The Stained Glass Display Company

The World's No.1 Specialists in Displaying & Lighting Stained Glass

 

About Us

IWF  was established as a second business in 1963 by Ian Wilton. 

Already running a successful international business, he wanted to experiment with various commercial ideas and to allow him to develop a business trading only in things that interested him.

Following Ian's principles various successful business ideas were tried over the years. In the 1980s the current owner, son Neil Wilton, came to the business to start making and selling tools for stained glass workers. This developed into a successful Stained Glass Centre in Newcastle where stained craft tools, glass and materials were sold. Adding evening classes boosted craft customers. Many Stained Glass commissions were undertaken too, some originated by class attendees who now appreciated the skills involved.

During this time we were approached by one or two museums who, while they were buying our tools, were looking for a better way to display their stained glass collections. Wooden frames were bad for the conservation of the lead and were intrusive and often unsightly. From this small beginning we have become specialists in displaying, storing and lighting stained glass.

As you will see we have a wide range of clients and each has different needs, criteria and budgets. Some clients prefer to remain anonymous so are not included.

There is very little we cannot undertake and as well as Stained Glass, we have provided systems for plaster friezes, tapestries and even a traveling "Street Furniture" display. (See Andrew Morley left for photos)

We love a challenge. So even if you think your needs might be unworkable, get in touch.

We can probably make it a reality.