In addition to restoration work, Whitney Stained Glass Studio has designed and installed numerous orignial windows for many public and private spaces. Today, the techniques used to produce stained glass windows are much the same as in the Middle Ages (see History of Stained Glass).

A stained glass window starts with a design which is then rendered in color.  After client approval, a cartoon is created and cut line copies are made to use as a template.  Glass is chosen based on color, texture and pattern, and then is cut to fit the pattern pieces.  Any pieces that require painting are painted and fired in the kiln as many times as necessary to create the desired pattern or picture.

The pieces of glass are then assembled with lead came, and soldered at the joints.  Putty is brushed under the lead came on both sides to make the window water-tight and rigid.  The window is then cleaned and any needed support bars are added.    

The craftsmen at our studio adhere to traditional methods. This is one of the reasons we have excellent reputation for quality workmanship.

  • Brunswick United Methodist Church – Brunswick, OH
    Twelve new windows for the new church building, depicting the life of Christ.

  • Christ The King Church – East Cleveland, OH
    New window of African American St. Ann and the Blessed Mother.

  • First Presbyterian Church – North East, PA
    A new entrance for the Church required new windows.

  • First Hungarian Reformed Church – Walton Hills, OH
    New stained glass throughout.

  • McGuire Memorial Home – New Brighton, PA
    Etched portraits on the chapel doors.

  • St. Anselm Catholic Church – Chesterland, OH
    Two windows in the brand new church comprised about 700 square feet of stained glass.

  • St. James Anglican Church – Cleveland, OH
    One of our current projects as of May, 2004.

  • St. Luke Catholic Church – Lakewood, OH
    We were commissioned to create a shrine to honor the Martyrs of El Salvador. We designed, fabricated and installed a lighted stained glass panel with portraits of the martyrs.

  • St. Mary Catholic Church – Berea, OH
    Mother Theresa administering to the sick.

  • St. Michael Catholic Church – Kelly’s Island, OH (link to Page)
    Ten stained glass windows of Christ and Saints.

  • St. Richard Catholic Church – North Olmsted, OH (link to Page)
    Faceted glass window wall perfect for remodeled church.

  • Walsh Jesuit High School – Cuyahoga Falls, OH (link to Page)
    Tryptych window of the North American Martyrs.