21 September 2014

Work in progress on the window project, and a few more visitors to Kat's Corner

Do you remember, back in July when I introduced you to 
They are the Owner / Artisans of
Beverly & David Joosten Glass Studio, and they are working on a project for us. My Sweet Husband stopped by their studio recently and took pictures of the progress.

 What is this?
 Beverly grinding the glass
Even small pieces have to be carefully ground.
 Cutting the next piece
Beverly and David are not only Artisans, they are both genuinely nice people and it is a pleasure to see where they work and visit with them.
 Work around the edges of the old stained glass
Some of the old lead will have to be replaced and the window has to be stabilized. Once they are done with it, it will be beautiful for the next 100 years (or more).
 Checking placement
This is a very exacting process. A small error could throw the whole thing off. Besides stabilizing the old glass, the framing will allow it to be installed in our lovely old antebellum house and it has to fit the existing opening.
 The big picture, Glass on the cartoon.
The original window in the center is attributed to Clayton & Bell, a firm that produced stained glass from 1855 to 1993.
The window is believed to have come from a church in Wales. We bought them from Tomkinson's Stained Glass on Portabello road in London and brought it back from Britain with our Household goods in 1992.
 Beverly hard at work.
I can't wait to see the finished project in place.
(There will be pictures here, I promise)
 Praying Mantis
One of the visitors I told you about. 
Just hanging around to see what's next.
 Turkey Vulture Conversation
"Nice of them to leave water here for us".
 Turkey Vultures Drinking
 Turkey Vulture Conversations Continued
"Something moved in there!"
"Did you see it"
 "There are a bunch of them"
"Startled me, lets go drink somewhere else"
Spontaneous the Cat
Spontaneous thinks they are silly, there have been tadpoles in that water every summer since before we moved in. 
(Isn't she looking lovely?)

Cheers from both of us
Spontaneous the Cat

1 comment:

  1. That was mighty interesting seeing how they do the stained glass! Hey Spontaneous, that is such a wonderful photo!!!


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