watt
Stained Glass Open Studio Sessions at Morning Glass

Our Open Studio Sessions are designed to provide a stepping stone for students who have already completed a course (or two!) and want to work on a personal project with a bit of assistance.

Sessions run on Monday mornings from 9:30 to 12:30 and cost £30 per session. The fee covers bench time and use of equipment - you can bring your own materials, or purchase what you need as you need it. I'll be on hand to offer support and advice when required, and you can work at your own pace. As the studio will be working normally, you may also get to see techniques not taught on the Beginners or Intermediate One Day and Weekend courses, including glass painting and gilding.

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TeachingGordon Watt