Heritage Sites

Stained glass design for sites of worship

St James' Church, Ryhill, West Yorkshire

Two windows commissioned by a parishioner in memory of his wife. 

A stained glass window designed painted and leaded depicting Virgin Mary on site at St James's Church in Yorkshire
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Top section of a stained glass window designed painted and leaded depicting Virgin Mary on site at St James's Church in Yorkshire
A stained glass window designed painted and leaded depicting Virgin Mary on site at St James's Church in Yorkshire
North window, Our Lady of Walsingham

 

The first window was inspired by a Marian apparition in which the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Lady Richeldis of Walshingham. The design of the window is to present to the viewer the spiritual scale of the vision; the windows semi-abstract layout is chosen to depict how living such a vision may be true to the one who experiences it and semi-abstract too in the measure of daily life. The design of the upper window refers to stars or angelic powers, the Mystery, and The Holy Trinity.

 

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Another stained glass window designed painted and leaded depicting St James with the sun above his head on site at St James's Church in Yorkshire
Detail of the pattern from one of the religious stained glass window designs
Glass detail of how many processes are involved inculing painting firing leading and  fitting the window
stained glass window designed painted and leaded of St James showing the light projecting onto St James's Church wall

South window, St James, Son of Zebedee, the Great

 

The second window refers to the theme of Compostella’s pilgrimage, with Saint James presented as he is humbly depicted in iconography with modest vestments and posture.  His body is positioned and shaped in order to suggest the journey of his corpse in the boat that landed in Compostella (as tradition explains). He carries some of the pilgrim’s items: the gourd, the bag (decorated with some of the stamps of the journey to Compostella), the hat with a scallop shell and the walking stick. His face is turned towards the people attending the services. The design of the upper window refers to the Crosses one finds along the pilgrimage’s paths and to the scallop shell shape.

 

St Luke's Church, Grimethorpe, West Yorkshire

Two windows commissioned for St Luke’s church, Grimethorpe, for the Lady’s chapel, keeping reference to the history of the local mining industry.

Religous stained glass commission for St Luke's church desplaying detailed painted glass and moulds
Self portrate of Nathalie Leige in St Luke's Church staring up at her stained glass window creations

The Virgin & Child window

The virgin and child is a reference to the first icon painted by St Luke’s. The two opened books represent St Luke’s gospel; one book is being read, the other is being shown. 

 

 

 

 

 

Close up of a peice for St Luke's church desplaying detailed painted glass
stained glas print book of the local mining history in Grimethorpe
printes onto stained glass of mining history in Grimethorpe
Centre peice of window displaying mother and child in organge coloured stained glass mould

The Cross window

This window is a reference to the ladies praying for their husbands or sons who work in the mine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glass moulds displaying on St Lukes Church
Jesus on the Cross at St Luke's Church looking over the stained glass windows from Nathalie Leige
Creating the stained glass window at St Lukes
Pouring a rubber mould out to created a peice of glass for St Lukes Church