Our studio prides itself in investing in ourselves, in working and perfecting our craft over time. Here, Wayne inspects a bevel he is working on for a custom beveled glass window soon to go into a home outside of Richmond, Virginia. Over 30 years ago, Wayne taught himself to bevel on glass, without the aid of YouTube or Google, and researched all he could find on beveling glass at the Library of Congress in DC. After taking what he could from the books, he worked for years practicing until he mastered the craft. Now, our studio is one of few left in the country to do custom hand bevels on antique machines, using low speeds to give our bevels the same warm glow you see in 200-year-old windows up and down the east coast. Our polishing stones, from Newcastle, England, help us distinguish our bevels from those done on industrial diamond equipment, which in turn makes our windows sparkle.
Below are four videos, you’ll need to click on them, that will give you some idea of the skill and time required to produce hand-beveled glass.
We believe the time and effort are worth the sparkle and character of our completed windows.