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The art of making stained glass windows has changed little over the past
hundreds of years. Granted, the kilns used to fire the stained glass
might be gas powered today, but the methods used to produce fine windows
We start first with your idea for a new window for your
church, home, or institution. We determine size and scale considerations
along with frame and installation details. After discussing design
ideas, colors and styles, we produce a watercolor sketch for your approval.
This will be a scale drawing in color a good representation of the final
product. Changes and adaptations are made in this stage before we produce a
full size cartoon in black and white of the window that shows every detail
of the subject, every small nuance, shape, and shade.
Pictured above is a portion of a window of Christ stilling
the Tempest. Immediately above and to the right are larger
details of the same window.
Here we show twelve windows created for a
Boston church in genuine antique glass. In six pairs, the parish
selected these popular saints to be represented pictorially in their
church. We have shown detail of the window of St. Maximilian Kolbe
above and below, and detail of the faces of St. Joseph, and St.
Frances Xavier Cabrini.
Let us design and execute Stained Glass windows
for your church. Please contact us with your inquiry. We are happy to serve
Call or Email Richard Chartrand. He will respond quickly to your requests.
This cartoon becomes the working drawing to
create the finished window. Individual glass pieces are selected for
color and painted accordingly. Each piece is fired in the kiln
individually and then assembled on the table, cemented and soldered
together to make a complete panel.
is a reduced section from a full size cartoon of a window. This shows
every detail of the painted design in black and white, with placement of
all lead lines.
To the right is a photo of a full size cartoon. The white "H" shaped
lines represent the frame muntins.
Since 1910, the Chartrand family has been involved
with stained glass windows for churches. In the early days, we represented
the firm Maumejéan Frères of Paris, France and Mayer Studios of Munich,
Germany. Our association with Mayer continues today. Our lead artist of many
years, Franz Schroeder, continues our work at their studio in Munich.
a partial list of the many stained glass projects that the Chartrands have completed
in the last one-hundred years.
Here we show five examples of a series of stained glass windows that we
designed and executed for an Armenian Church. The beautiful style is very
fitting to the Armenian tradition.
Above we have windows of the Holy Family, Saint Vartanatz, two
narrow panels from stairwells in the church - and shown to the left
the window of the Ascension with a detail of the Christ figure.
are able to create windows suitable for your church, keeping in mind
the architectural style of your building and the spiritual tradition
of the congregation.
For a church south of Boston, we designed sixty stained glass
windows, each representing a different saint. We
illustrate just a few of them here.
These sixty windows have beautifully detailed figures on backgrounds of
almost transparent antique glass. This method allows for plenty of natural
light to enter the church and permits the exterior landscaping to be viewed
from the nave.
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