Bespoke Glass & Glass Restoration
We have accomplished many vast attractive glass creations over the years, our main field being restoration,
the knowledge we acquired over the years of restoring etched and coloured glass is endless.
Every assignment we have had the pleasure of working on makes our job worthwhile.
Our bespoke service allows us to copy any Victorian design and reproduce it using our own techniques.
Not only does the restoration work apply to Victorian designs but furthermore modern designs.
On this page we have displayed some of the one off designs we have reproduced for private customers and other glass and glazing merchants.
Some of the Victorian etched glass we have reproduced in the past has fired enamel colours inlaid; these types of Victorian etched glass are rare.
There are lots of Victorian etched glass designs which we have copied and reproduced over the years.
We have made the most popular Victorian etched glass designs a standard product in our Brochure, this allows us to offer them to our customers at a top-notch competitive price.
If you’re interested in pricing for a one off etched glass design please forward a picture and approx measurements by e-mail:
The Lion Tavern- Liverpool
Above displays two images of two pieces of glass we have made for the pub "The Lion Tavern" based in Liverpool,
as the property is a graded listing the owner required glass that would match the orginal fittings,
although the rest of the glass already fitted was smaller than the pieces we had to design,
we copied a smaller design from one of the windows and got to work ensuring the design would fit into our already prepared glass shape.
Once the design was complete we seperated it into layers to proceed with applying each layer to the glass.
All in all it took four layers to complete each piece of glass.
Left: Picture Of Glass After Restoration Right: Orginal Broken Glass
Return to Never Land: Joanna Lumley helps save the house that inspired Peter
With its smashed windows & crumbling walls.
But with a little help from
Absolutely Fabulous actress Joanna Lumley, who has launched a £4 million appeal
to return it to its former glory,
the derelict Dumfries site where James Matthew
Barrie often played as a schoolboy is now set to become Scotland's first centre
for children's literature.
JM Barrie is said to have dreamt up the story of Peter
Pan in the garden of the now crumbling house,
which was once a grand red
sandstone villa boasting ten bedrooms over four storey.
Moat Brae House has
for years looked more like a squat than the magical mansion that gave birth
to Peter Pan.
Traditional Leaded-Light Warrington
Left: Orginal Broken Leaded Light Right: Picture Of Glass After Restoration
Below we show hand painted leaded-lights, in private residence
The work consisted of copying the whole of the hand
because as well as being broken it had been badly
damaged by sandblasting,
in the process of cleaning the brick work.
Etched Fired Enamel Fleur De Lyds Glass
Left: Orginal Broken Glass Right: Picture Of Glass After Restoration
We copied and reproduced the Victorian Etched
Silverstain fired Enamel Fleur De Lys For A
Company Called Recclesia From a Small Segment
and digital picture.
This work was completed
completed August 2011.
The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Church St. Littleborough.
Left: Orginal Broken Right: Picture Of Glass After Restoration
Etched Fired Enamel Glass For The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Church St. Littleborough.
We were given the contract to copy and reproduce the etched fired enamel panels From a Company Called Bridgewater Group Manchester,
We made one of the Red/ Silverstain/ Etched border panels as the pictures to the right depicts,
and two of the Blue/ Silverstain/ Etched Panels as pictures below.
This work was completed August 2011
Charles Lightfoot Ltd
Left: Orginal Broken Leaded Light Right: Picture Of Glass After Restoration
Above you’ll see an before and after pieces of unique etched
as you can see it was brought to us completely
Fortunately we were able to copy and reproduce this
and return our finished sandblasted reproduction
to Charles Lightfoot Ltd,
a fellow Stained Glass company.
Stained Glass Panel
The picture below was copied and reproduced
for a Public House called Pattern Arms (Warrington).
The Work consisted of one panel of 6mm glass
which we applied 4 different types
of glass enamel,
etched and fired.
Etched & Stained Glass Dome (Ireland)
Photographs from Left to Right:
The Original Broken Segment/ Masking off the glass ready for sandblasting/The segment is then ready to be fired/After being fired and bent at melting point in the kiln.
