Thursday, March 3, 2011

Holy Rosary Catholic, Stuttgart

The stained glass in this church is most unusual. The glass itself is beautiful blown Blenko glass, but instead of lead binding the pieces, it's held together with epoxy resin, much like dalle-de-verre, or faceted glass. Dalle is 3/4" thick, but Blenko sheet glass at its thickest is about 1/4" thick and at its thinnest is 1/16" thick. My visits to the church to repair some of the broken pieces proved to be a challenge, but after 39 years, it's nice to be able to learn something new.

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