In 2019 refurbishment work began at the Church of St Thomas the Martyr, in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne. Part of the project required the removal of a huge Stained Glass display, which was to be redisplayed in a Stained Glass Display Centre illuminated frame.
Pictured here is the beautiful finished frame as it is now and some images of it as it was pre-refurbishment. It's a wonderful frame in a beautiful Church, right in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne.
A flashback to early 2022 when Directors Neil and Andy had some museum work in Barcelona. While there, we were lucky enough to be able to revisit the Sagrada Familia. It's a breathtaking architectural triumph and the single most impressive building housing Stained Glass that we've been to. Photographs simply cannot do the Stained Glass justice, as in person the colours magically dance through the air and fill the Church.
While Gaudi's opus is still unfinished, every time we're there it's amazing how much has changed and developed. For anyone who lives and breathes Stained Glass, it's an absolute must-see.
King Edward's School, Birmingham (@kesbham) kindly invited us to the grand unveiling of their stunning Burne-Jones window. The artwork was recently gifted to the school by Old Edwardians' Sir Paul Ruddock and Stuart Southall. The Stained Glass is now right at home, exactly where it should be, as Edward Burne-Jones attended the school in his youth.
The Stained Glass Display company was proud to have designed and manufactured the illuminated panel which houses the Burne-Jones panel. The Stained Glass itself was very carefully and precisely cleaned, repaired and restored by the gifted hands of Philip Crook at @vitrailstudios.
At the unveiling event there were speeches from Dr Katy Ricks (Chief Master of King Edward's) Stuart Southall and Dr Alison Smith (Chief Curator at the @nationalportraitgallery). It was a fabulous evening honouring a wonderful panel, now pride of place in a really special school.
Our reason for heading to Ely this week was to discuss some upcoming projects with Dr Jasmine Allen at the Stained Glass Museum.
The Stained Glass Museum is the UK's only museum dedicated to the wonderful craft of Stained Glass. They are based inside Ely Cathedral (what a beautiful setting) and their displays are quite a sight to behold! Their collection features an impressive range of styles, forms and types of Stained Glass, from contemporary art to pieces that are 800 years old! The Stained Glass Display Company has framed some pieces for the museum before (featured in an earlier Instagram post).
It's always a pleasure to visit the museum and Jasmine is so passionate and knowledgeable about Stained Glass that it's very inspiring to discuss it with her! Do check out the museum, it's well worth the trip - more details can be found at: www.stainedglassmuseum.com
Directors Neil and Andy spent some time this week visiting clients and VIPs across the UK. On their travels they were also able to stop at the breathtaking Ely Cathedral.
The Cathedral is perfectly set in the centre of picturesque Ely. It's a famous historical monument and a Christian Church offering daily worship, a place of prayer for locals and visitors from all around the world.
Ely Cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of Ely and is the mother church of more than 300 parishes in the Diocese of Ely.
The majority of our work tends to be based in the United Kingdom, which has a deep heritage of Stained Glass within its many Churches, Museums and various other buildings. We have however designed and manufactured frames for many clients all around the globe. Pictured here is a crate of bespoke Stained Glass frames that were sent to our friends in Toledo.