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I utilize age old techniques in the creation of my full sized stained / art glass panels. The majority of my panels are made in what is called the leaded method.

This is a method in which lead came is used to create the construct of the piece, it makes the pieces heavier than the copper foil method but they will last for many generations, potentially even a century or longer without the need for repair. Whereas copper foil for larger pieces just will not last a fraction of that amount of time, even with reinforcement.

In addition, I also putty (aka cementing) each of these panels as well. This process performs a few important features. First, if the panel is going to act as a primary window in a structure it will weatherize that panel. Assuring that the elements are kept out. Second, it tightens up the panel. Due to the way that the pieces are constructed you have this matrix of lead came and pieces of glass, the glass will sometimes "float" in some areas. If there is any vibration present that can cause rattling. This is avoided by puttying the panels. And third, structural integrity. Once the putty is set up it actually helps strengthen the panel as a whole, this adds overall to the longevity of the piece.

Also, in regards to puttying of the panels I do not charge extra for that service as some studios do. I feel that it should be part of the basic service as it helps assure that the pieces will have a long life and that is what my clients deserve.

In regards to reinforcement there are several different types and styles of reinforcement that can be utilized and should be, the selection of that reinforcement is dependent upon numerous factors such as size and installation application. I also consider the aesthetics of design in relation to a balance of having the proper type and amount of reinforcement.

I normally have several full sized panels available for immediate purchase and strive to have them listed on the web site. If you are looking for something specific and do not see it here please contact me and I can send you an email with a photo of my current stock.

I am also available for custom commissions as well. There are several advantages to having a piece custom made, first and foremost is budget. I can normally go into a project with a budget in mind and achieve your goals of design, color and functionality. Starting from scratch allows us full control over all aspects of the project, which is very important.

I look at my relationship with you as a long term partnership and I want to make sure you get what you are looking for and your monies worth. At the end of the day, you are the customer and I want you to be happy.

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