Monday, March 19, 2018

What to do with a Transom Window?

I received a call from a couple who have a transom window and really wanted to put something in that will improve the look of the space. It is nice in that it adds more light to the space and adding a stained glass window will really add a nice visual element to it.

The last picture shows how odd it is with the molding above the door rising above the lower sheetrock of the transom window.  We discussed filling the whole area instead of just the window(glass) portion which will be more satisfying.

I came up with a few designs after discussing with them what they like and wanted and they chose the middle one.  The second picture shows the color scheme.

This is going to be a fun one to create!  I will be showing the progress.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Adding design and privacy to arched window!

I received a text from a homeowner in Spokane, WA who wanted to add privacy and a nice design to compliment the bathroom remodel he was doing.  I had a design that he liked and I modified it to fit the shape of the window.  I would update him by sending pics of the process and finally shipping it out to Spokane from Vancouver, WA.  He was able to install it using glass clips I provided and following the steps I had sent in pictures.  
The design ties in nicely with the trees in the background.

The result is amazing!  I love how the textured glass blocks out his own roof and the neighbor's house and still provides light to the space. Here are the before and after results.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Reinvigorating a Bathroom Window!

After the Artist Studio Tour last year, someone who attended the tour called and asked for me to take a look at a bathroom window in their home that needed reinvigorating.  They had a dual pane slider and they had a shade that covered all the time because they needed privacy, but it blocked the light which they wanted.  We discussed a glass panel to be mounted on the lower half instead of the whole window so they could still open it when needed. They wanted a flowing design tying into the trees in the background.  

Here is what the window looked like.
Here are some pics after installation.  I will be taking pictures again when there is better lighting.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Broken Glass/Stained Glass? Part 3(final)

After removing the broken pieces, I insert the good pieces I had cut earlier. I soldered the joints and re puttied the sections that I replaced.  I then insert the repaired section back into the panel, solder the joints and use a patina to darken the solder joints. The last thing is to clean the whole panel. 

Monday, January 8, 2018

Broken Glass/Stained Glass? part 2

The following images show the process of removing the broken glass as well as separating the came to get to the broken pieces. The last image shows the process of cleaning out the came before being able to insert the new glass pieces.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Broken Glass?

I have had several calls about broken stained glass and thought I would share one in process.
This is a tall panel in which 3 pieces of glass were broken. The second picture shows the broken pieces and the first shows how I have taken the section out of the main panel so it can be repaired.  I still have to take apart additional sections to get to the broken pieces.  The trick is to not break other pieces in the process.  While the section is still together I went ahead and cut out good pieces.  I did this since it is easier at this point while the shapes are still together.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

2 Abstract Designs; Geometric design in process

Geometric design in process.  Piecing together the beveled triangles, adding a nice clear piece with white streaks, soldering the joints together as well as the external came.  

Image below: Figuring out the color combo for the top of the triangles.

 Puttying to fill in the space in the came/glass.

 I bonded on the beveled color pieces using Ultra Violet adhesive.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

2 Abstract Designs, Geometric and Flowing

The first picture shows sketches of a couple of couple of designs on blue paper and the finished designs drawn out. I have started on the geometrical design on the right.  The next several pics show the beveling in process and completed. The next to last pic shows pre polish on 2 sides and the polished step on the top side.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Studio Tour!

Last weekend was the Clark County Open Studio Tour.  I had fun showing my work and meeting lots of people.  Some people who came last year also came this year, it was good to see them again.  
I displayed both glass and paintings.  Small glass panels are for sale as well as paintings which make for great gifts! 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Entry Way Stained Glass Installed!

This project turned out amazing!

The client is thrilled, stating:   "It’s all we wanted and more. And everyone who has had their hands on this, from Stefan at the door store to the installer to the finisher has been thrilled to be a part of it. A lot of care in this piece. I can’t think of a better way to enter our home. Thank you!"

The following images are what the Entryway looked like before replacing with the above.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Designing/Fabricating stained glass for Entryway, part 4

Drawing the sidelight panel and lining up where the lines will flow from the front door to the sidelight panels.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Designing/Fabricatiing Stained Glass for Entryway, part 3

Here is the progression on fabricating the front door panel.  The second 2 pics show details of a couple of glass textures. The last 2 pics also show the joints- the next step is soldering the joints both the front and backside of the panel. 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Designing/Fabricating Stained Glass for Entryway part 2

Last post I showed the design for an entryway with and without color.  The next several posts will be showing different steps in the fabrication process. This step is showing some of the color and clear pieces that have been hand beveled. If you missed seeing a previous post about hand beveling glass here is a link to the video demonstrating a little of the beveling process 
Here is another link showing a glass cutting demonstration: