Stained Glass Restoration

Each panel is examined carefully with a documentation in description, photos and templates. If the lead is not corroded, it is preserved. Otherwise, decomposed lead is removed and the panel is releaded and puttied. Broken panes of glass are replaced with glass that most closely matches. If a pane is cracked very slightly, the pane is preserved with a very fine line of copper foil and solder, unless the line is going to be detrimental to the design. The process of restoration is more detailed and labor-intensive than creating a new panel.




1900 Stained Glass Window Restoration

This window panel from around 1900 was brought to Pamela for restoration. She first removed it from a decomposing wood frame. The outer green glass border was covered with paint, panes were broken, putty was falling out and it was in need of an intense restoration cleaning. The panel is …

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Charles Gessford Historical Stained Glass Panels

I was commissioned to restore very significant historical stained glass panels that came from a a rowhouse on Capitol Hill. The home was built by one of Washington, D.C.’s most prolific architects, Charles Gessford (1831-1894). He was the most well-known architect in Capitol Hill in the late 19th century who …

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1910 Lamp Design

This beautiful lamp was given to Pamela to repair because some of the panes had cracked and needed replacing. The cranberry glass is stunning. And it is expensive because it is made with gold. But it is worth it when the lamp shade is illuminated!

Restoration: Church Stained Glass Repair

Christian Fellowship Church Pamela was asked to repair two broken panes of glass in a beautiful and very large church stained glass panel. This was a very difficult challenge because the repair was to be done vertically due to the size of the entire panel. She brought her portable studio …

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McCormick & Schmick’s Lamp Resoration

McCormick & Schmick’s Restaurant This was a restoration project for McCormick & Schmick’s Restaurant. Many of the lamp’s panes were broken. They were removed and brought to Pamela’s studio where she was able to replace the broken glass panes with new and matching glass. They were then reinstalled and all …

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Restoration: Art Deco Panels

Restored Art Deco Panels Full restoration of two art deco panels. They are over 100 years old and 7 feet tall. Pamela completely dismantled the old panels, cleaned the glass panes, replaced the broken glass panes with antique glass and releaded the panels, restoring them to their original beauty. Then …

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Victorian Panel Restoration

This is a Victorian Panel that is over 100 years old, and was brought to us in a state of complete disintegration. The panel had belonged to client’s grandmother, and meant a lot to her. Not only was the lead in shambles but quite a few of the glass pieces …

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Restoration: Victorian Panel

Restored Victorian Panel Pamela replaced many broken glass pieces in this Victorian panel that is over 100 years old.

Restoration: Antique German Panels

Restored Antique German Panels These two panels were smashed to smithereens during a move from Germany. Pamela took them apart completely, made templates with the original design, and restored them using antique glass.