Portico Library, Manchester

 

Portico library was the first reference library in the United Kingdom. 


This project saw the restoration of the large stained glass ceiling feature.


Many broken panes of painted glass were present.  Rough cast glass was sourced to match that originally used.   From here, our artist matched the design and colours used in order to replicate the artwork, before it was kiln fired. 


The original panes that were intact were then cleaned.  The panels were leaded back up and glazed back to the existing frame.