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We are stylistically versatile, and are experienced with Traditional, Figurative and Contemporary designs. We also welcome the challenge and the opportunity to be innovative. Working closely with the client we find the most appropriate and creative designs for liturgical needs and architectural settings.

With approval of scale designs; full size cartoons (patterns) are made. From these designs glass is cut, painted and fired (if specified), and assembled by the glazier.

Fabricated the "Old Fashioned" way and built to last.


Red - The symbol of charity and martyrdom for faith, it signifies the blood of Christ. A reminder of the suffering and sacrifice of the son of man.

Blue - Signifies hope, the love of Divine works, sincerity and piety.
It was the color assigned to the Virgin Mary.

Green - Symbolizes faith, immortality and contemplation;
spring; triumph of life over death.

Violet - Love, truth, passion, and suffering.

White - Represents chastity, innocence and purity, the hue of God.

Yellow - Represents power and glory. The hue of the aura or halo of saints, the Gates Of Heaven.

Pale Blue - Symbolic of peace, serene conscience, Christian prudence; the love of good works.

Pale Green - The hue of Baptism.

Purple - Royalty; God the Father. Emblematic of suffering and endurance. Christ was believed to have worn purple garments before his Crucifixion.

Gray - An emblem of Christ risen; a blend of the Divine Light of Creation and the darkness of sin and death.

Black - Represents death and regeneration. The Black Rose was a symbol of silence among Christian initiates.


Artique - (from Spectrum) slight indentations or striations across face of glass like antique mouth-blown glass.

Baroque - (from Spectrum) combines clear and colored glass in a bold raised swirly pattern, sometimes called reamy glass.

Cat's Paw - one side has a repeated raised texture that resembles a cat's paw.

Glue Chip - has texture across surface that looks like frost on a window pane.

Granite - has rough, raised marks across one side of glass, sort of pebbly-looking

Hammered - has a uniform circular pattern that looks like it was repeatedly hit with a hammer.

Krackle - looks like it has fractures and raised wrinkles across the surface.

Rippled - one surface textured with long, deep, even ripples in either a linear or curving pattern.

Rough Rolled - similar to hammered, but the indentations aren't as large or as round.

Seedy - glass has long bubbles spread unevenly across the surface. Looks like rain on a windowpane.

Waterglass - (A Spectrum exclusive) surface has a wavy texture that looks like-you guessed it-water.

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