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Stained and leaded glass is an antique art. Most of the materials and techniques are the same now as they were in the earliest examples of stained glass we know of. On these pages you can find examples of work I have designed and created, as well as windows I repaired and restored.


painted Francis Ouimet



Edwardian redesign



Victorian design for oval



restored door with sunburst window



Victorian fanlight design



Colonial diamond design



Contemporary painted and fired wall art


Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How does stained or leaded glass work?
A: The glass is cut into pieces which fit together like a puzzle. The pieces are held in place by a framework of lead strips. We solder the lead together and then use a gray putty to insulate and add strength to the structure.

Q: What happens to a leaded glass window and why do I need to fix it?
A: Leaded glass windows can experience catastrophic breakage from balls, hailstones, movers and so on. But even if they manage to escape those, time and the elements do have an effect that requires maintenance. The most frequent damage we see is simply aging and drying of the putty, which leads to a weakened structure, deterioration of the lead, and eventual slumping and breakage in the window.

Q: What can be done to fix it?
A: Options range from repair of the broken pieces and reconnection of broken lead to full cleaning and replacement of the old lead with all new.

Q: Can you fix a break on-site? Can you put glass back together that has been broken?
A: There are techniques for covering up some cracks, but we try and make the design close to the original concept, which usually means replacing broken pieces with new glass cut to fit.

Q: Can you replace all broken glass with the same colors and patterns?
A: Unfortunately no. We do our best to find a decent match, however the number and variety of manufacturers of art glass are only a small fraction of those from the golden age of residential glass from 1875-1920. We have found that the beauty of a well-designed stained glass window holds its integrity even with a variety of glass used in repairs.

Q: What is the difference between stained and leaded glass?
A: Stained glass is painted and fired in a kiln to incorporate different colors and designs. Leaded glass just refers to the fact that the pieces are held together in a lead framework.

Q: How much does it cost?
A: Price depends on the amount of damage, installation and removal, and the extent of repairs the client requests. One thing to keep in mind is that a leaded glass window is a delicate antique that takes 100% hand restoration at every stage. Prices for repair can start at $150/square foot, and for new construction can reach $600-$700/square foot for the most labor intensive designs, difficult installations and painted windows.


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128 Brookside Ave., Boston, MA 02130