Our Story

Elegance Stained Glass has been an industry leader in stained glass since first operating in 1989 from a very busy shop on Victoria Rd in Rozelle near Balmain, working on many beautiful projects all over Sydney.

I bought Elegance Stained Glass in 1995, and leadlighting is the perfect marriage of my interests in architecture, art, colour and design, and of course the medium of glass.

While focusing on client communication and service, the authenticity of stained glass design, and quality control, the business grew to a very busy studio employing five staff. At that time, services included complete window and door replacements, new commissions, leadlight restoration and repairs, as well as the modern alternative of reproduction stained glass.

We exhibited at various home shows in the 1990’s and had a display at the Building Information Centre in Surrey Hills for many years.

Having made a tree change to Wagga Wagga in 2013, I now operate Elegance from our property at Yathella about 20 minutes out of Wagga Wagga, and continue to emphasise excellence and individuality in client services, commissioned stained glass, the restoration and repair of older pieces, and tuition classes.

My philosophy is to recreate the true and innate character and style of period leadlights, while embracing the new.

Deborah Johnsen

Stained Glass Artisan