October 12, 2007

The baptism

This is the final window in the completed sets so far. The lovely sky glass nearest the top border is an opalescent multi-color cut from the middle of the sheet. This variegated type of glass was developed by Louis Comfort Tiffany and John LaFarge with the intent of creating very painterly and naturalistic windows, and often the artist will buy a large sheet of glass to get that perfect small cut out of the center:




Next we'll show a series of repairs at St. Charles nearby, and share some of the challenges of matching and replacing old stained glass, as well as removing windows from old moldings.

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