This simple door panel has been restored and given a new lease of life. Its simple colour pallet together with antique flemish finish, the value of saving this panel is clear. As you can see from the images the glass was in good condition, however the lead needed replacing. This panel will now light its home for many years to come and delight all who visit it home.
This panel came into the studio in 2 pieces, it had seen better days. Although the glass make have been dirty and the lead in need of replacing this panel was stunning. With its antique glass and unique design it was a delight to see it rebirth as the process of restoration took place. To restore this panel it was soaked, disassembled, cleaned, re-leaded, puttied and polished. The picture speaks for itself, this truly was and will be a stunning window for years to come.
Over eight years ago this mosaic piece was created for my client in the palliative care unit at the Austin hospital. Sadly it was in need of some love and repair and it original artist was unable to restore her work. As part of this restoration the mosaic was cleaned, broken pieces where replaced, grout restored and finally resealed. It was a joy to be able to bring new life to this mosaic and restore a treasured memory in the process.
One of our very talented students is in the grips of home restoration. At times its lovely to take your time completing windows in one of our many classes, but these sashes needed to be repaired quickly. This set of sash windows were, a re-leaded, puttied, polished and are now ready to bring much needed light to accompany the restoration in there new home.
Door panels are often damaged, brittle and in need of repair. This panel required reinforcing lead to be incorporated into the repair. Older panels often have some form of reinforcing, however we now has access to visually seem less reinforcing lead which can be incorporated into designs. Door panels need to be strong enough to endure constant movement and the impact of the door opening and closing. Nestled back in-between the original side panels this door will now last for many years to come.
Often in our homes we have little accidents, it unfortunate when a set of windows is suddenly broken. An otherwise seemingly simple repair became complicated when it come to replacing glass no longer in production. However with a little time and a few calls we were about to replace the organelle glass to match and restore this piece to its former glory.
Many restoration pieces are born out of our clients love for restoring their homes. This door surround was found incomplete and in need of restoration. After consultation, our clients had the vision to keep the historic charm of the original panels and add side lights with classic clear textures to bring light to this entry way, whilst still holding onto the original design.
It was such a pleasure to work with these clients to recreate this entry way and be part of their home restoration. We look forward to adding a final picture of the entry way when the house restoration is complete.
This crystal cabinet door had seen better days, but bringing back the sparkle was our please to see life reborn in this family heirloom. This classic 1930s design lives another day and will be treasured by the family for many years to come.
Installed in 1995 these 11 panels captured the words of John 13: 34-35 ‘As I have loved you, so you just love one another.’ As the light rises from this piece it is truly a speculator site to see with its many shades of blue and golds depicting the suns setting and rising. Elizabeth and Michael designed and constructed this commission measuring a whopping 11 meters in length and 1 meter in height. The window still exists in the old church, now the Church hall of St Leo’s parish Altona.
St Margaret Mary’s -Mary Mackillop window was installed 20th Feb 2010. This window was designed by Sr. Therese Quinn, drawn to specification by Elizabeth Vassallo, painted by Enes Bowen and was built and completed by Michael. Made to celebrate Mary Mackillop this window also holds significance as it was made in memory of Inez & Anthony Cassar as well as Romilda & Anthony Vassallo, Elizabeth and Michaels parents.