Fern Glass began more than ten years ago from a small stained glass workshop in the family home of founding artist June Mackenzie, who originally worked with lead to create stained glass window panels.
A hundred years ago such stained glass panels were often seen, however in this modern age, due to energy saving double-glazing being employed in most homes, these single-glazed leaded stained glass panels are no longer practical.
With this in mind, June set out to adapt stained glass window ornamentation to the requirements of our age, creating smaller, stained glass suncatcher designs using the Tiffany method of copper-foiling and solder. These suncatchers were designed to hang in any window to provide the appearance of genuine stained glass without the permanence and impracticalities involved in traditional leaded window panels.
These new stained glass suncatcher hangings were an instant success, and as demand for them grew, Fern Glass expanded to include a team of talented stained glass artists, craft-workers, and skilled glass cutters in order to increase productivity and satisfy the increasing world-wide consumer-base we now attract.
Though business has grown over the years, here at Fern Glass our passion for design and quality remains the same. Every single suncatcher and stained glass product we produce is an original design by our founding artist, June Mackenzie, and this personal element is retained throughout production. Each stained glass suncatcher is individually hand-crafted by the Fern Glass team in our Scottish studio.
The imaginative and painstaking nature of our suncatcher designs adds a luxurious touch, at very affordable prices, to the ever-changing phases of interior design. By employing an old method to suit a modern time, we are certain our stained glass designs will endure long into the future.
Watch the The Stained Glass Workshop Video