Welcome to our
FAQ. This is a new section of GlassConservation.com and we hope that
it will prove useful.
has just broken my Stained Glass window! What should I do?
- Do not throw
any of the pieces away.
the smallest fragment can provide crucial detail for the reconstruction
of a window.
- Even if
the original glass can not be saved, recovered fragments may provide
details that could save many hours of research. This will help
to keep the cost of repairs down.
a reputable glass conservator.
- Have the
window made secure, without causing further damage to the glass.
- In the event
of malicious damage, the police should be notified.
- Notify your
do I care for my Stained Glass windows?
- Talk to a qualified
- Do not clean
the window yourself, untold damage has been caused by well-intentioned
attempts at cleaning.
- Keep a photographic
record of the window(s), including close detail.
- We thoroughly
recommend the booklet :- a Fragile Inheritance the care
of stained glass and historic glazing, by Sarah Brown and Sebastian
Strobl, Current price £9.95 (UK pounds) and available from http://www.chpublishing.co.uk.
can I find an accredited conservator?
- The United
Kingdom Institute for Conservation (UKIC) will provide details of
accredited conservators in stained glass as well as other disciplines.
- The British
Society of Master Glass Painters maintains a list.
- Your local Diocesan
Advisory Committee secretary can also advise.
should I go about commissioning a new Stained Glass window?
- For a private
building, such as your home, simply contact some reputable stained
glass studios to discuss your requirements.
- For your local
church, you should talk to the Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC) Secretary
at the Diocesan office for your church.
- Ask them
for a list of approved stained glass artists, preferably with
locations of examples of their work.
styles with a view to drawing up a short list.
the artists to discuss your requirements.
- They will
supply a scale design, for which a design fee will be payable.
- They will
also supply a written estimate for completing and installing the
must apply for a faculty from the DAC. Work should not commence
until this has been obtained.
can I learn more about making Stained Glass windows?
- As a hobby,
a good place to start is your local Adult Education Centre.
- For more serious
students, there are a number of good courses, available throughout
the country. See our links and addresses
page for some contact details.
- Details of these
and other courses are available from the British
Society of Master Glass Painters.