The photographs above display stained glass that came from an abbey in Belfast, Ireland (Mount Melleray - Portlegon House - Our Lady Of Bethlehem Abbey).
The work consisted of the replacing one segment of a six segment dome which had been broken.
Each piece was approximately 1700mm x 1220mm (67inch x 48 Inch).
The overal size of the dome was 3.5MT wide x 3MT high.
The work we carried out was to copy and reproduce the etched fired enamel design from the original segment,
we then applied the design to a piece of 7mm Roughcast,
we then applied resist to the glass.
The glass was then sandblasted,
proceeding with the help of a company who specializes in glass bending the glass was both bent and fired in a kiln at the same time.
Bent glass is not unusual to this size but glass staining is.
The photographs display the processes we went through to recreate the dome segment.
The picture to your right of the door panel and sidelight were copied and reproduced
for a private customer in Scotland,
through Solaglas Windowcare.
The panels had been copied by a company previously to ourselves, but the colours
were all incorrect!
These panels were a very unusual design to reproduce,
there were several different colours to apply to fire in the kiln as well as
etching parts of the design.
Barreled Ceiling Light (London)
The picture of the barrel leaded light celling
was made by ourselves for His Highness
Sheikh Khalifa Bin Salman Bin Hamad Al-Khalifa.
In the entrance ceiling of his London Residence.
The celling is approximately 5200mmX3500mm.
Traditional Lead-Lights, Made For a Customer
in The Wirral.
>Left: Orginal Broken Leaded Light Right: Picture Of Glass After Restoration
The following pictures are of the Duke of Wellington and James Watt,
as you can see by the before and after pictures the glass was quite badly damaged.
These beautifully crafted leaded-lights were copied and reproduced by ourselves for Hillbark Hotel,
found in the Wirral.
The panels were broken in several different places,
and only selected few of these pieces were reusable.
Though most of the more intricate hand painted pieces were needed to be replaced.
Traditional Leaded-Lights (Robsons Glass, Formby)
The pictures below are four of fourteen stained glass leaded-lights which we copied and reproduced for Robsons Glass.
All the stained glass leaded-lights were badly damaged,
only some of the original hand painted centres were reused,
most of them were remade and replaced.
The designs are vibrant using several techniques we were able to restore them to their full beauty!
This particular Etched piece was made
for a private customer residing in Scotland,
with a beautiful unique vase design is
made up of 3 grades of etching, etched,
acid etched, and clear.
Etched Enamel Door Panel Copied & Reproduced
For Pearsons Glass Ltd, Merseyside
The pictures of the door panel below were copied and reproduced from one broken piece of the original.
The border design was very intricate and quite hard to copy and lay out.
The coloured border was fired in the kiln, then the design was etched out of the glass.
This design was very unusual and also very effective, as the coloured border looked fantastic with the etched glass.
Have an exsisting glass panel with a repeat etched design on it, and need a glass panel to match it?
We can recreate that repeat pattern onto a new glass panel!
We can do this as a large glass panel, or even as a border option, as seen on the examples above for previous customers.
With bespoke glass it does come at an extra cost due to artwork fees and applying that design to glass.
Bespoke Brilliant Cutting
Brilliant Cut glass is a an excellent addition to a home, wether it be incorporaed into a lead light, or even in a nine panel door set.
Art Glass can even help you with any broken brillaint cut pieces being restored inside period homes,
you can see examples of this here.
We can offer a bespoke service of sandblasted
& enamelled coloured glass,
this can be made in
a design of your choice,
though please be aware
like any of our bespoke services they do come at
more of a cost due to art works fees and having
to apply the designs to the glass.
If you would
like to get an estimate for any ideas you are
considering please e-mail us with an image of
the desired design and sizes of the glass you
require to -
An example of one customers six
panel front door,
made with enamelled
red and sandblasted, (seen to the left)
but also allowing enough light into the
hallway to keep the room nice and bright.
if you require delivery your glass will have to be toughened.
This is a saftey regulation and we cannot by law send it by post un-toughened.
Alternativley if you want annealed glass you can collect it from our premises yourself.