The recent silent auction at AGG Cleveland conference.....a book on the huge window by Judson studio in greater Los Angeles....... for a new church in Kansas.....this window is approximately 35 feet tall by 130 feet wide....with 160 sections each 4' by 5'....
After the studio was accepted to design/fabricate the window, it was decided to use all Bullseye Glass ....the glass was to be painted with frit, then fired....so several layers possible irregular edges would be involved.....high heart lead was used.... Total size of the project was too large for their studio so they found an empty building only a few blocks from current studio.....needed several large kilns (I count a dozen in one of the photos), and had a early problem getting sufficient electricity for all the kilns to be heated at the same time!!
Tim Carey was the chief designer with Narcissus Quagliata doing the actual frit work.......however, each 4'x5' section consists of fritted and then fused glass....... which are 25-30 separate pieces ...... then leaded together.....look at the photos of the window..........the middle 50 portion/sections of the window was installed first, and then the outer sections.....an incredible project!!
The book is available for about $50 online... plus shipping......I paid much more than that at the auction, but it was well worth it!!! Judson Studio has a limited number of the books....
the Fall 2017 issue of GLASS ART has an excellent article about the Judson Studio window with an explanation of how Narcissus Quagliata became involved in the project. Judson employee Tim Carey attended a fusing workshop Narcissus was teaching in Denver....he took along a Photoshop vision of the window, showed it to Narcissus........and one thing led to another.
The Summer 2017 issue of Stained Glass Quarterly has an article which also has an exterior view of the church (probably a drone took the photo) after the complete window has been installed.
Last edited on Sat Jul 21st, 2018 08:31 pm by Krueger