Stained Glass Rose Window – St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Priory – Charlottesville, Virginia

Stained Glass Rose Window St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church Priory Charlottesville Virginia

This detail from one of the two rose windows we created for the new St. Thomas Aquinas Priory in Charlottesville, VA, is of the Dove, representing the Holy Spirit. The diapering on the hand-blown blue German glass, done in the classic style of painting on glass, is meant to be imperfect, to remember a time when stained glass art was imperfect. These imperfections are what makes the window have it’s unique character, why oil paintings are much better than photocopies.