St. Johns Lutheran Church
Emporia, Virginia

Stained Glass Mirror Cross St Johns Lutheran Church Emporia Virginia ©Cain Art Glass 2016, All Rights Reserved St Johns Lutheran Church Emporia Virginia ©Cain Art Glass 2016, All Rights Reserved

We were approached by the congregation to enhance the visual impact of a wooden cross behind the altar in their sanctuary. Without lights behind the cross, we developed an idea to use colored mirrors to use the available light above and in front of the cross to make the sunburst design sparkle as you moved throughout the sanctuary.

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Tobacco Company
Richmond, Virginia


We created a wall 26′ x 9′ of cut mirror and black glass for a disco around 30 years ago.

You can see the design sketch in the photograph. By leaving the edge clean cut, the revolving

light would travel along the design lines.

VIP Lounge, The Paramount Theatre
Charlottesville, VA

We designed a mirror to go between the lighting fixtures using our “antique” mirror technique. With a thin line of emerald green reflective glass as an accent, we cut the mirror to the remaining design and placed the edges together so the light from the fixtures would travel along the edges as one moved around the room. This is commonly know as the “French Cut”.

The Ballroom, The Paramount Theatre
Charlottesville, VA

Our client did not want the brash look of new mirrors, so by contaminating silver nitrate and rolling it around on a 2′ by 3′ sheet of glass, we created these “antique” mirrors. Cutting our sheets to size, we selected a place for each mirror around the room to achieve a balanced effect.

The Tobacco Company
Richmond, Va

A wall of silver mirror and black glass, 22 feet by 9 feet tall, created for the Tobacco Club. The play of lights, reflecting colors, and the clean cut edges of glass enhance the design, making this one of our more unique public commissions.

Stained Glass Silvering
Richmond, Virginia

Stained Glass Beveled Mirror ©Cain Art Glass 2016, All Rights Reserved

After hand beveling each piece of glass we created an “antique” mirror effect by contaminating sliver nitrate and silvering the back side of the glass. Then we assembled with our sculpturing technique and applyed a patina for a natural look. With sconces on each side, the light reflects on the bevels as one moves down the hallway.