At Designs in Glass we design and make stained glass windows and kiln formed glass products from our workshop near Abingdon, Oxfordshire.
Our stained glass work includes:
We were delighted to be selected to carry out the conservation work on the heraldic panels which form part of the refurbished Abingdon County Hall Museum. See our Repairs page for more information about this project.
We are always happy to discuss with you any ideas you may have for stained glass work, giving advice and quotes free of charge. You can contact us by telephone or e-mail, or meet us at one of the events we attend. You can also arrange for us to visit you at home if you live in the Oxfordshire area.
Examples of our work can be seen at the events we attend, at our workshop by appointment, or by browsing the galleries on our Stained Glass and Repairs pages.
|New commission for front door window|
|It has been almost a year since we had the glass in our 1930s front door replaced by Mark. Since then not a day has gone by when I have not thought to myself that ‘this was one of the best jobs that has been carried out in our house’. The stained glass has not only improved the overall feel of the hallway, making it more interesting and providing a beautiful array of colours when the sun comes through but has also restored an original door into a beautiful entrance statement. The colours and textures carefully chosen by Mark match the original perfectly. Mark had us involved in the whole design process and checked that we were happy with everything throughout the design process. He was extremely reliable and his price was very competitive and went above and beyond in terms of the time he spent with us and the attention to detail. This was by far the best customer satisfaction experience I have had in a long time. Something that seems hard to get these days.|
|New commission for front door window|
|Thank you Mark (and Debbie for your design skills), It was a pleasure to work with you on designing and installing this window as a surprise Birthday present for my mother: from your sensitivity and patience (despite my vagueness at design stage), and for offering your own creative inspiration - to working to a tight time frame, and problem solving quickly and efficiently at fitting, in order to be able to unveil on the day. Mark listened and communicated and offered practical and creative advice throughout the process; went out of his way to make this a special birthday surprise; and made me feel like we were on the same wave length from start to finish. We are thrilled with the result which brings soft light, warmth and subtle beauty to a previously dark hallway! Great job, really enjoyable experience! Highly recommended. Thank you|
|New commission for front door and fanlight, to client's design|
|I had some very good advice from Mark as I was planning to have stained glass panels made up and fitted into a upvc front door and fanlight. Stained glass, as he told me, is designed for wood doors but as I had upvc the stained glass had to be encased inside double glazed units. He and Debbie painstakingly went through my designs and choice of colour and must have put hours into this job for which I will be eternally grateful - nothing was too much. I can't stop admiring my beautiful new door!||New commission for front door, to client's design|
|I love the panel you have made for our door. It is exactly what I wanted and the glass in the roses is fantastic! I wish we hadn't waited for 15 years to do this! I really appreciate all the advice you gave on the glass and the care you took in turning my picture into reality.|
|Memorial stained glass panel|
|Thank you so much for all the time, thoughtfulness and care you put into producing the wonderful stained glass panel for me...It was a great experience working with you both, sharing ideas and skills (yours!).|
|New commission for front door|
|A relatively small commission for Mark, but he provided a very personal and helpful service, taking the time to send us various prototype designs and even photos of how they would look in place once made. I appreciated the help in choosing the types of glass and the colours for each component and always felt very confident in the final outcome. Now we have a beautiful new front door, many thanks!|
|New commission for front door, to client's design|
|Whilst we were pretty sure in our mind exactly what we wanted, both Mark and Debbie were keen to offer advice based on their vast experience. This advice proved invaluable as the end result was so much better than we could ever have hoped, a truly beautiful door that transformed the front of our house|
|Window repairs for chapel and hall|
|Mark gave us useful practical advice and several options for full versus partial rebuilding - all very clearly explained and priced. The end result was excellent: a combination of rebuilt and repaired windows with carefully matched replacement glass where required. All done on time and to budget. Can't recommend too highly - we would certainly use them again.|
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