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Preserving your cultural heritage: A guide to stained glass window restoration

By John Phillips Stained glass window rejuvenation is becoming increasingly critical as the world’s stained glass windows are rapidly maturing. For many years, these stained glass treasures have been exposed to the elements, causing deterioration and forcing the need for repair and restoration. A professional stained glass consultant is versed in all facets of repair […]

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Taking the mystery out of stained glass commission & design

The commission and design processes for a stained glass window aren’t as mysterious as they might seem at first glance.

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True colors: Examining the enduring spirit of stained glass in the Church

The core elements of stained glass have remained unchanged for more than 1,000 years.

In their own era, our contemporaries designed, cut, leaded, delivered and installed the stained glass windows. Standing on the traditions of the past, the history and traditions of our specialized artistry inform the present. Artists are designers of composition and form; the form relays a symbolic message which we can understand, or which will pique our imaginations.

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Why stained glass is always at home in places of worship

From the earliest of times, we know that Phoenicians were the first to make objects of glass. As a seafaring people, they spent time on beaches where lighting strikes turned sand and ashes from cooking fires into glass.

Human beings have long been fascinated by glass — its beauty and challenge of its manufacture.

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