A Reading from Homer – Fully Restored

Shaughnessy Restoration Completed ©Gilroy Stained GlassThe Restored Window

Some of you may have seen the post I did a couple of months ago about the damage to this beautiful 100 year old window in a home in Shaughnessy and our removal of it for restoration.

After we had got the damaged section back to our studio, we were able to find an excellent colour match for the original glass – a mouth-blown, hand-made European glass from our collection that we brought with us from England years ago. A new structural drawing was made, and the glass cut to shape. Various types of paint, binders and techniques were tested (the fun part!) to find the closest match possible to the original artist’s style. The new section was then re-leaded and this heritage window brought back to its full glory!
Shaughnessy restoration, removal of damaged window©Gilroy Stained Glass
Removing the damaged window
Shaughnessy restoration, tracing stage©Gilroy Stained Glass
Glass matched and cut, first painting stage completed
Shaughnessy Restoration, detail ©Gilroy Stained Glass
The restored section insitu