Conrad Pickel Studio, Inc.
Conrad Pickel Studio, Inc.

Faceted Stained Glass

The largest stained glass window in the world, according to The Guiness Book of World Records, resides in Resurrection Cemetery, Justice, Illinois. Pickel Studio created this window using over 22,000 square feet of faceted glass. Pickel Studio began working with the medium of faceted glass in the early 1960's. Since then the studio has created over 1,000 exciting windows and walls of glass complementing many styles of architecture.

Faceted glass is constructed of 1" thick colored stained glass, cut to shape and then cast in an epoxy resin. The design is achieved by the rich interplay and contrast of the translucent glass with the opaque epoxy.

Slabs (dalles) of glass are hand cut to the shapes indicated on the artist's full-size drawing. The glass is then faceted (shelled) to create the rich sparkle. The glass slabs are embedded in an epoxy resin with selected aggregates applied to both surfaces of the epoxy. For purposes of appearance and extra strength, the Pickel Studio double casts each panel. The finished weight is ten pounds per square foot.

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