These leaded medicine cabinet doors are a collaborative effort between myself and the client. It was important to compliment an adjacent leaded window in the bathroom as well as a massive set of historic windows viewed walking up the stairs (pictured below – note: I did not make these). We used milky white glass for the center diamonds and two types of antique glass for the outer diamonds and top/bottom borders. The watery ripple was salvaged from an old panel […]
This window had the largest bevels I’ve worked with to date. Measuring approximately 5′ x 18″, it was brought to me after suffering a near fatal tip over. And I’m pretty sure the fragile/bendy condition of the original lead actually saved it from massive damage as all of the bevels except a small one were all in tact. The original frame (encased in wood for transport) was left as is. Oddly, the two support bars were inserted into the front […]
I copied this design from a set of very old windows that were completely falling apart. The border of this new panel includes salvaged clear/wavy glass (from an early 1900’s piece) and features milky blue/purple colors and opalescent white accents. The colors change quite a bit depending on the amount of light.
For this bedroom door, I used salvaged and cut glass from an antique window (last pic in the gallery) for the clear top/bottom pieces and milky yellow, green and red for the rest. The design was completely freestyle – no cartoon or pre made pattern.Certainly not the most orthodox of methods, but sometimes ya just gotta go with the flow. I laid out other clear textured pieces inside a set frame in various positions and narrowed it down to using only […]
I designed and built these custom windows using water glass for everything except the borders which are seeded clear and a confetti type glass in the corners. You can get a closer look at that glass HERE. I’m happy to know these will be seen every time someone goes up or down the stairs of the home. Thank you.
It’s inevitable. After 80-100 years of life, leaded windows begin to give way to mother nature. Becoming brittle, collapsing and of lack of weather proofing are 3 good reasons to have your windows redone. Properly insulated leaded windows will get rid of cold drafts and save you money. The frames around these still need repainted, but the new leaded glass is ready for winter.
Restoring this window was a new challenge. In addition to the cracked pieces and collapsing lead, the image in the center was something I had not run into before. Rather than being painted, it was a photo (or some other type of material) encased between two pieces of clear glass. The length of time it lasted was impressive, but if you look closer, you can se how it was shifting downward and to the right. It had dissolved into a thousand […]