Recent "Stained" Glass Work




This type of work is where the term "stained glass" came from.

Vitreous glass paints and stains, (and later, some use of enamel), created changing colors
in a single piece of glass without extra lead lines.
the use of the various trace and matte paints also controlled the light coming through the panels

There are different styles of work involved with this also.

Early Grisaille Style work

This work is common in very early leaded glass work as it was thought to be less expensive to create.
Originally done with intricate templates, now one of the more expensive methods used,
 and can be a real problem to match work in restorations.
These were completed in Jan 2011

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The restoration work shown above was another collaboration with Ann Arbor Glassworks, which did the leaded restoration and installation, we recreated the grisaille pieces in stencil black, white opaque matte and silver stain to match the existing pieces.  The use of silk screen process and computer generated design made the project financially feasible to do for all of us, including the customer.

Early 19th century work

The photos shown below were of the restoration work of the leaded, stained and painted panels, originally from the St. Joseph's Hospital  Chapel, Flint, MI.
 The hospital was demolished and the panels were stored. Improperly, stacked upon each other horizontally
The decision was made to restore the panels and have them  installed into the Meditation room at 2North,
Genesys Hospital, Grand Blanc, MI.
  I have complete before and after pictures for those interested. 
figure panels are app 20" X 64 3/4"
narrow panels are 10" x 64 3/4"
This work was completed in January 2011

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