Repairing 11 old church windows

I recently received 11 old church windows my customer had purchased.  Each window had a least one broken pieces of glass and a few had as many as seven broken, or missing pieces.  There is was also a mix of all clear windows and others were made from pale amber, textured glass.  All the windows were repaired either with new glass or were fixed using lead came over the cracked pieces…this is more of what’s called a “historic restoration”  I felt the lead was solid and the glass was still firmly in place and felt that the best action would be to just cover the cracks with lead.  Then all windows were re-cemented and cleaned and then all 11 were re-glazed for added strength while in the frame.

Here are some photos of the windows……

Old Church Windows

Old Church Windows

Missing many pieces of glass
Missing many pieces of glass

Some of the damage and mid-repair
Some of the damage and mid-repair

 

 

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One of the 11 finished windows.

My stained and fused glass studio is located in Bennington, Vermont and I have created hundreds of one-of-a-kind stained and leaded glass windows for customers all over the United States.  I have also repaired numerous stained and leaded glass windows from simple repairs to complete restorations….panels, church windows and many lamps.  If you have a stained glass project you’d like to have created, or if you have a stained glass window in need of repair, contact me and let’s see how I can help.  You can use the contact button above to send me an email or here email me directly at joe@glassfusionstudios.com.  I can also be reached by calling 802-379-5582.

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

Joe

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Fused Glass Plate

This fused glass dish has strip of gray, cobalt blue, white and lavender.  Although this plate is dishwasher safe, I have added rubber feet, so I recommend hand washing.

Size is 9″ x 9″

Black Fused Glass Plate with Colored Stripes

Black Fused Glass Plate with Colored Stripes

Price is $ 95.00.  Shipping via USPS or UPS and is additional.

For questions on this stained glass window, contact me via email:  joe@glassfusionstudios.com

 

 

 

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Another Recycled / Fused Glass Center Stained Glass Window

This fun stained glass window is made with a center of “recycled” glass a bit smaller than our similar window.  This is due that the fused glass centers are one of a kind.  The centers have been fused together into one large piece of glass, surrounded by a clear textured glass that allows the beautiful colors of the fused center to pop.

Size is 9″ x 11.5″

Fused Glass Center

Fused Glass Center

 

Price is $ 95.00.  Shipping is via USPS or UPS and is additional.

For questions on this stained glass window, contact me via email:  joe@glassfusionstudios.com

 

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Recycled Glass Center Stained Glass Window

This fun stained glass window is made with a center of “recycled” glass that has been fused together into one large piece of glass, surrounded by a clear textured glass that allows the beautiful colors of the fused center to pop.

Size is 9″ x 11.5″

Fused Glass Center Stained Glass Window

Fused Glass Center Stained Glass Window

 

Price is $ 125.00.  Shipping is via USPS or UPS and is additional.

For questions on this stained glass window, contact me via email:  joe@glassfusionstudios.com

 

 

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Custom Stained Glass Window For Sale

We here at Glass Fusion Studios of Vermont have yet another custom designed stained glass window for sale.  Each window we create is designed and built in our Bennington, Vermont stained glass studio.

This stained glass window is made of several different clear textured glass with some beautiful primary colored cathedral glass in red, blue, yellow, green and deep purple.

Size is approximately 18.5″ in diameter.

Multi Colored with Clear textured glass.

Multi Colored with Clear textured glass.

Price is $300.00. Shipping is via USPS or UPS and is additional.

For questions on this stained glass window, contact me via email:  joe@glassfusionstudios.com

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Blown Glass Rondel with Yellow & Blue Glass Stained Glass Window.

This stained glass window has clear textured, yellow and cobalt blue glass surrounding a blown glass rondel made by a local glass blower.

Size is approximately 16″ in diameter.

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Price is $ 300.00.  Shipping is via USPS or UPS and is additional.

For questions on this stained glass window, contact me via email:  joe@glassfusionstudios.com

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Amber / Clear / Green Stained Glass Window

This new stained glass window is made with several different shades of amber, several clear textures and the green is fused glass.

Size is 18.5″ in diameter.

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Price is $275.00   Shipping is via USPS or UPS and is an additional charge.

Contact me via email at joe@glassfusionstudios.com for more information.

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AIDS Ribbon Stained Glass Window for Sale

This AIDS Ribbon Stained Glass Window is available for sale with a portion of the sale proceeds going to the Southern Vermont AIDS Project.

The ribbon is a cherry red surrounded by a textured clear glass.

Size is 9.5″ wide x 13.5″ tall.

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Price – $125.00, shipping additional via USPS Priority Mail.

Contact me via email – joe@glassfusionstudios.com

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Newest Stained Glass Project

My latest stained glass project was a fun project.  The owner of “A Village Bed & Breakfast”, in Newton Highlands, MA had a leaded glass window in her renovated Victorian dining room where her guest gather daily.  It was a nice design, with a clear faceted jewel in the center, however the window was all clear glass, with no color and it had seen better days.  The cement was falling out and the lead was very weak and brittle.  The owner wanted to keep the light from the window, but wanted to add some color to make the window a bit more interesting.  I suggested the window be rebuilt and I could replace some of the clear glass with colored cathedral glass to add the interest and keep the window / room bright with the light.   Below are the before and after photos of the window.

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As you can see not only did the trees change color in just one week (the time from removal to reinstallation), but the window and room was transformed into a bit more interesting view.  By rebuilding the window, it allowed me to add some color and clean the old glass to help with the light even more.  I also removed two rusted pieces of rebar that I felt were not necessary to the strength of the window.

In addition to rebuilding the stained glass window, it was also re-glazed on the outside frame and a fresh coat of paint was added to the frame to complete the entire project.

Do you have an old leaded or stained glass window that needs some help, or if you have ever wanted a new stained glass window, then contact me at Joe@glassfusionstudios.com and let’s discuss the options that would work best for your situation.

Take care,

Joe

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Class Schedule Update

Hi Everyone,

I’ve decided to take a break from teaching and focus on creating more stained glass and fused glass work.  I hope to resume classes in the Spring of 2014.

Let me know if you have any questions, or would like to be put on a class list.  You can also check my website in the future for my class schedule.

Have a great winter season!

Joe

 

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