Please note that we have dropped the 9958 3140 number and are now only available on 9476 6400.
We apologise that you will now frequently be greeted by an answering machine. Things have changed substantially around here meaning that we no longer have someone always devoted to the phones.
If we are on-site or otherwise can’t leap to pick up a phone just leave a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as we are not juggling glass!
You can now also find us on the first Sunday of the month at the Heritage Craft Fair in St Ives.
RSG has just moved from Unit 18, 51 Leighton Place Hornsby.
Consultation is now by appointment only so please call or email us with your enquiry.
We may also be appearing at selected markets in the near future so please keep your eye out for details.
$1200 or reasonable offer. Ex display. Solid maple external door 820mm x 2040mm.
RRP $1850 unpainted.
We will have the studio open to the public
10-6pm Friday 16th December
10-2pm Saturday 17th December
We are happy to see people by appointment throughout the week until 23rd December.
It’s official: the studio at Leighton Place will be closed after 4th February 2012. After which time we will no longer have a showroom open to the public.
The good news is everything’s on sale (because the less there is to move the better!)
All DISPLAY DOORS & JOINERY are up for grabs on very much a first in best dressed basis.
Any JEWELLERY that is left has all got to be cleared. Items start as low as $2 - (RRP $80!).
Plenty of MATERIALS FOR HOBBIESTS with many glasses available below wholesale price plus tools and more.
RECONDITIONED stained glass and leadlight panels being sold for the first time ever.
No reasonable offers will be refused so give us a call & get yourself down to the studio between now and the 22nd December.
“…in 1878, when in the course of a libel suit he had brought against a critic, the painter James McNeill Whistler was challenged to justify the high price of his work. When asked by opposing counsel whether he really charged purchasers of his paintings the large sum of 200 guineas for the labor of just two days, Whistler replied, “No, I ask it for the knowledge of a lifetime.” (Whistler 1922, p. 5).
- David W. Galenson (2010) Understanding Creativity, Journal of Applied Economics, Vol XIII, No. 2, 351-362.
Stained Glass or leadlights are not charged in same manner as “art”. Nor are most artworks priced such as Whistler’s. In fact the hourly rate of artist’s and artisan’s is generally very poor. Stained Glass is priced either by the square meter or by the piece. Piece rates are difficult to manage in terms of quotation as they require design to be complete before a final price can be established and of course designing is a considerable component of the work.
Stained Glass and leadlight is a labour intensive craft with very little of the process having changed in a thousand years. There simply is no machine that can produce stained glass.
To put this craft along side it’s modern (and arguably less skilled) counter parts - it is not unusual to pay over $200 per hour to have a glazier complete a job. Anyone who has hired any trade will be aware of these sorts of rates, which for the record are not unjustified in the costs of running modern businesses. Many stained glass studio’s are charging less then $40 an hour for their toils. Simply market driven I’m affraid and eventually few studio’s will remain and even fewer professional artisan’s. Less business costs many studio’s in fact subsidise their work rather than take a wage.
As I look through the website undertaking a routine copy update I’m reminded of how fortunate we are to have such wonderful clientele.
Below is a brief list of some of the commercial clients we are proud to have provided services for.
Our domestic clientele are also among some of Sydney’s most cultured, educated and generally fabulous people but of course their details remain confidential!
Renaissance Stained Glass clients in Australia:
- St Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney
- SHORE, North Sydney
- Sacred Heart, Mosman
- Our Lady of Consolation, Rooty Hill
- Waxie O’Connors, Gold Coast
- Wesley College, University of Sydney
- Saint Andrew’s College, University of Sydney
- Canadian Consulate, Sydney
- Scotts College Chapel
- Cranbrook School Chapel
- Colombian Hotel, Sydney
- Angel Hotel, Sydney
- Liverpool Hospital Chapel
- Wolli Creek Nunery
- Saint Saviours Church Redfern
- Hunter Baillie Memorial Church, Annandale
- Sydney Grammar School
- Soho Bar, Sydney
- St David’s Presbyterian Church, Strathfeild
Renaissance Stained Glass provides stained glass and leadlight expertise and services to Express Glass as well as many architects, interior designers, building companies and specialist home design services across Sydney.
Sean Hardingham’s (RSG Creative Director) work in the UK:
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.414704866610.200652.48925251610&l=d8875b97aaAs we no longer have the online shopping facility and the jewellery has not as yet been added to the gallery I thought I’d post this link to our FB photo album. There are lots of pic’s and posts on FB which you can hook up to if you’re a FB user. Either follow this link or next time you’re on FB try typing “Renaissance Stained Glass” into your search. Once you’re there you can “like” the page and you’ll see our FB updates in your news feed. Don’t panic, we don’t post 10 a day as recommended by all good marketers!