Antique Stained Glass

Antique Stained Glass

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  • January 18, 2012

San Antonio Stained Glass can both repair existing antique stained glass windows as well as create new windows that replicate antique styles.

Older San Antonio homes often have a few pieces of antique stained glass near the front entry, in hallways and stairwells, as well as dining rooms and studies. Many of these stained glass windows are built in the Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Prairie, or Tiffany’s styles. We can work with home owners to undertake the process of restoring the original window, or if it is already too far gone, we’d be happy to build a brand new installation.

Restoring the antique stained glass consists of two separate procedures. First, the glass is cleaned to remove the decades or centuries of dirt, grime, grease, and other particulates that have accumulated on the windows. Then, the leading is evaluated and repaired to ensure that the glass pieces are being held securely in place and limit the impact of the elements on the window in the future.

Building new stained glass involves either replicating the exact design which might previously have filled a window, or researching the age and style of the home to ensure that we are crafting a window that is of the appropriate style. In most cases these antique stained glass windows are characterized by bright colors and geometric patters that mimic elements of nature. Flowers, leaves, birds, and butterfly’s are common in this windows but we can create an antique designs that include any elements you may want in your glass.

Martin Faith is a stained glass artisan from Glasgow and a collector of rare and antique stained glass windows. Martin has spent over 30 years perfecting his skills as a glassmaker and is well-versed in both traditional and modern techniques, as well as a range of stained glass styles, including Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Mackintosh, Prairie, Mission, and beveled glass. Shortly after moving to the United States, Martin started his own business selling stained glass windows. Stained Glass San Antonio has produced over 50,000 stained and leaded glass windows and successfully completed hundreds of religious glass restoration projects for churches.