Stained glass is a beautiful asset to any locale. It is truly a multi-media art form, an amalgamation of glass, metal, paint, and sometimes more! Stained glass windows can be layered, painted, unpainted, laminated, textured, leaded or foiled, in large sections or small; they can be 100 years old and in excellent condition or 20 years old and falling apart; they can be by a famous artists or an unknown studio.

 

All windows, large or small, in large churches or small homes, deserve individualized treatments tailored to suit their specific needs. However, it can be difficult to know how to treat and maintain this unique and complex art form without an expert's assistance.

Whatever the style, maker, design or location, the stakeholders and owners of stained glass can benefit from the advice, help, and guidance a stained glass professional can provide.

Consultation

 

I offer comprehensive consultation services to the owners of religious, secular and residential stained glass. These services can range from simple documentation of the condition of a building's windows for insurance purposes to a full specification for work on a stained glass window and complete oversight of the conservation process.

 

Consultation services can include:

Reflection of Daniella Peltz on a lift photographing the North Transept window for Central Presbyterian Church, Summit, NJ
  • Photographic Documentation
  • Condition Surveys/Reports
  • Damage Assessment and Insurance Estimates
  • Work Priorities
  • Treatment Plans
  • Specifications
  • Design of Protective Glazing Systems/Installations
  • Assessment of Work Proposals
  • Oversight of Bidding Process
  • Oversight of Contractors
  • Maintenance Plans/Preventive Conservation
  • Intermediary Between Contractors, Architects, Committees and Stakeholders

If you don't see what you need, get in touch and ask - it's more than likely I can do it for you.

Conservation

 

With more than 20-years stained glass conservation experience, I am more than adept at all procedures and methods involved in the conservation of stained glass windows from the 12th through the present, both architectural and in display settings. My conservation services are ideal for:

 

  • Private clients (churches, homeowners, municipalities) looking for a conservator to execute a small stained glass conservation project, or lead the team on a large conservation project;

  • Museums with stained glass conservation projects for which none of their usual conservators are qualified;

  • Glass studios needing the additional expertise of a master conservator and/or a talented glazier for a large project.

 

When I work on large projects for private clients as an individual conservator, I partner with other, carefully chosen, stained glass studios to provide the studio space and additional labor necessary to complete these jobs. However, hands-on stained glass work is one of my joys in life, and I will always personally participate in the conservation of your stained glass - the work will never merely be delegated to others. 

 

My conservation skills include:

Daniella Peltz cleaning a panel from the Zetland Window, Lerwick Town Hall, Shetland Islands, UK
  • Glass Painting for Conservation (including, replacement pieces for missing glass) 
  • Removal and Installation of Historic Windows
  • Before and After Documentation (Annotated Rubbings, Photographic and Computer Documentation)
  • Full and Partial Disassembly and Up-to-date Lead Repair Methods
  • Cleaning of Historic Glass
  • Paint Consolidation
  • Glass Repairs
  • Hxtal Epoxy Repairs and Infils
  • Supplemental Reinforcement
  • Fabrication of Protective Glazing
A list of my prior projects and a description of work is available upon request.

Fabrication and Design

 

Do you want a new window? Do you want to replicate a historic window that has been irrevocably damaged? I can produce a new design or replicate an old one; or, I can work with your chosen artist to translate their vision into stained glass. Fabrication of new windows can include: 

Installing "Knots", a new window for a private client.
  • Cartooning
  • Layout
  • Glass Selection, Cutting and Painting
  • Lead Glazing and Copper Foil Techniques
  • Glass Painting 
  • Non-traditional techniques, including Screen Printing, Plating and Kilnwork
  • Reinforcement
  • Installation in Historic Settings
  • Design of New Installations
  • Working with Artists and Designers
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(917) 754-5225