~ Chris and Jim Moore
Cheyenne, Wyoming (10/12/11)
The world has been producing stained glass windows for more than 400 years. Building on these centuries of accumulated expertise, “Scottish Stained Glass” is a process I developed over the past 25 years to perfect the art of stained glass for American homes. Growing up in Glasgow I learned the secrets of the traditional stained glass process and brought them to the United States in the early 1990’s.
The Scottish Stained Glass process takes the traditional methods and enhances them with the use of dark leads, hidden solder joints, precise soldering temperatures, a unique polishing process and a combination of computer enhanced designing and free hand designing. The results of the above can be clearly seen in every piece of stained and leaded glass we produce.
To be honest most of today’s stained glass is of disappointingly poor quality especially when you look at the fine details. The leading and joints are often different colors, the horizontal and vertical lines don’t always match up and the design proportions and color choices are usually incorrect because very few stained glass artisans utilize computer and Photoshop to double check their work before manufacture. Unfortunately most stained glass produced today looks good from afar, but is far from good when viewed up close.
Scottish Stained Glass uses both Photoshop and CAD technologies to ensure that our glass is exactly correct before manufacture. Each design is reviewed 8-10 times before it is finalized (including a final client review). Look closely at the photos and see for yourself the precision and quality which cannot be seen anywhere other than Scottish Stained Glass.
We don’t mean to sound boastful, but sometimes when you are the lion you just have to roar!
Founder & Creator of the
Scottish Stained Glass Process
20 years, 12,000 customers, and 40,000 windows later we have made further refinements to the process including allowing stained glass to be sealed inside external windows for additional energy efficiency. We also developed a technique to sandwich the windows between two other panes of glass allowing the stained glass to be utilized in showers where condensation or fogging could otherwise become a problem.
Because of our extraordinary commitment to quality, Scottish Stained Glass takes about twice as long to make as regular stained glass and costs a little bit more. However, we find that our clients continually tell us that while our prices may be a little bit higher we provide the best value for money.
Today we are the largest stained glass studio of our kind and we continue to grow serving clients all across the nation with innovative designs, impeccable customer service, and the highest quality craftsmanship.
Contact us today to experience the Scottish Stained Glass difference for yourself!