The stained glass panels are installed with chain, trim or moulding, based on client's preferred aesthetic. Stylized chain was used for this installation to maintain the clean lines of the artwork.
Using the full scale design as a guide, glass and lead are cut to size and pieced together starting in one corner of the panel and moving outward. Multiple cutting styles are used, as some cuts are free form and others are uniform. A grinder is used to smooth edges of free form cuts so that the fit of the glass into the lead is perfect.
After first meeting with our client, she shared with us cross stitch panels she had made based off of Frank Lloyd Wright's Coonley Playhouse. She wanted an original interpretation of the Coonley Playhouse windows from Masterpiece Glass to be installed in her stairway , for both privacy and for artistic value.
Thorough research and selection of glass and lead to be used
Cutting and fitting of glass and lead into the pattern
Soldering lead channels, application of patina, and polishing the finished panels
Design needs and project scope discussion
Production calendar established and deadlines set
Finalized design rendering with color palette presented to client
Price of the artwork is established and contract is approved
Initial phone and email project discussion
In person home/office visit
Determining exact measurements
Preliminary price estimate
Design concepts and color choices are sketched out and approved by client. The designs are then drawn to half scale, scanned and blown up to full working size.
Signed copies of original pattern designs delivered
Final settlement of contract upon customer satisfaction