3 - TECHNIQUES

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We apply the traditional techniques of stained glass (assembling with lead, engraving, painting and heating) as well as more recent techniques such as

- Thermoforming,

- and Fusing

We also make stained glass slabs.

3.1 – STAINED GLASS

We use blown glass from the glassworks of Saint Just sur Loire. It is a high quality glass for stained glass making with a wide variety of patterns and we do not make any concession on this point since the quality of our creations highly depends on it.

We sometime use glass from other sources for Thermoforming and Fusing.

3.2 – RESTORATION

The main concern of our studio with respect to the restoration of antique stained glass is to retrieve the spirit which lead to the creation of these works:

  • research on iconography,
  • outline drawing
  • relief,
  • glass texture,
  • coloring,

Moreover we respect the rules set by the research laboratory of the Historical Buildings Administration in Champ-sur-Marne.

3.3 – GLASS SLABS

These works are realized with 25 mm thick glass slabs assembled with a reinforced mortar. These glass slabs are sometime painted with enamel and grisaille, and heated as it is done for stained glass, to provide additional sensitivity.

3.4 – THERMOFORMING

Thermoforming is a transformation of flat glass sheets which are deformed by heating. This technique allows enlivening the glass surface by creating relief to the extent of elaborating volumes.

3.5 –FUSING

With this technique, several glass sheets can be fused together, thus providing larger single surfaces.

 

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