Billigoat Designs specialises in stained glass tuition and the manufacture of leaded glass panels, copperfoil work and glass based jewellery
Stained glass artist Kate Billington is (at least) the third generation in her family to have been given the nickname “Billigoat” - so it when it came to thinking of a name for the business, it was already there!
Kate has been making stained glass windows for over 20 years. It all started as an evening class whilst studying for a degree in architecture in Brighton. She now works from her studio in her home town of Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Billigoat Designs specialises in teaching the art of leaded glass.
Tuition vouchers can be purchased - contact Kate for details
Where can you have a stained glass window?
Stained glass panels can be produced to be fitted into window openings, hang in a window or to stand or lean free. DID YOU KNOW- It is also possible to fit leaded panes in betweeen the glass in double glazing, both timber and uPVC. Not a lot of people know this! The pair of door panels pictured top Right, have been placed within hardwood double glazing
Examples of commissioned leaded lights, windows, doors, fanlights and Tiffany style (Copper Foil) panels by Billigoat Designs can be found around Yorkshire and Derbyshire, as well as Stoke on Trent, Aberdeen, Birmingham, London, Guildford, Bristol, Wells, Leeds, Brighton and The Netherlands. See the Gallery for some of Kate's previous works
That extra special gift
Glass panels of all sizes can be commissioned as unique birthday presents, anniversary presents, wedding gifts etc. Also popular are "Light-Catchers" for Mothers Day, Valentine's and Christmas gifts.
If you are looking for a really unique wedding present, why not commission a leaded glass panel depicting something specially relevant to the couple? Kate has designed and made small gift panels, including a view of the Eiffel Tower (where he proposed) and the clock on Chester High Street (where she proposed!)
See the Gallery for examples of previously commissioned one-off panels
PRICES FOR SUCH PIECES CAN BE AS LITTLE AS £50
Existing stained glass in your house?
If you already have leaded glass doors or windows in your property and would like additional panels to match or complement them, contact Billigoat Designs. Kate can source a wide range of coloured and textured glass for inclusion in tailor-made pieces for your home
Recycled glass art
The “Silica” range incorporates used wine, beer and other glass bottles- both saving space in the recycling bin and giving life and light to beautiful glass that would otherwise be sent for crushing. Glass tealight holders and other recycled glass products are in the pipeline!
Billigoat Designs jewellery includes handmade earrings, pendants and necklaces, The jewellery is available in a wide selection of colours and types of glass. Items of jewellery are entirely unique - no two pieces are the same
All chains and clasps etc. are silver plated and nickel free, or contain a very low nickel content, in accordance with EU guidelines
Jewellery items can be commissioned to suit your design requirements
See the Custom Jewellery page for more information on the Billigoat Designs Jewellery
For a recent article on Billigoat Designs, see : http://opusindependents.com/2015/08/billigoat-designs/
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