Stained Glass / TIFFANY

The history of stained glass runs back to ancient Rome, when pieces of colored glass were assembled into patterned window frames. In Europe, the art of stained glass reached its height between 1150 and 1500, when magnificent windows were created for great cathedrals.

A stained-glass image is created by arranging the different pieces of colored glass over the design drawn on a piece of board in 1:1 scale. If fine details such as shadows, outlines, surface patterns are required, the artist then emloys other glass refining techniques such as painting, cutting, sandblastig, fusing etc.

To assemble the glass panel, pieces of colored and painted glass are laid out on the design board, with the edges of each piece fitted into H-shaped strips of lead (cames). These cames are soldered to one another so that the panel is secure. When a panel is completed, putty is inserted between the glass and the lead cames for waterproofing. The entire composition is then stabilized with an iron frame (armature) and mounted in the window, wall or in a part of a furniture.

Our stained-glass studio focuses on the projects in flat glass made by the traditional stained-glass technique as well as on the 3D sculptural and lighting glass objects using a tiffany technique. We are also highly appreciated for re-creating historical glass windows for sacral buildings with a period patina while delicately applying insulating and safety solutions.