Elk Hill Farm School Chapel – Goochland, VA

The changing of the seasons surrounded by royal colors gives this stained glass window a balance of casualness and formality; nice combination for a boys school. We cut holes in the window about the size of a quarter and inserted chandelier parts so when the sun moves, rays of light travel around the chapel.

St. Thomas Aquinas Church – Charlottesville, VA

Along with the icon, the stained glass committee wanted thirteen contemporary stained glass windows interpreting the paintings of one of their parishioners, Mary Atkinson. Here we chose to use an adhesive to bond the stained glass to a sheet of tempered glass, removing the need for lead lines and giving us a “painted canvas” effect.

Fused Stained Glass Doors
Corolla, NC

Fused Stained Glass Doors - North Carolina ©Cain Art Glass 2016, All Rights Reserved

Fused Glass: By cutting the glass slightly larger than the pattern we can overlap the edges and fuse the glass together in our kilns. Instead of a piece of lead holding the glass together, there is a seam of glass that catches the light and highlights the design. As the sun moves, the light moves from one seam to another, bringing the window to life. We created eight windows like this for a beach home’s kitchen in Corolla, North Carolina.

Fused Stained Glass Doors - Corolla, NC ©Cain Art Glass 2016, All Rights Reserved

“First Frost” Sculpted Window
Virginia

Sculpted Vine Contemporary Stained Glass Window ©Cain Art Glass 2016, All Rights Reserved

One in a series of windows we created to simulate the last few days of fall in the vineyard. Beveling stained glass, fusing other portions, and sculpturing the solder for depth, we were able to bring out the true character of the piece.