If I were to make a window for my bathroom, this would be it. I am a huge fan of rondels and this look in particular. When I met with the homeowners, the bathroom had an octagon window with a stained glass window in it that was like a stock window with no character. They replaced the window with a rectangular shaped window and I make the glass to fit. The design was a combination of things I heard from both the husband and wife about what they wanted. The window’s clear rondels let in a lot of light and distort so they don’t need to worry about the neighbors seeing in – one of the benefits of using stained glass!
I was working in my studio the other day when a client came in that I hadn’t seen in nearly 15 years. I had made her window early on in my career. It’s still one of my favorite windows. I had installed it like I do most of my windows – up against the existing glass. This one I had used clips to hold it in. Many times I add wood molding and paint or stain to match the frame. If the windows are smaller, I’ll hang them. When she told me she had moved into a new home and took the window with her I was excited to see where they put it. I had installed it in her bathroom and when they moved, she installed it above their front door. It looks like they installed it so that the front faces the outside of the house. The great thing about custom stained glass windows in newer homes is that they don’t replace existing windows and can always be taken out and reinstalled. The only problem with moving and taking your window with you is that the new owners might not want you to take it!