Nicholls Glass Emporium & Studio, located close to Cork city has been providing excellent services across the stained glass trade encompassing everything from simple advice to project management.
Starting out in stained glass back in 1989 we are now fast approaching or 30th anniversary. Our Cork studio has been operational since 2013 and has become the benchmark of high quality standards.
Manufacturing & Supply to Retailers
Currently we manufacture a vast range of diverse products that are available for retailers, tourist outlets, or historical locations. From small gift-ware items to panel work, light boxes and table lamps, you will find something unique for your clients and customers.
Our products are manufactured by hand to the highest standard, and are renowned for that standard. When we say everything is done by hand we mean everything. In our studio you will not find computer aided, or generated images used as template designs, nor equipment that simplifies the process. Above everything, we are a trade that uses the old and correct ways to manufacture our products from beginning to end.
Our production line aims to encompass local demographics, as well as seasonal lines to ensure full potential to all customers including the tourist trade. Bespoke products can be arranged for retailers at their request for particular requirements and we work hand in hand together to fulfill not only the potential of our studio, but your retail outlet as well. As a manufacturer and supplier, you will find no other that offers such a comprehensive great service and after service.
Our consultancy service provides concise, efficient, informative, up-to-date and cost effective analysis of all projects that our clients wish to undertake. When it comes to impartial consultancy for all projects related to stained glass, do not look further than ourselves for informed advice and full referenced reporting.
As we are an ethical studio, our main aim is to provide the best and most informative service that clients are free to cross reference, research and take away with them for further analysis at their leisure. Our impartially means that clients are not beholden to employ our studio to implement the work that has to be carried out, after consultancy.
We do enjoy taking on new projects and turning someone's vision into a stained glass reality. We have the capacity to design all projects with the client at hand every step of the way. When it comes to commissions, we build relationships with our clients.
Do not hesitate to enquire about making your vision a reality. Our estimates are free and the process is simple. You are in control every step of the way.
Recent commission for Our Lady of Lourdes Community Hospital, Midleton, Cork.
Our restorations are unsurpassed that conform with C.V.M.A. standards in line with the Heritage Council of Ireland's guidelines.
Storm glazing is one area we take great pride in to protect valuable windows against damage from the elements and vandalism. They are various methods and techniques available, but only one true way to have that work done correctly. We have the expertise to provide effective storm glazing at a cost effective price range to suit all budgets.
Training & Education
We have linked up with Adult Education Ireland to provide stained glass courses through their Adult Education network. These courses are short, informative, practical, student/project orientated weekly sessions of 2 hours over 8 weeks, twice yearly, to provide a cost effective way of learning stained glass in a great environment that people are familiar with and have easy access to. To sign up, please refer to the local Adult Education provider in your area to see if we host a course there.
Currently we are hosted at:
Ashton Comprehensive School, Blackrock.
Mondays 7pm - 9pm
Carrigaline Community School, Carrigaline.
Tuesdays 7pm - 9pm
Occassionally we are at Cobh Family Resource Centre, Cobh. We recommend contacting them at various times to find out when courses run.
Alternatively, you can book private lessons in the comfort of your own home. We recommend a separate room, uncarpeted, away from pets or children running around, and away from food sources or dining areas. It is recommended a minimum of 16 hours is required to learn stained glass techniques to start you off on your new hobby. Private tuition is modular in nature of 4 sessions of 4 hours. Cost for private tuition is €50 per hour including all materials.
We do not teach earlier than transition year students. We do provide training and education for transition year up to leaving certificate students that is student centric. We are open to accepting Artists in Residence places, either full year or short term to help bring stained glass into the class room. An art room with supervisory Art Teacher in class would be required.
'Life's Reflection' was designed, created and produced as an LED light box by 4th year transition students from Carrigaline Community and is currently installed in their Reflection room.