A 1930’s stained glass panel the studio recently restored for a clients front door entrance. Some wonderful use of colours in the original (hand-blown glass shield in the centre) and we were able to match some of the broken panes with heritage & new glass we had in stock. The glass was cleaned and a complete re-leading was needed. The restored panel, with new wooden beading and support bars is now back installed in the customers front door.
Amblecote History Society will be holding the official unveiling of the ‘Sankey House Glass’ on Thursday evening of the 14th May 2015. Local historian and author Graham Fisher MBE will be unveiling the heritage Victorian glass, which will then be on permanent display at the Webb Corbett Visitor Centre for all to see.
The ‘Sankey House Glass’ is part of the local history, which was saved from the Victorian Sankey House, Amblecote High Street, which was also known as the Stourbridge Dance School before the property was demolished. The glass which is a series of 3 large cut-glass panels and smaller stained & cut-glass decorative panels, will form a ‘New Window’ within the Visitor Centre. With funding from Dudley Council and the expert craftsmanship and skill of glass artist Paul Floyd and Creative Woodworker Jamie Hubbard, this heritage glass has been saved for posterity.
The Webb Corbett Visitor Centre at the Glasshouse in Amblecote, is open from 10am till 4pm Tuesday to Saturday. Ian Dury the Heritage Officer can be contacted on telephone 01384 399419 for further information.