The Stained glass Workshop

More than four thousand years ago, the hand of man has borne the glass, this material opens the way to multiple applications, from the most everyday to the most artistic. This stained glass technique, which took off at the beginning of the Middle Ages, is at the source of exceptional light games and decorative effects that are increasingly appealing today.

Historian Jean Lafond defined it as follows: The stained glass is a decorative composition that derives its effect from the translucency of its support. Let us not try to clarify more: the definition might leave aside the oldest as the most recent manifestations of an art that has not yet said its last word.

The stained glass is the result of an ancestral technique reproduced by the artists through the time, which is the result of the Assembly of the crystal with lead, tin or copper. This glass, an essential part of the window, comes from the Saint-Just Company of Saint-Etienne, www.saint-gobain-glass.com, for the Atelier stained by Elise.

After having completed a small scale model, Elise stained Glass workshop reproduces this one at the scale of the stained glass window desired by the customer on a paper called Cardboard. You can ask any subject that will then adapt to the stained glass technique. If an idea is heart-dyed but you don’t know how to draw it or do not have models, ask for sketches and drawings in the workshop.

The carton is then demodelled on Canson paper. This thicker is then cut by following the strokes. Each piece of cut paper serves as a template for cutting glass pieces…

Elise’s workshop works with several techniques; Traditional stained glass with lead, Tiffany with copper, enamel and grey paint, fusing…et of course the mixture of all these techniques. Traditional or contemporary stained glass, the atelier it is a pleasure to carry out your projects. The workshop works as well the stained glass window as the illustration and the painting.

Stained Glass Design

Stained glass can take a variety of shapes. It can be very traditional by its technique and subject or on the contrary very contemporary.

The stained glass Workshop offers windows of all sizes and varied subjects. The stained glass window can take the form of a glass bay or simply a decorative object to be put on a windows or wall. Want to bring color to your home? From a small or large window… The stained glass is the master in matter.

The fusion of several glasses gives the technique of the fusing. This allows to create small objects such as expensive doors, under glass, objects to be affixed to a window or a wall such as a bird, a butterfly, an insect…. cups, ashtrays, frames, jewellery, modules….

The assembly of glass parts by lead offers the possibility to create objects flat, to affix to a window already existing or to replace one. These stained glass windows can also be inserted in a frame to hang over a window or simply laid on a piece of furniture. For weddings, city gifts, trophies… it is a gift of value and original.

The painting also offers the stained glass the possibility to represent any subject. The combination of the color of glasses and paint which is black or colorful, makes the stained glass even more precious and fabulous. You are passionate about birds, made your favorite stained glass. It’ll enlighten your interior. You are a fan of a cartoon hero, do not hesitate to have it interpreted in stained glass.

Whether you like the traditional or the contemporary, the stained glass will turn your idea into color. Reflections are sometimes as important as the glass itself. If you place a stained glass window on a well-lit windows, the glasses will create colorful reflections that extend into your interior. All the art and beauty of the stained glass is in the light it creates.