Coloured glass was long ago seen as a form of alchemy, a magical process.
The coloured light cast by glass was reputed to have supernatural properties.
Glass used to be a rare commodity.
It was made in small, irregularly shaped pieces. To glaze a window the pieces of
glass were combined together in a framework of lead calmes.
In the 15th century stained glass came to be used in domestic buildings. Period styles
developed as new fashions evolved and tastes changed Victorian, the Arts and Crafts
Movement, art nouveau, Edwardian, art deco, twenties and thirties vernacular, modern
Having suffered from ‘modernisation’ in the 1960s and 70s, domestic stained glass
is now in vogue once again.
Traditionally made leaded-lights have subtly faceted surfaces which give them their
Simulations of stained glass neither match the brilliance of coloured glass nor the
charm of a traditionally hand-built panel.
Leaded-light and stained glass panels for external or interior doors, door surrounds,
fanlights, borrowed lights, etc.
Stained-glass repairs in Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead, Bovingdon, Tring, Aylesbury,
St Albans, Radlett, Finchley and the surrounding areas.
John Proctor – maker and restorer of leaded and stained glass
Traditional Tradesman Traditional Methods Used
Coloured, painted and stained glass
Doors, Windows, Panels, Repairs, Stained Glass
I design, make, repair and restore stained glass using traditional Methods Berkhamsted,
Hemel Hempstead, Bovingdon, Tring, Aylesbury, St Albans, Radlett, Finchley and the
Traditionally made leaded coloured glass panels with kiln-fired hand-painted detail