Commissions for New Work or Variations to
We are always delighted to take on commissions for new pieces of glass or vary elements in previously made pieces eg changing glass colour. I hope you’ll find this brief outline of the commissioning process useful - you might also be interested to read a few client reviews at the bottom of this note and see pictures of what I made for them.
1. If you want a brand new design
To begin with we’ll need some basic details about your requirements. The sort of information we’d find helpful would be who the piece is for, any special date it is needed or photographs of where you want it to go i.e if you want the piece to compliment a particular colour scheme or fit into a particular space. Size is also very useful (even approximations using paper sizes). Once we have these details we'll have a 'design conversation' sharing and refining ideas together until we arrive at a design that meets your needs inside a budget you can afford.
Panel costs vary according to size and complexity - for more detail on this as well as some ‘ball park’ estimates for various sizes click here. Once you approve a design and we’ve selected appropriate glass together, full payment is taken and construction work begins. Post and packaging costs will vary according to size and weight, details of these are also given here.
2. For variations to Gallery Pieces
If you order an existing gallery piece through the PayPal system, there is an opportunity on the order form to suggest simple changes such as a colour change. Full payment will be taken at the point of order and I'll endeavour to include your requested change. A small variation to an existing gallery piece will not normally alter its price. Significant variation, such as size, will usually result in a price increase. Full payment will be necessary before construction begins but this is only requested after you've approved the design.
A few reviews from clients who’ve already commissioned us …
I put up the panels this weekend. I think you will agree they look fantastic, inside and out.
I am really pleased with them, better than I imagined. Thanks for your handiwork. If anyone asks I’ll pass on your contact if you’re ok with that.
Many thanks. It’s exactly what we had envisaged and we are very pleased with your excellent work and speedy service.
Graham Morgan Plumb
Very pleased to say that the parcel arrived safe and sound and the stained glass looks fabulous.
I am sure that my wife will love it - my nine year old daughter certainly does and is already dropping hints about birthday lists!
Many Thanks once again.
It's arrived and is already in my window
Those colours glow, even on a cloudy day like today and the different textures look beautiful.
Thank you so much. X
I thought you would like to know that I was thrilled with the decorative panel you designed for me.
The vintage style is just what I was looking for and the colours are superb with the blue glass I have on display and the colours in the hall carpet.
Thank you so much for the sunrise panel, it's absolutely gorgeous! Everyone thought it was beautiful when I presented it!
My colleague was completely bowled over, she's already creating a special space in her house for it!
Your work is stellar, it's clear you put your heart and soul into your craft! I've already recommended you as I said I would!
All the best, and thanks again!
Your clever work has let us stamp our mark on this very old house, thank you so much xx
Here it is installed! I waited for the sun to light it up before taking a photo, but no such luck at the moment. Here it is on a gloomy afternoon in the pouring rain – and see how it still glows!
I get a pleasant surprise every time I walk through the hall.
Thank you so much for all your painstaking efforts, I think it was worth it and I hope you do too.
Keith & Helen Mildon
What can I say!
It arrived on schedule at work today but I didn't want to open it until I got home. We have friends staying so had the great reveal this evening and LOVE it. We all love it. We had high expectations and I must say it is better than we could have possibly imagined. You have captured our dreams perfectly, thank you so much, you have such a talent.
We have put it on our windowsill, it changes as the sun moves and really comes to life.
Thank you, Mandy, not only for the beautiful commemorative pieces (St. Clement Danes & Christ's Hospital School) for my children and their families but also for the love and light of your friendship as you "grew" the designs with us all.
Amy Helen Horn
Hi Mandy. Here is Bob the Beagle with his beautiful Stained glass window. Thank you so much for making us this personal touch to our home.
Hello Mandy, the stained glass panels arrived today. Very sorry to say that I was not happy with them but ecstatic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
The quality and skill you have put into them are quite outstanding. They will have pride of place on the window ledge, my only regret is that I did not order some stands. I will take care of that in September when I will defiantly order again.
The postman has just delivered my Daffodil... It is even better than its picture sooooo lovely... You really are a clever talented and artistic girl and I am so glad I've found you.
Thank you so much Mandy I promise I will look after it... I could not bear to give it away if I had of made it.
I expect you'll hear from me in the not too distant future x
23rd April 2016
Hi Mandy. My lily of the valley arrived today safely. Thank you for your superb customer service from start to finish. I'm delighted with my panel. Mandy xxx
31st March 2016
I've just got in from work, where my parcel arrived safely this morning.
Thank you - it's beautiful and I think will be a completely unexpected and delightful surprise for my mum and dad. I'm meeting them in the New Forest to celebrate their anniversary weekend, and they will take the panel to their home in rural Warwickshire where it will be treasured.
Thank you for wrapping the panel up so carefully for sending, and for all your fast work and helpful, friendly service.
I'll let you know what they say when they unwrap it.
With all the very best wishes,
18th February 2016
My dad had his birthday yesterday and was in love with the koi lamp you made for me! He couldn't stop staring at it and saying, beautiful, beautiful. The lamp really has made him happy so thank you so much again for making it! Here's my review for your page...
"I have been able to give my dad something he has wanted for years but never been able to find with the help and amazing skill of Mandy from 'Radiance Stained Glass'. A gorgeous Koi lamp which looks absolutely stunning! Conversing with Mandy and planning the koi lamp she made for me was an absolute pleasure, she really makes you feel part of the process and kept me updated with how my lamp was coming along every step of the way. She is open to ideas, discusses them and gives you options and advice so that the finished product turns out exactly how you want. I cannot recommend her enough. The quality of her work is outstanding and she is a lovely, polite and an extremely talented lady. You really get a sense of the enthusiasm and real passion she has for every item she makes so her items are not handmade, they are heartmade.
Thank you so much Mandy! Xx"
12th August 2015
Hi Mandy. My beautiful Nativity panel arrived carefully packaged this morning. I have really enjoyed discussing the design, colours and types of glass with you in preparation for this piece to be made. It has meant feeling involved from the very beginning. Everything about it works so well, especially the way the light falls on the manger. The smaller size is perfect. Thank you so much, this will grace our window every December for years to come.
Simon J Gladwin
21st April 2015
Lynsey's coo has been revealed, and safe to say, he is extremely loved already. I cannot recommend the work of Mandy enough. If you have got as far as seeing her work on this page, you would be mad not to take the next step and buy something. Be creative, the client/artisan relationship we had was fabulous. Mandy almost knew more of what I wanted before I did, and her enthusiasm for the challenge was superb. So pleased with the end product, and the journey to get there. Thank you so much Mandy. X
20th November 2014
You made what I thought was impossible without huge cost implications on a commission that I thought up one day. My mum has always wanted a stained glass window, and you made a perfect piece for her....I had an idea and you brought it in under budget, and took on what I wanted as well as what I could afford, as I didn’t have an endless budget. It was magical going through the sentimental thought processes when she opened it on her 70th birthday, and really did make a huge impact - she loves it and so do I !!
Thank you again