art glazier and window-pane maker (craft glazier)

art glazier and window-pane maker (craft glazier)

Cleaning stained glass parts before assembling a window pane
Cleaning stained glass parts before assembling a window pane Drawing the final lead came (detail) Modifying a stained glass window design Assembling a stained-glass window
art glazier and window-pane maker (craft glazier):

Who are they and what do they do? The task of the art glazier - window-pane maker is to manufacture and restore art glass panels and other products of the glazier's art.

What are the activities of the job? Making copies and templates according to an artist's designs and converting them to actual size - producing glass panels for churches, period-style, and modern windows according to one's own proposals or according to an artist's designs, setting them into lead frames - putting together coloured and painted glass into lead frames and securing it by brazing - producing glass sculptures and other work according to an artist's designs - restoring work on glass mosaics and coloured windows in lead for churches and ancient monuments.

Where is it done and under what conditions? In studios, workshops, or in particular buildings. Sometimes, the environment may be dusty, you may have to work at a height or there will be changing weather conditions to cope with.

What tools/equipment do they use? Diamond cutting tools, cutting machines, hand drilling machines, grinding machines, boring machines, some means of heating metals, and, their own hands and feet.

What do you need to succeed? You need to have an apprenticeship, manual skill, aesthetic sensitivity, inventiveness and creative ability, spatial imagination, agility, and physical fitness.


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