Featured Modern Leaded Glass Project: Altar’d State Boulder

Posted December 7th, 2018 by ssgadmin

Scottish Stained Glass is honored to have been chosen to manufacture and assemble the complete leaded glass storefront in addition to interior leaded glass features in Altar’d State’s newest location in Boulder. Altar’d State is a faith-based national retailer with over 100 boutiques throughout thirty states. Altar’d State is renowned for its branded unique fashion experience that’s illuminated through gorgeous, modern stained glass displays in many of their locations. With a powerful mission behind their retail experience, Altar’d State prioritizes giving back to the community through child sponsorships, team volunteer work, and charitable giving. Partnering with such an illustrious, philanthropic organization was a really special experience and we’re humbled to have contributed to their specialized shopping experience.

Contemporary Leaded Glass Features: Manufacturing and Assembly

Our team of stained glass artisans worked hard to complete the scope of this project within the strict timeline given. Once Altar’d State obtained their permits, we had exactly three weeks to complete the entire leaded glass project before the installation deadline. The project was comprised of a complete leaded glass storefront, a 12-foot privacy leaded glass interior feature, as well as an 8-foot leaded glass rotunda ceiling feature. All three components totaled 400 square feet of custom leaded stained glass. Since the storefront didn’t exist yet, we had to build all of the leaded glass features based on the given plans and dimensions.

One of the more technical aspects of this project was the curved leaded glass components. We had to calculate the exact radius of each curved leaded glass feature in order to make two proper molds for each piece. With such a limited time frame, we had no room for error. Each piece had to be created perfectly according to the given dimensions. Our 15-person team worked diligently and precisely and when it came it installation time, all leaded glass pieces fit perfectly.

Installation Process and Final Result of Our Contemporary Leaded Glass Project

Working alongside numerous other contractors and designers, we all simultaneously came together to create this incredible store from the ground up. While our team meticulously installed each piece of leaded glass, others were installing copper cladding and metal framing. As we pieced together the leaded storefront, designers were creating interior clothing displays and organizing inventory. The entire production worked seamlessly together to accomplish something that looked like it should’ve taken months.

The 12-foot leaded glass feature was installed directly in front of the dressing rooms to provide a beautiful focal point while also offering privacy. Altar’d State had customer-written prayer books turned into custom wallpaper that adorned the walls behind our leaded glass, providing a stunning contrast. On the other side of the 12-foot leaded glass feature, we installed the 8-foot leaded glass dome as a rotunda feature. With lighting incorporated into the center of the leaded glass dome, an almost angelic feel transcends the space.

Scottish Welcomes You to Visit Altar’d State Boulder

We are proud of this contemporary leaded glass project and welcome our clients to visit Altar’d State located in Boulder’s 29th Street Mall. It is truly a one-of-a-kind shopping experience complete with beautiful artistic features. If you have any questions regarding these leaded glass features or would like to discuss your upcoming stained glass project, please contact us!

Benefits of Antique Stained Glass Restoration for Fort Collins Historic Homes, Restaurants and Hotels

Posted December 7th, 2018 by ssgadmin
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There is great value and virtue in preserving antique art. Antiques and collectibles are our ties to the past, the history and culture of mankind. When we look at the skill that many artists had to employ at the time of creation, we are amazed to find that their intellect far proceeded their time. And in today’s world of mass manufacturing, such handcrafted works are truly a rarity. All of these principles can be applied to the preservation of Fort Collins’ antique stained glass.

Fort Collins is a town rich with history and culture, and there is no shortage of the presence of stained glass in its architecture. With just a quick stroll through Old Town, one can see that stained glass is an important defining characteristic of Fort Collins homes and buildings. Whether a part of restaurants, hotels, churches, or homes, these antique stained glass windows are a treasure not to be taken for granted. By investing in stained glass restoration, owners of antique stained glass can preserve their beautiful artwork and the historic nature of their property.

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What You Need To Know Before Your Colorado Springs Church Begins Its Antique Stained Glass Restoration Process

Posted November 17th, 2018 by ssgadmin
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Many religious groups consider their stained glass an important part of their church. If a church is very old, the stained glass has likely been a part of the church for a long time and therefore has memories and sentimental value attached to it. Even stained glass windows that are newer or more modern may still be meaningful to a church due to their aesthetic value. Seeing the way that the sun floods in through the stained glass and sends beautiful colors and dancing rays of light across the floor and interior is almost a spiritual experience in itself. That’s why when stained glass windows begin to suffer due to age and deterioration, many churches opt for stained glass restoration.

At this point in time, many churches in the Colorado Springs area are due for stained glass restoration. Colorado Springs was founded in 1871 and therefore many of its churches and structures are well over a hundred years old. If stained glass has been around for over a century, it is likely due for some cleaning and minor repairs. With stained glass restoration, your Colorado Springs church can enjoy your beautiful stained glass windows for another hundred years.

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Benefits of Antique Stained Glass Restoration for Dallas Historic Homes, Restaurants and Hotels

Posted November 17th, 2018 by ssgadmin
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Stained and leaded glass can be found in homes, churches, and establishments all across the country. In Dallas, stained glass can be found in historic areas like Munger Place, Oak Cliff, Preston Hollow, and Kessler Park. Today, many of these neighborhoods are over a century old and many stained glass windows in Dallas are nearing the point where they are now considered antiques.

For stained glass owners, there are considerable advantages from preserving antique pieces. Not only can antique stained glass significantly raise the resale value of a property, but it also provides privacy, creates an ambiance of elegance and refinement, and adds light and color to a room. However, in order for stained glass to stay in optimal condition, it usually needs to be cleaned and restored at least once in its lifetime. In this article, we’ll discuss the how and why behind antique stained glass restoration for Dallas property owners.

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How to get started with your Fort Worth home’s antique stained glass restoration project

Posted November 17th, 2018 by ssgadmin

Preparation: The Key To A Smooth Stained Glass Restoration

So you have decided to get the stained glass in your Fort Worth home restored. Good for you! You will be astonished at the life and luster that comes with stained glass restoration. Now that the decision is made, next will come the work and, like any job involving renovations and/or a contractor coming into your home, there are some things you can do to prepare your Fort Worth home. Below we have outlined a few suggestions for your preparations based on questions we get and advice we give to our customers.

How To Prepare For A Stained Glass Restoration

Should I stay in the house or leave?

We hear this question frequently and for something like home stained glass restoration, the answer is almost always–go ahead and stay. For the most part, stained glass restoration involves cleaning and scrapping. In the cases when more in-depth repair work needs to be done, most times we will be doing it off-sight in our studio.

Clear The Area Around Your Stained Glass Window

Since stained glass is breakable (although, no more so than normal glass) you will want the area to be completely clear so your stained glass restoration specialist can maneuver as easy as possible. Also Clear all ledges, shelves and in particularly, stairs.

Protect Your Furnishings And Keep Kids And Pets Away

Make sure you take a good look at the surrounding furnishings and fixtures near the stained glass window and cover anything you cannot move. Although most of the cleaners used to restore your stained glass are non-toxic– things like water stains are possible if things aren’t covered. Also, make sure to keep kids and pets away from the work area. Things like ladders, buckets, dirty rags, and even loose glass are all typical worksite items that could be dangerous for children and animals–even adults too!

Most importantly, if you have any question on stained glass restoration and/or crews, make sure to ask. At Scottish we are happy to answer any questions before, during and even after we restore your Fort Worth home’s stained glass. Contact us today for more information on stained glass restoration!

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