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Glass Course – 8 Weeks – Start: 17/04/2018

Glass Course: Day Class

Glass designer & maker Paul Floyd will lead open classes in glass making.  The course has been set-up to enable intermediate and advanced students to work on either a stained glass panel or a series of fused glass projects of their own design.  Students should have completed either a beginners stained glass workshop or a beginners fused glass workskop previously and would like to build on their previous skills, knowledge and creativity.  Paul Floyd will offer guidance with your projects in a friendly and supportive workshop.

This is a flexible course and if 8 weeks is too long for your project, then a minimum block of 4 weeks can also be booked.  All hand tools are provided for the course.

Materials & Kiln-Firing Costs are extra and can be discussed prior to start of course.  A Typical example of materials & kiln-firing costs: Stained Glass Panel – 35cm x 35cm = £25 and Fused Glass Panel – 30cm x 30cm = £25.  The kiln can also be hired by arrangement for additional firings and extra materials bought as and when needed.

Only 4 people per workshop for maximum individual attention.

Day Class

  • Starts: Tuesday 17th April 2018
  • Half-Term Holiday: Tuesday 29th May 2018
  • Finishes: Tuesday 12th June 2018
  • Duration: 8 weeks (with half-term break)
  • Time: 9:30am till 12:30pm
  • Costs: £240
  • Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Venue: Transparent Glass Studio, Ruskin Glass Centre, The Glasshouse, Wollaston Road, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 4HE

For more information and booking contact Paul Floyd  or on the details below.

Studio: 01384 399412

Email: info@paulfloyd.co.uk

Participant Information:

Aprons will be provided, please wear older clothes and no open-toe shoes.  If this course involves working with lead, unfortunately we recommend that pregnant & nursing mothers do not attend.

 

Glass Course – 8 Weeks – Start: 16/01/2018

Glass Course: Day Class

Glass designer & maker Paul Floyd will lead open classes in glass making.  The course has been set-up to enable intermediate and advanced students to work on either a stained glass panel or a series of fused glass projects of their own design.  Students should have completed either a beginners stained glass workshop or a beginners fused glass workskop previously and would like to build on their previous skills, knowledge and creativity.  Paul Floyd will offer guidance with your projects in a friendly and supportive workshop.

This is a flexible course and if 8 weeks is too long for your project, then a minimum block of 4 weeks can also be booked.  All hand tools are provided for the course.

Materials & Kiln-Firing Costs are extra and can be discussed prior to start of course.  A Typical example of materials & kiln-firing costs: Stained Glass Panel – 35cm x 35cm = £25 and Fused Glass Panel – 30cm x 30cm = £25.  The kiln can also be hired by arrangement for additional firings and extra materials bought as and when needed.

Only 4 people per workshop for maximum individual attention.

Day Class

  • Starts: Tuesday 13th January 2018
  • Half-Term Holiday: Tuesday 20th February 2018
  • Finishes: Tuesday 13th March 2018
  • Duration: 8 weeks (with half-term break)
  • Time: 9:30am till 12:30pm
  • Costs: £240
  • Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Venue: Transparent Glass Studio, Ruskin Glass Centre, The Glasshouse, Wollaston Road, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 4HE

For more information and booking contact Paul Floyd  or on the details below.

Studio: 01384 399412

Email: info@paulfloyd.co.uk

Participant Information:

Aprons will be provided, please wear older clothes and no open-toe shoes.  If this course involves working with lead, unfortunately we recommend that pregnant & nursing mothers do not attend.

 

1930’s Stained Glass Windows Survey

The studio has recently been to survey a series of 1930’s stained glass windows that will need some repairs and restoration over the coming months.  Transparent Glass Studio Stained Glass Restoration 01

Bay Window – leaded lights and stained glass transoms

The stained glass and leaded panels are in original metal frames, which also need some restoration in areas.  The surrounding woodwork frames are in amazing condition and a testimony to the materials used and also the regular maintenance since they were fitted.

Transparent Glass Studio Stained Glass Restoration 02

Wonderful Tulip design in the Bathroom Window side panels

The stained glass has been designed throughout the house with some amazing patterns, in-keeping with the time, but also has an Arts & Crafts feel to some of the elements.  The stained glass contains some beautiful colours and a lot within the patterns are handmade mouthblown colours.  It really is a privilege to view these wonderful windows and house.

Victorian Stained Glass Bay Window Restoration

Just before Easter the studio completed a repair and restoration of four fantastic Victorian stained glass bay window panels.  There were several breaks within the borders that needed replacing with restoration glass to match and new border leads were needed across the four panels.  The stained glass windows were then cleaned and polished to bring them back to their former glory.

Such a great feature for the house that is worth all the attention they needed, with some wonderful handmade spun rondels and coloured textured glass.  The stained glass windows have now be taken to the glazier for encapsulating into double glazed units and will then be installed into new wooden window frames.

The studio recently completed a repair and part restoration of two reclaimed church stained glass windows.  The panels are coloured glass diamond patterns, with a red glass border.  The glass diamonds have a great random texture to the different tints of colours greens, clears and ambers.

On the workbench before cleaning:Transparent Glass Studio - Stained Glass Restoration - Church Window (5)

After first stage cleaning:Transparent Glass Studio - Stained Glass Restoration - Church Window (1)

Some repairs to the red border glass was needed and the 2 panels have had a new leaded border and reinforcement for strengthening.

Abstract Stained Glass Transom Window – Studio Journal

The studio has been working on designing and making an abstract coloured glass window panel.  The stained glass panel will eventually be fitted in the transom (toplight) window above the customers door.

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A number of colour arrangements was tried, working to some set colours and a sample of the clients interior colour scheme.

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I used different textures to add interest with repeated colours and it will influence movement of light across the whole of the panel.

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Looking forward to seeing this panel, (once the cement has dried) – up towards the light.

 

 

Circular Traditional Stained Glass Window

The studio recently completed a restoration, which turned out to be a complete re-build of a 1950’s circular stained glass window panel.  Really a new window based on a traditional pattern, in-keeping with the property.  All of the background clear textured glass has been replaced and the centre diamond (also replaced) is handmade mouthblown amber glass.  A simple pattern, with good use of colour and texture.

Transparent Glass Studio Stained Glass Window 01 Copyright 2016

A pattern was made of the existing window which was broken in many of the glass pieces, the glass was then cut to pattern, leaded, soldered at the joints and cemented (putty based) to make stronger and weatherproof.  The window has now been fitted back into the window frame of the customers home.

Transparent Glass Studio Stained Glass Window 02 Copyright 2016

Transparent Glass Studio Stained Glass Window 03 Copyright 2016

 

Just been to visit with a fellow stained glass colleague from ‘Decorative Glass Restorations’, a Victorian House that is being restored and converted into apartments.

The stained glass needs restoring and there are a number of breaks in some of the panels that will need to be replaced with restoration glass to match.  Amazing large 22 panel landing window, front door and side door all need bringing back to their former glory.

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.

Transparent Glass Studio Haden Hill 1930s SG Restoration (13)

Traditional 1950s Stained Glass

We have been working offsite this week on some in-situ repairs to a series of 1950s stained glass windows. The residential home has bay windows each with feature leaded panels and stained glass top lights. Most of the decorative panels contain some unique handmade mouth-blown coloured glass.

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