We were commissioned to make 3 interior transom windows for a farm home in Central Alberta. The following photos will take you from initial design ideas, construction, completion and installation of the first window which featured 3 Alberta Roses. These windows measure approximately 3 feet wide by 1 foot high.
The first photo shows the beginning of our initial design idea.
After client approval of the Alberta Roses, border design and interior glass we first started with the Alberta Roses and the border.
The following picture shows the left side, we used Spectrum’s Pearl Opal #603-81CC Blue Skies for the border, Spectrum’s 609.8 Clear White Pink Wispy for the Roses, with #6067-83CC Mimosa Pearl Opal for the rose centres and #329.6 Dark Green Swirled with White Wispy for the rose leaves. The surrounding glass was an architectural clear texture glass called Morisco, which poised lots of fun problems in lining up the texture to match.
In the next picture the panel is now ready for soldering.
The next photo shows the window soldered and ready for patina.
Once we have soldered a window and have applied patina we then construct and attached a 1/2 inch zinc came frame which we do not patina. We ensure that the solder joints in the window are attached both front and back to the zinc frame with cleaning and patina touch ups of these joints. Once completed then the window is polished and thoroughly cleaned.
Here is the completed window.
Our clients were most pleased and installed the window later on the day it was delivered to them, this picture was taken from the reverse side as they wanted to have the front facing into their daughters bedroom as she loves Alberta Roses.
Design by Flory & Bob Wilkins