What I do:
Custom Stained Glass Panels
From $150/sq foot
Here are a few examples of how custom stained glass panels might be displayed.
Custom made to fit in any window space, or framed within an existing window.
Transoms above doors, windows and stairways.
Stained glass panels along side doors in entrances.
Stained glass panel inserts for custom kitchen cabinets.
Free hanging panels to be framed and hung anywhere.
Imagination rules - these mentioned are common ways stained glass is used but I have also done some very unique projects - tables, firepit covers, fireplace screens. If you have an idea, ask and I will do what I can to create your dream.
Every creation is custom and individual and costs can accordingly. A good rule of thumb is that an average panel starts at $145/sq ft and will rise only when complexity and number of pieces of glass used dictate the added charge. Some very special types of glass and colors of glass can also affect pricing. Included in the price is:
A custom design and pattern with two pattern revisions and ALL materials needed for the project.
Each finished creation will be framed in sturdy zinc came, ready to display
Additional art framing and installation are not included. I can and will assist in finding a knowledgeable framer and/or installer and supervise the installation if requested to do so at no additional cost.
Repair & Restoration
$75 minimum fee*
Glass can crack and it can break, whether from age, stress, or damage. A good piece of stained glass art is meant to survive the ages and many do, but when a piece is damaged my hope is that a repair can be restore the piece to its original beauty.
When I repair a piece of glass I first assess the damage - the structure of the piece, where the damage is, how difficult it will be to repair and most of all, am I able to repair it in a way that will prevent it from happening again?
Items such as tiffany lamps tend to pull apart due to the heaviness of the glass creating stress along copper foil lines and/or due to the heat created by the lightbulb. Sometimes these can be repaired, sometimes not. It often depends on the quality of the lamp.
When a piece of glass is cracked I will remove as many of the individual pieces of glass and lead around it to reach the cracked piece. This often involves removing the caming (frame). If I can find the exact type/color of glass that was used, I will cut a new piece and put the panel back together and give the entire piece a thorough cleaning and polishing. I will also patina the new leading used so that it will match the original. When panels are extremely old it can be difficult to find the exact glass used. I do my best to find replacement glass but sometimes it just can't be found and it's best to leave the piece alone.
Restoring a piece of stained glass art is actually fun. I love to hear its "story" or if not known, imagine where the piece was created and displayed years ago. A piece that has been found in an attic or stored away for years might require cleaning, strengthening, maybe reframing with zinc if it has "bowed". These are all intricate tasks I enjoy. As I said before, a good piece of stained glass art survives the ages and I love bringing one of those old pieces back to life.
*total charges based on complexity of job and time required to complete repair and/or restoration
A very intricate pattern with over 400 pieces and special glass.
Example of panel framed in custom door.
A less complex piece.