I offer a fast, professional, repair service for all types of stained-glass - including 'Tiffany' lampshades, Church windows, commercial premises, door & window panels in West Cork and throughout Ireland...
It's a sad fact of life that things get broken - and stained-glass is no exception.
However, the good news is that I can repair most types of stained glass, both quickly and inexpensively.
It is very difficult to give hard-and-fast prices without seeing the item in question, as there are many factors involved. If you have something that you'd like me to look at - please contact me, and, if possible, email me some photos of the item. I may be able to quote you there & then, or I may ask that you bring the piece to me so I can see it better - or, (in the case of an installed window or panel) I may visit the site to see for myself.
Some small window repairs can be done 'in-situ' without removing the panel - particularly with leaded windows in Churches - but, for more extensive repairs, I usually recommend removing the glass so that I can work on it in my studio.
I can usually repair 'leaded' stained-glass, and Tiffany-style glass (where the glass is held in place with copper foil that is then soldered together - often used in lampshades and smaller items).
There are some cheap 'Tiffany-style' lampshades on the market that are made in an unconventional fashion - and are either resin instead of glass, or are glass held in place with resin. Both of these styles are very difficult, if not impossible, to repair - but, once I see it, I can tell you very quickly whether your piece is repairable. If your new 'Tiffany' lampshade came from an online auction site, or a tv shopping channel, then the most cost-effective 'repair' is often to simply buy a replacement shade from the same source.
When making a repair, I will do everything I can to match the original glass, but some older colours (and particularly textures) of glass are simply not made nowadays, so I will work on a 'best match' basis.
Most of the time, my clients can't spot where the repaired sections are!
Updates and remodelling are a special type of repair - perhaps you have a stained-glass panel that doesn't fit your current window-size - I can usually re-size panels, either making them larger or smaller, so you can continue to enjoy them.
Please feel free to contact us with your enquiry - and I will do my very best to help you.
Repairing / rebuilding a leaded-glass door-panel from a local West Cork bar
This particular panel was more broken than whole - and, in the end, the only part of the original panel that could be salvaged was the centre 'BAR' section.
A paper pattern was created from the original window, and new glass and lead was cut and assembled to copy the original panel.
There were several days of work in this project - thankfully, not all repairs involve quite some much reconstruction work!
Repairing a "Tiffany" stained-glass lampshade
This 24-inch diameter lampshade, made using the copper-foil 'Tiffany' technique, had suffered an accident at some time in the past, and the brass 'vase cap' on the top of the lamp had become detached from the glass shade. Watch as I repair the lampshade & restore it to its former glory. About six hours work from start to finish.
This is a fairly common repair on 'Tiffany' lampshades - they can usually be completely restored to their original glory, and, due to some specialised reinforcement techniques, they are usually 'Better than new' after being repaired.
These photos are in pairs - showing the 'before' and the 'after'.