Chicago School of Glass Art

Chicago's Glass Art Studio

Repair and Restoration

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Repair and restoration is one of many things that we do at Suevel Studios and I have to say it is one of my favorite parts of  doing stained glass.  Don’t take me wrong, new work and commissioned work is fun, but the challenge of repair and restoration of old windows, or for that matter newer windows, challenges the mind at another level and I love a challenge. Part of the challenge is to make the repair hard to see with the naked eye or almost invisible.  To help complicate things throw in the age of the glass and that you can seemingly never find a perfect match, then add in all the rest. Like how the original artist built the window, any other repairs that were done by someone else, matching the lead, solder, cement, the list goes on and on.  In this repair we had to match two pieces of glass. I know they are only pictures, but not too shabby of job, even if I do say so myself.

 

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