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 the main point is: we want our work to pass unnoticed in the sense that no one else should ever know how anything had once been wrong.
For example, we can 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 for you:
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 a lot of 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.