The Glass Room

Leadlight Glass Windows Christchurch

DESCRIPTION
This Christchurch home has both strong architecture and a small river running through its grounds. The design reflects this in an abstract way, linking the two door panels together into one design giving a feeling of movement,
Signature glass by Dorothy Ratcliff. Strong architecture demanded a strong compliment.

Leadlight Glass Window Christchurch

DESCRIPTION
The brief for these leadlight windows was to create a quiet place, with warmth and time for reflection. The use of subdued blues with white accents and arrows of colour in an abstract design has achieved exactly that.
Although this piece is actually comprised of two leadlight windows installed in a door the design has made it feel as though it is one panel
Signature glass leadlights by Richard Wiki

Fused and Leadlight Combination Windows

DESCRIPTION
Hot, vibrant and unorthodox are all words which can describe these panels. Lead can be a cumbersome prerequisite but here changes of thickness occur in a single line of lead, echoing the structure of the central fused panel.

Fused glass distances itself from the rigidity of leaded designs.

Signature glass by Richard Wiki

Stained glass

DESCRIPTION
This leadlight window is one of a set of contempory designs for a private North Canterbury home. Using a combination of both mouthblown and machine rolled glasses to maximum effect has allowed elements of this leadlight window to appear to recede or stand out according to the artist Richard Wiki's selection. A beautiful window

Stained Glass

DESCRIPTION
Where Architect, Designer and Glass Artist conspire.

A very positive union.

Architects: Brocherie and Cumberpatch

Interior Designer: Wendy Cambell

Glass Designer: Dorothy Ratcliff

Leadlight Glass panels Te Papa Wellington

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Te Papa - Wellington

Our place.

These leadlight windows were a joint project between the Glassroom of Christchurch and Wellington's stalwart the Glass Shoppe. The extensive use of German mouthblown glasses allowed sublte colour shifts producing powerful colour imagery.
These leadlights are located in the Te Papa Marae and rise 3 stories high.

Stained Glass windows in Christchurch Casino

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The Glassroom was privileged to be selected to design and manufacture the set of 6 stained glass windows for the Christchurch Casino.These windows are of historic significance and led the way in New Zealand for a modern approach to stained glass. Gold was fused into the glass panels to match the opulence of its surroundings. Faces protrude from the windows into the restaurant, An extremely difficult feat to achieve in stained glass. Glasses were fused together to create detailling and texture

Faces protrude on both sides of 4 of these integral panels.

Special strengthening provides protection against Canterbury's strong North westerly and Southerly winds.

Leadlight Glass Windows Christchurch

DESCRIPTION
Leadlights designed for a front entranceway in a private home in Christchurch have a jubilant air full of colour hits and a feel of movement. Each window is an individual piece and yet links to its neighbour by the use of leadlines. This set of leadlight windows are signature glass designed and created by Dorothy Ratcliff.

Leadlight Glass Window Christchurch

DESCRIPTION
Germanic and clean lined in style, these leadlight windows have a flowing design which crosses 5 opening door panels. Installed in a home here in Christchurch the arch design compliments the architecture, whilst giving a feeling of space. If glazed conventionally these doors would have appeared as indiviual components but by using this type of design it now appears as a wall of glowing art. Signature glass, is a hallmark of The Glassrooms repertoire.

Stained glass Window Christchurch

DESCRIPTION
This leadlight window with simple outlines painted and fired in the kiln in the traditional stained glass manner compliments a Christchurch home which overlooks the sea in Sumner. These aquine forms and colors produce a very user friendly art piece which will last for easily 100 years.
Signature glass by Dorothy Ratcliff.

Stained glass Window Christchurch

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Glass in a bedroom door? Yes it can be done with style and still remain totally private using leadlight and stained glass techniques. This stained glass window is one of a set for a private commission in a Christchurch home



Signature glass by Richard Wiki

Stained Glass

DESCRIPTION
Same home, this time a home office. Maximum light, some privacy, continuation of a theme.

Stained Glass Christchurch

DESCRIPTION
SOL-
A piece painted and kiln fired with acid etched and mouthblown glasses used to maximum effect.

Exhibition piece designed and created by Dorothy Ratcliff.

Crafted metal rim, assists in defining the heraldic background of this piece. A strong symbol of Brittany roots.

Leadlight Glass Panel Christchurch

DESCRIPTION
These leadlights are Frank Lloyd-Wright inspired , designed and manufactured for a Christchurch home. These leadlight windows are double glazed and provide a refreshing subtleness to leaded work.

Tone on tone chocolate colour shadings, with bevelled glass accents give the impression of formality which compliments both the architecture and the decor

The use of wide leads in this leadlight provide a respectable sense of scale.

Stained glass windows Auckland

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These windows were commissioned by Westlake Boys High School, in Auckland.
These have been featured in the Summer Edition of the United States Stained Glass Quarterly magazine which recognises outstanding and unique bodies of work by stained glass artists worldwide. These stained glass windows were technically challenging to make, combining combining both traditional and contempoary methodologies. Traditional painting sits alongside glass fusing,enamelling and gold overlays creating windows of national importance.
Westlake Boys High School are justifyable proud and its very satisfying to know that you have created a very valued work of art

Stained glass Window Christchurch

DESCRIPTION
This window is a combination of leadlight and stained glass. Simple forms, hot colours combined with superb glasses and superb craftsmanship have produced a wonderfully charming stained glass window. The symbols are painted in the traditional stained glass methods and fired in a glass kiln to ensure a permanent finish.

Leadlight Glass Window Christchurch

DESCRIPTION
These leadlights were designed with the brief -Where sun and rainbows meet the sea. A very exhilarating window in a Christchurch seaside home where colours twist and intertwine across a blue ripple border and into clear swirls.
The leadlights achieved all of the clients requirements -
privacy
maximum light
good blend of colour
a wash of colour on walls and floor from reflections
leadlights that were both an art piece and in sympathy with the surroundings
Its always a thrill to have a happy client

Leadlight Glass Window Christchurch

DESCRIPTION
This leadlight has a strong symbolic presence with the use of lead not just to join the glass pieces together but as a major part of the design
A powerful window, open to interpretation designed by Richard Wiki of The Glassroom
The opal white background glass is a great foil against the transparent colours making them more powerful in colour and impact. It also provides the client with a glass art piece that affords privacy.
A great leadlight

Stained glass Window Christchurch

DESCRIPTION
Commissioned by a lover of art, from a very gifted glass artist.
A wonderful contribution to New Zealands stained glass history by our Art Director Dorothy Ratcliff.
This abstract stained glass window, one of a set, represents the pages of a book and has been installed in a private library here in Christchurch. Its glowing mouthblown English glasses have subtle swirls and colour shifts. Parts of the window are overlaid with 22 carat gold grids which compliment furnishings located alongside these leadlight windows. An interesting concept which make these windows very textural.