"We can't believe how much energy it's added to our atrium!"
The process of commissioning a stained glass window begins when the client (you) describes or shows me the space, and explains preferences for colors, themes, or specific design requirements. You would tell me what designs you do and don't like on this web site, and I can send you other images to look at. I charge $500 per square foot, and give you a firm price as soon as the size of the window is decided. At this time, I request a 1/3 deposit for design time and material purchase.
Design sketches and glass samples are then sent to you for approval. Depending on your response, revisions might be made, a new design drawing created, or work begun on the project.
The design may involve painting and firing , etching, or fused glass elements. When completed, the windows are either delivered by me to the site, picked up by you, or crated and shipped.
Most installations do not require removal of existing clear window glass, which is usually thermopane. The stained glass window is placed in the window frame on the inside of the building and held in place with wood molding. There are, of course, exceptions to this process, depending on the size and location of the installation and instructions from you or your architect.
Partial List of Commissions
2009 - 11 panels for Millstream School, "River and Streams of Life"
2004 - 21 windows depicting earth, wind, water and fire for Greeley Middle School, Cumberland, Maine
2003 - Rising Bubbles -10 foot square window wall for Middle School of the Kennebunks
2002 - The Point - 6 windows for Bowdoin Central School, Bowdoin, Maine
2001 - Wall of windows in meditation room of Midcoast Hospital, Brunswick, Maine
2001 - The Map -16foot square wall mounted lightbox with fused glass G.I.S. and topographic map for Camden Hills High School, Rockport, Maine
2000 - The Wave - 31 fused and leaded glass windows for cafe at Camden Hills High School
1998 - 6 foot diameter entry window, 6 round waiting room windows for Rockland Ferry Terminal, Rockland, Maine and windows for 4 smaller ferry terminals in Maine
1998 - Evolution of the Universe - Big Bang windows, Cosmic Debris windows, Solar System, and maps from outer space windows for a school in Auburn, Maine
1997 - Lilies - 7 foot 4inch by 4 foot window wall of lilies with matching entry door and sidelight windows for a private home
1995 - Something Fishy - 5 windows of sea life in the Gulf of Maine for a school in Brooklin, Maine