This project involved the restructuring of a Frederick Eden five-light stained glass window from a redundant church, into a three-light window with traceries for All Saint’s Lady Chapel to complement existing Eden glass in the East window.
It is unusual for a design to need to be created for a restoration, yet in this case it was necessary to enable us to decide where to best place existing painted details and where new areas would need to be painted to account for the different size and shape of the new location.
Each window was completely dismantled and a cutline created with the new positions for the figures. Some of the angels had to be divided over two traceries, involving parts of the drapery being repainted to create proper follow through of the image. We then created new areas where necessary, painted to match the existing style and be indistinguishable from the original areas.
The new “old” window was dedicated by the Bishop of Bath and Wells in a lovely summer evening ceremony.
“We have worked with John and Laura frequently for the repair of windows that have decayed with age or involve the complete reconstruction of serious damage. We have found them to be conscientious and skilful in their work, and have no hesitation in recommending them for the most demanding projects, both new and old.”
~ Alan Thomas Chartered Architects, Wells, England