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

Leaded Stained Glass

Pickel Studio uses the finest mouthblown antique glass to produce unique and original leaded stained glass windows. Most of the glass is made in Europe just as it has been for a thousand years and therefore has an unusual sparkle and texture. Special consideration is given to the shading in each piece of colored glass. The leading is done in a practical and artistic manner to accent the construction of the window. The leading is cemented in place, and strengthening bars are soldered to the panels. The weight of leaded glass is about four pounds per square foot.

Features and details are hand painted onto the glass using special metallic oxide paint. The paint is then fused to the glass in a kiln reaching temperatures of 1350 degrees, making it absolutely permanent. Stained glass is an art of its own. It does not seek to imitate the art of painting. Stained glass artists strive to be eloquent in presentation, but avoid sentimentality; seek beauty, but avoid prettiness. Thus stained glass art has an enduring worth and lasting interest, no matter how often seen.

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Vero Beach, Florida