Etched glass is commonly seen in & around the
front doors of Victorian houses. It usually consists of a
stylised design, often incorporating flowers and fern
fronds, set against a frosted white background.
The etching process depended on the unique qualities
of hydrofluoric acid which is capable of eating or
etching away the surface of glass. This and a variety of
other techniques can be supplied by the craftspeople
PO Box 889
Phone 02 9419 7354
Etched glass in traditional & modern patterns to your
design or from my library of one of Australia's largest
collections of etched glass patterns. In most cases I can
replicate your original, damaged or missing patterns or
provide appropriate alternatives.
Work is executed in ruby, blue, white or clear glass.
Gilding and yellow staining available. Blasting or
bevelling by arrangement. Consultations are free and
usually enjoyable! I collect decorated tiles and
Windows were often called 'lights' in the nineteenth
century & the term 'leadlight' comes from the use of
a pattern of coloured glass set into a framework of lead
strips. Leadlight is often called 'stained glass' but,
even though they are frequently used together, they are
quite different techniques.
If the decorative glass in your house consists of
individual pieces of coloured glass in a mosaic or
regular pattern you are looking at leadlight work.
Contact the craftspeople listed here for advice and
assistance with decorative glass.
98 Waterworks Rd, Ashgrove Phone 07 3366 1999
Fax 07 3366 7019
Open M - F 9.00 am - 5.00 pm, Sat 9.00 am - 4.00 pm
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