Ideally, no one should know …
When we restore stained glass, we want to be an unsung hero. Yes, we’ve stepped in and made a copy – a gorgeous copy – but that’s the point: we want our work to pass unnoticed in the sense that no one would ever know how anything had ever been wrong.
For example, you replace damage like this:
… with a stained glass forgery like this:
It doesn’t always happen this way.
Sometimes you’ll see this – a bad “copy”:
… when Williams & Byrne can forge you this:
Or sometimes you’ll see work like this:
… when this is the kind of copy we can make:
Certainly, this work needs time and money. You have to find (or have made) the suitable glass. You have to locate (or make) the appropriate paints. Then always there are tests to run.
In the end it comes down to this:
Our copies will be as close as it is possible to make them.
That’s what restoration is – but often isn’t.
To forget we ever worked for you, call Williams & Byrne.