Whether it be a full window, hanging panel or a small sun catcher you can enjoy this historic art form everyday. We can create your custom piece, together. I have created custom stained glass art in homes, churches and businesses for over 30 years.
First, you provide the idea and dimensions, and then I start with a drawing to your specifications. Stained glass designs are carefully drawn to accommodate the shape of each piece of glass to be cut. The lines in paintings and prints are not always workable in glass as glass drawing needs to add cut lines. In my designs, I make the cut lines part of the object or scene so no extra lines distract the overall view. After the drawing stage, construction of the stained glass piece is completed using quality materials. Most of the glass and construction materials are selected from American companies. Each piece of glass is carefully chosen to utilize the character of the glass. I look for that certain swirl that makes each piece unique. After the glass is hand cut, assembly is completed in one of two ways. Lead came construction entails each piece of glass is precisely cut to fit into channels of lead and soldered at each joint. The foil method, used by Louis Tiffany, requires each piece of glass to be wrapped with a foil tape. Each seam is then soldered with a raised amount of solder to ensure strength. The outside edges of sun catchers are also soldered for strength. Larger panels and windows are finished with borders of zinc or copper for strength and attractiveness. Wire lines and foil overlays are incorporated into many designs to add detail and uniqueness.
To order a custom stained glass piece, contact me by email, telephone or writing. I will communicate with you about all of the details I need to complete your stained glass art.
Orders will be shipped as soon as possible, but may take up to six weeks due to availability and construction time. Custom orders will be given a completion time when the design is finalized.
Some examples of custom orders that I have done for individuals, businesses, and churches are shown below. Click the images to view them up-close: