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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
French Scene
These panels were fitted into a newly built house at the beginning of June 2015.
Wotton local scene
My customer wanted a local scene of Wotton Church and The Surrey Hills.
African Landscapes
I loved making these vibrant colourful panels, it made very me happy every day!
Tudor Roses
My customers wanted to keep the view into their hall so this glass is perfect.
What's happening at Abinger Stained Glass? - June/July 2015

Thanks for dropping into my website today.

I hope you find what you're looking for. I know there is a lot of new stained glass and leaded light work here but don't forget I carry out lots of repair work too! Lead came has a life of about 100 years so I am regularly remaking Victorian and Edwardian front door panels.

You will usually know when they need repairing! You will see cracks across the solder joints, they will rattle when you tap them and in extreme cases there will be glass dropping out or bowing. I reuse all the original glass, just replace the lead. We can either board or glaze your windows while we carry out the work.

Apart from the usual repair work going throughout the studios, I have some lovely new projects to make this year. Later in the summer, when the glass has arrived, (it's being specially made in America) I will be making two more Magnolia panels, like these

Another lovely project I will be making is a very free design and for this I will employ all kinds of techniques, sandblasting, silver staining, plating and enamelling to get the right finish. This is for a house in Warwickshire and will be a feature window over 2 metres tall.

There are a few places left on my Autumn and Winter courses and new dates for 2016 will be out in September.

I hope to hear from you

Amanda


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.
 

Glass Courses
Courses for Spring 2015 are now online. 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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