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Meridian Stained Glass was set up by Barry and Nia Brady in 1992. We have over 23 years of experience in the design and fabrication of new stained glass, the conservation and restoration of ecclesiastical stained glass and the repair of secular and residential stained glass and leaded lights.
Barry and Nia both had their formal training in stained glass at the Wrexham Architectural Glass course under Mr Mel Harries.
After working as a freelance glass artist for various companies, Barry was employed at Ancient and Modern glass based in Bangor-On-Dee, where he stayed for a year. He was then employed as a studio manager at L.G.S Tectonics based in Halkyn, North Wales. LGS Tectonics was owned by the late Mr Den Robinson.
Two years after Barry leaving LGS Tectonics to set up Meridian Stained Glass, LGS was bought by Chester Masonry and renamed Linley Stained Glass. The small gallery shows some of Barry's favourite pieces he led a team producing during his tenure.
Other team members during this period were Mr Phillip Gough, currently working for Fusion Glass in London and Mr Nick Wilson who completed his training on these jobs, then staying on after Chester Masonry bought the company.
The Monastery at Carmel in Allerton on the outskirts of Liverpool is the first new build Monastery in Europe in 105 years. We closely consulted with the Client (the Carmelite Order) to produce a design that they were happy with. The windows, 2 at 6 metres by 1 metre and 1 at almost 6 metres by 2 metres were completely manufactured in Lamberts Glass and encapsulated in sealed units which were installed in an aluminium framework. The project was managed by Hardie Brack and the main contractor on the build was Nobles Construction.
Oswestry School Chapel.
This window was designed as a commemorative window celebrating the Schools 150 year anniversary. We ran workshops with students at the School with the view to actually have students artwork translated into Stained Glass. Their design ideas depicted events relative to the Schools history. Other events and ideas that we believe reflected the Schools history were also included. The majority of this window was manufactured using Lamberts Glass.
St Andrews Church.
The Client wanted Stained Glass panels designed for this Church. It was decided to frame the panels and mount them on the wall behind the Altar (Ecclesiastical East) rather than install into an existing window aperture. The Client wished to have an image of the 'Calling' of Andrew and his brother Peter, to be Apostles, by Jesus. The design was divided into two panels approximately 2 metres by 0.5 metres, one showing Christ and the other showing Andrew and Peter. It was decided that due to the close connection to the local school that the students provide some artwork to be included in the design. This was accomplished by adding a third panel filled with the the students artwork. Once all the panels were complete and framed they were all backlit by LED Lighting in order to illuminate when they were wall mounted.
The client bought this old Pub and started to renovate after completely gutting it. We worked closely with Tim and Lynne Watson to produce a design as a Bar Canopy. Tim did a lot of climbing and hill walking and wanted the standing stone circle at Castlerigg depicted. This window was manufactured in Lamberts Glass. The Bar Canopy was fitted at a 70 degree angle and is approximately 90 square feet of glass. We have manufactured other new windows for for both private Clients and Churches, a small example of which is represented. From Door Panels to specific commissions.
Stained Glass Conservation
Stained Glass Studios tend to do a lot of Conservation of Stained Glass and we are no exception.
From completely Conserving all the windows in a church such as Greenfield Parish Church where all the windows were removed and all damaged glass was replaced using an appropriate Mouthblown or Cylinder Glass before completely releading all the lancets.
Or in the case of Llangernw Church where we removed and conserved and completely releaded the Clutterbuck East Window.
Or when the Church at Capel Garmon was closed we removed the East Window. The window had been heavily vandalised and the repair and conservation entailed extensive repainting before being relocated to Llanrwst Parish Church.
The East Window at Llandulas Parish Church required removal and minimal interference Conservation had to be conducted to the three lancets, all of which were badly bowed.
The East Window at Penmachno was removed for full conservation and releading.
We have liaised closely with Clients, Architects, Project Managers, CADW. English Heritage and Conservation Officers around the British Isles. Whether it is to repair Vandalised stained glass, take a project through from design to fabrication and installation or to Conserve existing Stained Glass, it all comes through the doors of the Studio.