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Yorkshire Geordie

Stained Glass

When my wife and I moved to Devon, over two years ago now, I was particularly fond of the view of the River Otter, its entry into the sea and the red banks, green vegetation and pine trees.

This is a picture I took of the scene:-




My wife and I decided that it was a view we liked so much that we decided to make a window and glaze it with the scene.
We had a new kitchen fitted and whilst the works were under way we persuaded the builder to shove our desired window into an otherwise blank wall of our living room.
A stained glass maker on Exeter Quay was commissioned to produce the glazing which I got framed.
I put it into the internal reveal of the window and here is the finished article in today's sunshine:-



Proper Job, as the locals say.  
Martyn
Gareth

I bet the sun light in the room is beautiful and soothing from that window.

That is a very nice job.
kaz

What a beautiful reminder of the scene. It must change with every different light setting.  
12Bore

That is fantastic!!
MrsWW

Looks wonderful  
Lorrainelovesplants

I love stained glass and have done a bit.
The problem is (having double glazing) finding where in the house to use it properly!

An internal window is great.....do you think he'd put one in somewhere for me?
sandrar

It's beautiful! I love stained glass and the light it throws across a room.
WhatCameFirst

That is beautiful!  
Polly

Just lovely!
Mo

What a wonderful idea!  
sod

That is very good love it
sapphire

That is lovely  
kat_lewis

Beautifull  
mrs tiggywinkle

Thats excellent. i love it. Bet it looks lovely when the sun shines!
sod



This is of the lighthouse out at  "Castle Point"
12Bore

Love it, I'd love to have a go at stained glasswork.
Lorrainelovesplants

Its not as hard as you'd think.  I went on a 10 week course a few years back, the first 3 weeks we were shown what to do, the rest of the time we were coached in simple projects.

The gear is a bit pricey - you need a grinder (50), a soldering iron and a couple of other bits and bobs, and the glass is about a tenner a small foot square sheet.  There are 2 types copper foil (for fiddly intricate stuff) or lead(windows mainly).
Id like to do a small bit on my website (when i have time) but there are plenty of tutorials on Utube - mainly American, but very good.
Rena

Love how you 'captured' the photo so well!! Very nice and I'm guessing it is a nice lighting of colour in the room! Very nicely done!


Nice lighthouse Sod! Beautiful as well!

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