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My name is Amanda Winfield and I am passionate about glass! I have worked professionally in stained and decorative glass since 1986. I was trained at a prestigious London studio by elder craftsmen, in all the traditional techniques which have changed little since medieval times. In 2001 I set up Abinger Stained Glass and have been exploring new ideas, techniques and finishes to combine with the old to add interest and depth into my work.
If you need advice on a new project in stained glass or with a restoration of stained glass, leaded panels or fused glass anywhere in the UK or Europe feel free to call me.

Courses

I offer fun and informative courses in stained glass, fused glass and copper foiling here at my workshop in Surrey. Dates and availabilty online HERE.
For pictures of panels made on my courses click HERE

Kirstie's Homemade Home
In 2009 I took part in Episode 2 of the first series of Kirstie's Homemade Home for Channel 4. In the programme Kirstie Allsopp transforms her dilapidated house in Devon and along the way tries her hand at some traditional crafts. In my workshop here in Abinger Hammer, Kirstie designed and made a stained glass panel much like you can make on my one day stained glass course.

In 2010 I was thrilled to be asked back to make a window for Gemma and Shaun with the help of Kirstie Allsopp, for the Episode 1 of the second series of Kirstie's Homemade Home. This time we made a front door panel inspired by the stained glass already within their property.

The Daylight Project
I recently wrote a article for The Daylight Project about stained glass which can be found HERE.

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New on the Abinger Stained Glass Web Site
Peacock Inspired
My customers came to me with a little sketch idea of the front door panel they wanted to create.
The Magic Carpet
Having seen around their home and taken note of the kind of things they liked I came up with idea of a Magic Carpet.
A Patchwork Scheme
With the addition of the transom panel including the house number it has made this front entrance very cool!
Oak Tree
My customer wanted to depict their own oak tree in leaded glass.
What's happening at Abinger Stained Glass? - This Month - September 2014

I hope you've all had a fabulous summer? Just before we escaped to Brittany for a few weeks I delivered 4 panels to The Tower of London for a door in The Crypt of the Chapel. I look forward to sharing pictures of those soon.

I have totally recharged my batteries! Brittany is so quiet and there I have time to think and plan and sometimes design.

This year despite taking 4 designs, I didn't pick up my pencil once! Well, I suppose that means I have had a true break from my busy stained glass studio. I do get a bit twitchy though in the last few days of my holiday. Raring to get back into the workshop, cut glass, draw windows and get going again.

I think this is called the 'glass bug' and I have had this now for nearly 30 years! So, this week I have been tidying the workshop, catching up with office work and getting all ready for the next few months of work. First course of the autumn is on 6th September and I also have some amazing projects on the board, I will share them with you throughout the autumn.

New course dates online now for early 2015!

Best Wishes
Amanda

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A set of 3 encapsulated panels in a new oak porch in Sussex. Featuring acid etching and stained glass painting.


My Workshop
I would like to introduce you to, My Workshop ! It has become obvious to me over the years that many of my students would love to carry on at home but just don't have the space. It can also be a bit of a hefty outlay on tools and equipment. This is why I am opening my doors to my students. It will be on an hourly basis and when you like! You might want to create for 2 hours a week or 10 and subject to other students and my workload we should be able to accommodate you. Of course this is a very busy little workshop so there will be a bit of shuffling about but I am positive this will work. I will store your projects for you in between times, you will have full use of a set of tools and if you like you can buy the materials from me for your project. I will be there to help and guide you through any little problems and glitches but in essence the space will be yours for the time booked! All you need to do is turn up and have fun! Email or phone me to find out availability and costs.
 

Stained Glass Courses
Courses for Spring 2014 are now online. Courses through to the end of 2013 are all full. See list HERE. To add yourself to the emailing list for later courses in 2014 please send me an email and you will get a list of the dates before they go online!

Beautiful stained glass for your home, business or place of worship.
Taster days making Stained Glass, Copper Foil or Glass Fusing.
Step by step guide to commissioning stained glass.
We repair and restore stained glass and leaded lights.

Amanda Winfield, Abinger Stained Glass. Abinger Hammer, Nr Dorking, Surrey. UK 01306 730617

UK Designers and manufacturers of traditional and contemporary stained glass. Stained Glass Repairs

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