Stained Glass Design & Restoration
All of our windows are our own original design and construction. Our studio offers a complete gamut of original design service; from the very light and simple treatment of color and texture, to the most elaborate figure work spanning entire glass walls in church interiors. Our innovative use and combinations of the various techniques for decorative glass include:
- lead Came
- laminated glass
- traditional painting and firing
Our studio coordinates new decorative glass solutions with traditional techniques to better complement existing artwork and interior spaces. Our windows are fabricated the traditional method of taking design (cartoon) and hand cutting each piece of glass to fit the cartoon. After all pieces are cut, lead came is formed to fit. Each piece of glass and lead is then then soldered.
The channel of lead the glass fit into is then filled with a putty type glazing material This solidifies window and then re-in forcing the entire window with zinc strips. Windows have been done this way for ever. The only changes are higher quality materials.
What we Offer
Custom Window Design
Art on Glass
Repair & Restoration
We have a large studio which Lanzini and Sons has restored hundreds of window in the last century. Stained Glass Windows are one of the most decorative and most expensive parts of the religious building. Restoration is very sensitive process and needs to be done by professional restorers and artist. Our team can restore your Stained glass window to its original beauty.
Stained glass itself has an indefinite life span, but the associated components that compromise a window such as the lead and wood frame have a finite life of approximately 40-100 years depending upon conditions.
The failure in these components lead to water infiltrating the framework of the church causing great damage to the underlying church structure in the form of dry rot and mold. Repairing these faults in the windows can be easily and reasonably accomplished by our studios restoration services.
During the restoration process we evaluate the damage to the frame and repair as necessary. The window is disassembled, broken panes, damage lead are replaced, repacked, cleaned. This is a simplification of the process.
We approach each restoration project with reverence for the original artist and subject and with uncommon appreciation for his or her work as well as respect for its setting.
We are pleased to quote on major or minor repairs to your stained glass treasures, including cleaning, total restoration and weather protection of both the art and its surrounding framework. And we fully understand that the needs and sensitivities of each church congregation may differ.