Restoration and Repair
Canada has a rich history of architectural Stained Glass. Much of it was created locally between 1880 and 1940. Much is in need of repair or restoration. The beautiful jewels and multi-coloured textured glass are truly antique and have been out of production for several decades.
Stained Glass windows need to be restored every 100 years or so. The oil-based putty crumbles to dust, the lead strips (cames) between each piece of glass begin to weaken, the solder joints crack, and the windows begin to slump out of their frames, eventually cracking pieces of glass. All stained glass windows should be perfectly plumb, not bowed.
Restorers dismantle your window, gently clean each piece of glass, re-lead and re-putty the whole thing in the same manner that it was originally made. This process brings new life to your stained glass windows, and can also be done in combination with replacement windows.
Missing windows can be recreated.
When I restored the original living room transom, I reproduced a missing circular landing window to complement it and the Eastlake Period woodwork.
It completes the architectural authenticity from the exterior.
Sunrise Stained Glass
restores Church of Our Lady Immaculate, Guelph Ontario
I have had and continue to have the extreme honour to work with Sunrise Stained Glass restoring the stained glass windows from the Church of Our Lady Immaculate, Guelph Ontario. These spectacular windows were made in Reims France circa 1907 by Albert Louis Vermonet and his wife Alene Louise Pommery. They are gorgeous. Their Art Nouveau styling, exquisite painting technique and the unique French pallette of colours combine to make every window a one-of-a-kind gem!
Franz Mayer of Munich
Also within the Church of Our Lady, Guelph Ontario, there are dozens of windows made 100 years ago by the famous Mayer of Munich Studio. The painting and glass choice is much darker, reminiscent of British glass! A pleasure too!
Henry St. George
Henry St. George was a local London Ontario glazier who produced unusual painted windows in the early 1900s. The paint on his windows is often fragile. These must be treated with extraordinary care to avoid damage. Henry St. George died young. While trying to expand his business into Detroit, he was struck and killed by a trolley.
For an evaluation of your stained glass and free estimate to repair, please contact Lynette at:
Kathy Jordan and Ken Leap!
Sunday, Jan 20th, 2013
What a great weeklong intensive workshop that was! I learned a lot! I am also newly inspired to learn to paint classic portraits on glass. I will post the paintings that I did in the course on my blog!
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