Numerous techniques used to create stained-glass exist. Along with numerous styles and media, the possibilities are (almost) endless.
From the sacred to the profane, from the ancient to the contemporary, stained-glass windows can be made to your own whims. They are not limited solely to churches, and can be included as decorative highlights throughout a home and even commercial buildings (doors, windows, furniture, signage, etc.).
We propose you the elaboration of a custom-made work corresponding to your aesthetic and practical expectations, and to better understand the techniques we use, please see the following presentation:
By using the traditional technique of assembling glass and lead, we perpetuate a thousand-year-old practice that has been passed down from generation to generation and has never stopped improving. This is the very heart of stained glass.
The cartoon (drawing) of the artist determines what the stained-glass window will look like in its final form. From there, the glass is cut, mounted together with lead cames and the joints are soldered with tin.
Copper Foil (known as Tiffany in France)
The Tiffany technique does not use lead, but a copper foil backed with adhesive, and allows for lighter pieces. This makes it possible to create three-dimensional pieces such as the famous Tiffany lamps.
The adhesive copper strips are placed along the edges of the different pieces of glass, which are then arranged in their final shape, then they are completely soldered with tin.
Grisaille and enamels are the most commonly used kiln-fired paints.
Grisaille is used to outline forms as well as to create transparency and opacity on the glass.
Enamels are translucent paints that are often used in combination with grisaille to add color to specific areas of a piece.
We can create works in each of these techniques alone or by combining them, which allows for more freedom and artistic diversity.