Cathedral Stained Glass Designs from the UK Winged Heart cathedral stained glass window reproductions make truly inspirational art gifts. Our range of cathedral design glass gifts include several examples of Rose Windows, Angels, Nativity scenes and beautiful decorative motives from stained glass windows ancient and modern. With the transference of light through the jewel-like colours of these pieces, some of the spirit from these ancient churches and cathedrals lives on in our lives.
Cathedral Stained Glass Designs from France France has so many wonderful gothic cathedrals - real treasure houses of art in all its forms. We are gradually working around them reproducing details from just a small fraction of the beautiful stained glass windows these cathedrals contain. We re-draw them completely to make our artwork - even rose windows - like the wonderful one in the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris ! The Sainte Chapelle, near to Notre Dame Cathedral, was built by King Louis lX to house the Holy Crown of Thorns of Jesus which he had purchased at enormous cost. The Sainte Chapelle itself was built like a jewelled casket, with stained glass windows reaching high, up to heaven, innovating with minimal stone between the windows. It remains one of the must-see sights in Paris after the Notre Dame Cathedral.
Cathedral Stained Glass Designs from Ireland We have produced an attractive collection of reproductions from the wonderful St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin. Here is the first design - one of a pair of colourful motives depicting the iconic images of Ireland, the Shamrock and the Harp.
The Pre-Raphaelites We have reproduced and reinterpreted a number of William Morris, Burne-Jones and other Pre-Raphaelite artists' designs for stained glass and other arts and crafts, adapting them to our own hand made decorative glass. We are gradually building up quite a collection - we're very much drawn to the work of these artists, and they have universal appeal. This year we have re-drawn the Rossetti 'King Rene's Honeymoon - Music' panel for the current Pre-Raphaelite exhibition at Tate Britain, and also a collection of designs from William Morris's 'Red House', which you can see at the Tate and the Red House shops.
Here are designs that are available from us direct.
'Stained Glass' Paperweights Our new 'stained glass' paperweights are unique. They feature our hand-painted glass set into quality French glass paperweights. The effect is very interesting as they are completely transparent (no felt necessary on the bottom of the paperweight), and we have had a lot of interest since we introduced them last autumn. They measure 70mm by 20mm (2.75" x 0.75"), and we put them into attractive ivory gift boxes. Like all of our products, of course, we make them here in the borders of Scotland and Cumbria.
We are gradually introducing more and more designs in various collections into the Paperweights. There are now Cathedral and Heritage designs, Scottish designs, Celtic, Birds and Flowers, and some examples of 'specials' we have made for customers.
Celtic Glass Window Decorations Our Celtic Window Art and Gifts at present feature our 6" Roundels, 6" Panels and 2.5" Roundelettes in a large range of designs and colours. All of our products are beautifully gift boxed in ecologically sound materials which are recyclable, so they make attractive and unusual gifts for anyone who is enthusiastic about Celtic Art.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh Stained Glass Charles Rennie Mackintosh was an innovating architect, artist and designer during the late 1800s to the 1930s in Britain. Born in Glasgow, Mackintosh trained at the Glasgow School of Art where he met his wife Margaret Macdonald, and, whilst still a young man he won great acclaim in Europe. Rennie Mackintosh's work also made a strong inluence on Frank Lloyd Wright in the USA. His work fell out of fashion in his later years and unfortunately he died in relative obscurity. More recently his style has become very much appreciated and respected again, and many people love his elegant designs.
Wild Flowers and Garden Flowers. We produce a lot of Flower and butterfly designs!! They are made in several styles and sizes of product. There are our miniature 2.5" Roundelettes, 4" Roundels, and 6" Roundels. Our 'stained glass' Roundels and Roundelettes are hand painted, framed with traditional lead and hung with trace chain. They are also supplied with window suction cups. Our floral Trinket Boxes and Photo Frames are extremely popular too, and very pretty gifts.
Birds We have drawn many bird designs over the years and painted them on various items in our range of window decorations and gifts. Most depict British birds, but we also have beautiful red 'Cardinals' from the USA and birds from other countries. The glass Window Decorations are mainly available in 6" diameter and 2.5" diameter roundels, with 4" diameter in a few designs. They are framed with traditional lead, hung with trace chain, and supplied beautifully gift boxed in burgundy.
Farming and Country Themes In our beautiful part of the world, farming is very important. Cattle and sheep can be seen in many of the fields and on the hills. Farmers out and about on their tractors are a familiar site, as are their collie dogs. Often, when we go to work along the country road we see herds of sheep in the road being encouraged along by diligent and hard-working collies.
Cat Designs on Glass Cats! We love them, and have drawn designs showing cats of all descriptions. The hand-crafted glass ranges below include window decorations, little jewellery boxes and photoframes, and greetings cards with hand-painted window stickers attached.
Dog Designs on Glass We have produced a number of dog breed designs on glass - mostly in our very popular 2.5" Roundelette window decorations. The Collie designs, however, are also made in our larger 6" diameter window Roundels, and the 'Collie Pups and Lamb' design is available as a small Jewellery box and 'Photocard' Photoframe. See also our Collie and Lambs greeting card with window sticker attached - a lovely little gift on a card.
Peace Designs Some of the glass we have designed include symbols of Peace - something we all hope for in the world. Our 'Doves of Peace' Roundelettes, Roundel, Jewellery Box and Photoframe show doves flying in front of a rainbow (in the West a symbol of God's promise of hope for the world), and our 'Peace' rose design features the pale gold, pink tinged rose that reminded the man who first grew it of a rosy dawn - the beginning of a new and better time after a time of war. So he called it 'Peace
Christian and Inspirational For Christenings and Confirmations. Gift boxed tryptichs, and pretty hand painted glass window decorations, framed with nickel-plated copper and hung with transparent 'stretch magic' jewellery cord. Our selection includes some of the best loved Christian wordings and Bible texts. They are decorated with high quality Swarovski crystals to catch the light in a window.
Scotland's Heritage Scotland's historic, rich heritage and landscape has been the inspiration for our stained glass and glass gift designs. In our stained glass range you will find Scottish Flowers and Thistles, heraldry, Pipers and Highland Cattle. In the Scottish Gifts range you will see pretty jewellery boxes, clocks and photoframes with Thistles and Heather and other Scottish Flower designs.
Ireland's Heritage The first designs in our Irish design range are Celtic Shamrocks and Claddagh Rings handpainted on glass. They are available as handpainted glass Window Art Roundels and 'Roundelettes', Photo Frames and Trinket Boxes. Our little shamrock designs make lovely Irish gifts and our Claddaghs are beautiful wedding presents, or gifts to say 'I love You' on Valentines Day.
Beatrix Potter hand painted Glass and Clings Our hand painted glass range of Beatrix Potter is made at our studio in Brampton, Cumbria. In the distance the beautiful mountains of the Lake District can be seen from close by. We're proud to be one of the very few manufacturers of Beatrix Potter products made in Cumbria. All our glass products are packaged in very attractive ivory and pale blue gift boxes and make beautiful gifts for Beatrix Potter lovers and collectors. See our products on sale in the shop at Beatrix Potter's lovely old house in Little Sawrey, and 'The World of Beatrix Potter' in Bowness on Windermere, both in the Lakes so loved by Beatrix Potter..
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Gift Service For all our products we provide a gift wrapping service. You can select the type of occasion to have your gift wrapped for, select the delivery date and write a message for a card which we will attach to the wrapped gift.