Stained Glass Studio, Ltd.
Sattler's Stained Glass Studios specializes in the conservation
and restoration of church windows as well as new stained glass.
They have all the facilities required for traditional stained
glass projects and restorations, including a computerized kiln
for specialized firing needs. They maintain a large stock of antique
glass and custom colors can be fabricated for any project.
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The example follows
the restoration of one window that was damaged by fire in
St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
STAINED GLASS RESTORATION AND CONSERVATION
Sattlers Studio's work is executed with care, precision, and an
understanding of the fine balance between knowing the limits of
the material and the reality of what is technically possible.
In addition to working with artists on new and innovative modern
art, Sattler's Stained Glass Studios applies its experience to
the restoration of windows of about eight churches yearly. Sattler's
Stained Glass Studio has all necessary facilities and equipment
required for modern and traditional stained glass projects as
well as restorations. At the studio, all glass is hand painted,
but it also has the facility to print on glass. The studios traditional
painters have extensive experience in figurative and ornamental
painting of any period as well as in contemporary art.
Today, the conservation and restoration of stained glass windows
is, just like other art-forms , subject to strict guidelines set
by conservationists and historians to ensure that the original
authentic substance of the window is maintained as much as possible.
The goal is not at all to let the conserved art "shine in new
light". Much rather, the aim is to retain the existing design,
material, and esthetic value of the stained glass windows and
protect them as best as possible from future corrosion. The object
of restoration is to return the stained glass window to its original
form and design. This may include the removal of unjustified repairs
which were subsequently performed, or the replication of missing
portions of original work. Any treatment should be the minimum
and least invasive necessary to satisfy the needs of the project.
Norbert Sattler offers his knowledge, experience and facilities
to help artists from all over the world to create their art. His
Studio prides itself in a quality product which is achieved by
understanding the artist's idea, seeing the artist's view and
combining these with the vast possibilities provided by the medium