STAINED GLASS WINDOWS

SOME CEILINGS AND DOMES EXAMPLES
…AND WROUGHT METALS EXAMPLES

The artistic stained glass windows, domes and ceilings are made even today using the
traditional technique where the manual ability is still the main requirement.

To make a window or a ceiling, there are many steps to follow: the design is first zoomed into a 1:1 scale, where all details become evident.

After that the carton shapes must be prepared and later the artisans will cut the mouth blown glass.

The techniques commonly used to put together all glass pieces are the Tiffany or Collage techniques. The traditional technique of copper ligature is mainly used for classic windows but is also employed to do more modern items such as where the fusing glass technique or the gold leaf are used.

domes ceilings

01 – The design is zoomed in a 1:1 scale
02 – Preparation of the carton shapes of each part of the
window
03, 04 – Selection and cut of the mouth blown glass
05 – Paint with grisaille
06 – Lead sealing
07 – Tiffany sealing
08 – Collage sealing
09 – Assimilation between two safety glasses (thermopan
system).

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