fast can I get the stained glass windows?
It is a good idea to think about your stained glass early
in your building
program. One of the advantages is that you can have your
the mullion breakup of the frame rather than have to accommodate
breakup when working with the design. An example is the
window with two mullions breaking up the window into four
pie shaped pieces.
If you decided that you wanted a figure in this window that
might be more of
a problem. At that point it would be more advantageous to
horizontal mullion. The general time frame we give is 120-180
allows plenty of time for design consultation, glass selection
and order if
necessary, fabrication and installation.
How much does a stained glass window cost?
The deciding cost factors are as follows: Intricacy of design,
glass (machine made rolled glass, antique mouth blown glass
or some other
specialty glass), and in some instances installation considerations
specialty scaffolding or lifts. We at IHS Studios like to
get a budget
amount from the client and develop a design within that
budget amount if
faceted glass cheaper than traditional stained or leaded
No, for a studio set up to do both faceted and stained or
leaded glass, such
as IHS Studios. In faceted glass applications the materials
glass) are more costly and in leaded glass the labor or
glazing process is a
cost factor. Hand painted stained glass is the most costly
What is the difference between
faceted and stained glass?
Faceted or Dalle de Verre glass is a one inch thick glass
put together in an
epoxy matrix. It weighs approximately thirteen pounds per
square foot and
is a more contemporary and mosaic application. It also works
well in situations where the restriction of light is a factor.
edges are faceted (chipped with a hammer) the glass gives
effect. Leaded glass is glazed (lead or zinc came is soldered
consist of pieces of colored glass cut in pieces to form
the design of the
window. Stained (hand painted) glass consist of pieces of
colored that have
been painted with a lead based paint and heated in a kiln
for several hours
at approximately 1100 degrees fahrenheit This paint becomes
part of the glass when fired in the kiln properly. There
are several styles
of hand painting including traditional old world, contemporary
style and Bizentene. IHS is a full service studio offering
a mixture of
styles stemming from a staff of artists skilled in a variety
we put shielding on our art glass windows?
IHS Studios recommends 1/4" plate glass shielding for
stained or leaded
glass. You may also use lexian or plexiglas, however, after
fifteen years you may some hazing or yellowing. IHS does
shielding on faceted or Dalle de Verre glass. The heat buildup
detrimental to the epoxy matrix and can cause separation
from the glass and
epoxy. If there is sufficient area between the shielding
and actual glass to
create air flow, the heat buildup may not be a factor.
we see some artwork prior to signing an official contract?
Yes that is possible, however, you must remember that we
have many clients
under contract that are waiting for artwork. We will concentrate
artwork and do any speculative artwork when time allows.
Sometimes there are
many hours that go into developing artwork and while we
do not charge for
this service in a situation where the client is deciding
which studio to
contract, it is a costly process for any studio.
do we get started?
Our office staff will execute a proposal and upon receipt
of that signed
proposal our artist will begin artwork consultation (if
it has not already
occurred) and proceed with artwork. The actual fabrication
of the windows
will depend on how soon the framed window openings can be
measured and your
construction schedule. Glass acquisition will begin as soon
as the artwork
is signed and approved. Installation will depend on your
construction schedule. In the case of an existing facility,
the process can