R. G. Croudace Glass now designs, makes and fits customizable stained glass for people seeking to enrich the character of the wonderful homes that they love. Customers choose their stained glass from a range of elegant period styles and can personalize a design with a luxurious range of glass colours and textures together with bespoke artwork and decorative additions. Customers can also request their own artwork or images transferred onto glass to become part of the stained glass too.
Make a House a Home with Stained Glass
Founded in 2012 and located in Ramsgate, Kent, the stained glass work of R. G. Croudace Glass encompasses the elegant styles of Victorian, Edwardian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and contemporary design, colour and texture. Our approach enthusiastically combines traditional and contemporary glass techniques creating unique and personal stained glass. Offering decorative glass fused with plant leaves, grasses or metals, alongside hand painted and screen printed images enables someone to enjoy stained glass that reflects the many aspects of themselves and their home.
Founder and creative entrepreneur Rob Croudace said “colour has such an ability to influence what we see and feel every day. What makes our service unique is the attention to detail enabling anyone to personally customize any aspect of each stained glass design. It becomes a colourful and personal reflection of those who call a house a home and a bespoke artistic statement that lasts generations. I truly believe stained glass transforms the functional to the beautiful.
What We Do
After meeting numerous clients who became overwhelmed with the vast choice of designs and glass, R. G. Croudace Glass decided to deliver an easy way to choose and order the perfect stained glass for anywhere in your home. Set to launch soon, this new approach means customers can simply select any design, choose your favourite glass, provide dimensions and a bespoke quote is provided. Customers control the design process and so too the overall cost.Full-size drawings and glass samples can also be ordered to see your design at home before construction starts. Your new stained glass can be installed by us or delivered to self-install with our clear step-by-step instructions.
Customers are Key
Working with stained glass is endlessly fascinating with the people we meet and the design and construction challenges they present; no two contexts are ever the same. Delivering great customer service provides excellent and enthusiastic support from now loyal customers. A favourite example was being tasked with repairing and resizing eleven beautiful floral stained glass panels original to a house being extended with a new room. Both the home owners and the planning authority wanted to keep these unique pieces as original as possible. After some work, a fantastic discovery was the original maker's hand writing scribed onto some of the panels. Taking the decision to retain this authenticity made a significant and meaningful difference to the customer's experience, knowing these historical details were found, revived and shared. It was a great challenge with so much learned to achieve and satisfy a wide range of people. It is extremely satisfying hearing from clients months later that they love the stained glass in their homes and have developed a keen appreciation in the craft too. Their interest is a genuine investment in the business.
Medeia Cohan, Creative Director of School for Creative Startups, said “R. G. Croudace Glass was always a solid creative British business, but after a year of training on the School for Creative Startups course, Rob can not only call himself a gifted maker but also a shrewd businessman with a wide range of top quality services on offer at competitive prices.There are only good things to come for R. G. Croudace Glass now that Rob has mastered the smooth running of his multifaceted creative business.
From teaching, repairing and working to bespoke briefs, R. G. Croudace Glass is a diverse business with quality customer service and a strong range of products.”Our biggest dream is to keep creating and perfecting glass work to reflect the character of more and more people and their beautiful homes. It will be fantastic one day to take on apprentices, keeping a living interest in stained glass moving forward. Things are always changing as the business grows so personal aspirations as an entrepreneur are to keep learning from experience, good people and exciting opportunities. For more information about choosing a classic, stylish and colourful home feature, visit www.stainedglasskent.com.
Makegood Festival 2014, Old Selfridges Hotel, London
R. G. Croudace Glass is very proud to showcase at this year’s School for Creative Startups ’Makegood Festival’. We are also delighted to exhibit the beautiful lino cut wildlife drawings of the talented Amanda German Glass. Amanda’s birds and flora images are available as customizable options to include anywhere in R. G. Croudace Glass stained glass designs.
The Year Ahead
R. G. Croudace Glass is set for an ambitious and busy year ahead with several exciting events lined up to launch products and services to market. The summer arrives with an inaugural five day creative stained glass and warm glass workshop delivered in partnership with Kent Adult Education in Broadstairs with guest tutor Keira Mclean of Gestalt Glass in Glasgow.
Next is the launch of official merchandise for the international Broadstairs Folk Week in Kent featuring beautiful colouful glass with the great image of the festival’s renowned hooden horse!
September 26th - 28th 2014 follows with an exciting exhibition showcasing stained glass and the business at the dynamic National Homebuilding and Renovation Show in London Olympia.Links:www.makegoodfestival.comwww.schoolforcreativestartups.co.ukwww.twitter.com/agermanglasswww.kentadulteducation.gov.ukwww.gestaltglass.co.ukwww.broadstairsfolkweek.org.ukwww.london.homebuildingshow.co.uk
R. G. Croudace Glass provides a design, repair and fitting service of leaded stained glass in traditional and contemporary styles for people’s homes and period properties. From home renovations to a single front door, to product and colour consulting, our expertise is focused on providing the best options for our clients to suit both their style and budget. R. G. Croudace Glass is committed to share the joy of treasuring beautiful stained glass somewhere in your home. For more information visit www.stainedglasskent.com.