Abinger Stained Glass, The Home of Stained Glass in The Heart of the Surrey Hills.
My studio nestles in the beautiful countryside of the North Downs at Abinger Hammer, Surrey. I specialise in bespoke commissioned work and also have extensive experience with restoring historical stained glass. With over 25 years experience of working with glass you are assured a sympathetic and intelligent approach to the manufacture of your bespoke stained glass.
Repair and Restoration
I also carry out all repair and restoration work on stained glass and leaded lights. I love to bring your sad old leaded lights back to life and give them another 100 years of service! The lead has a life of approximately 100 years depending on where the window is situated. In a busy door way, constantly opening and closing, it may be less. You can easily tell if your windows need T.L.C if they rattle when tapped or if they are bowed. We can also carry out simple repairs in situ. One single broken piece does not always mean the whole panel has to be removed.
My name is Amanda Winfield. In 1980 I attended Medway College Of Art and Design for a year’s Foundation course in Art and went on to Chelsea School of Art, London to study for 3 years in Mural Design and Public Art. This course was fantastic, a mixed media fine art based course which allowed us to study printmaking, textile design, fine art painting and drawing, technical drawing, sculpture and of course glass.
I left Chelsea in 1984 and was very lucky to secure a job as assistant to Set Designer Tom McPhillips who went on to found the company Atomic Design in the States. What great training, we designed sets for bands on tour, shows in the theatre and work for television including children’s TV and advertisements. As assistant to Tom I learnt so much about working to deadlines, striving for the best for the customer, realising the design and how to enjoy work!
In the spring of 1986 I joined Goddard & Gibbs Studios in London as a trainee. When I left Goddard & Gibbs in 2000 I was their Studio Manager, responsible for all the stained glass work that came through their studios.
I set up Abinger Stained Glass in 2000 and have been working as a sole trader ever since. I give my best attention to every project however large or small. My colleague Norman Attwood carries out some of my figurative stained glass painting. Having trained at William Morris and Co I am very lucky to have such a fine and brilliant stained glass painter to work with.
Courses in Glass
I love to pass on my skills, so teach glass courses regularly. All my students know that I am always available for free advice or help, and I have a few who visit me now on a regular basis which is great.
With lovely views over the landscape from the workshop, and a very warm welcome, it is a wonderful retreat where learning the art and craft of stained glass is carried out in an informal and inspiring atmosphere.
I teach a maximum of 3 students at a time.
In 2010 I introduced a 2 day course called The Next Step.
This course is designed for those who have already carried out a one day course or similar. We explore further the joys of stained glass. Basic painting, fusing and acid etching skills are taught and the piece you make can be approx A3.
My fused Glass courses are also very popular as I teach you a lot in one day, glass cutting, design, colour and texture choices and form not to mention temperature control and compatibility! Come and make a beautiful and lasting edition to your home with my fused glass plate making and fused glass decoration course.
Stained Glass Taster Day £140.00 per person
Copper Foil Taster Day £140.00 per person
Glass Fusing For Fun £140.00 per person
The Next Step £260.00
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|Address:||2 Paddington Mill Cottages|
|View Map:||Click here to view a map of this location.|
|E-mail:||amanda1 AT abinger-stained-glass.co.uk|
|Job Value:||£150 - £30,000|
|Proficiency:||Pre 1919, Grade II, Grade II*, Grade I, Churches, Scheduled Monuments|
|Register Listings:||Glazing Restoration|
Stained Glass Commissions
Stained Glass Conservators
|Directory Listings:||Glass Repairs|
Stained Glass Commissions
|Title:||Darley Mausoleum Windows|
|Client:||Godstone Glass, Purcell,Miller,Triton|
3 new 3metre lunette windows for the restoration of Darnley Mausoleum in Kent