Shalan Stained Glass specializes in the conservation and restoration of stained and leaded glass windows for churches, public buildings and private residences. The studio’s approach to any restoration project includes attention to the detail and craftsmanship of the original window. Existing conditions are documented through annotated rubbings and photographs and every effort is made to preserve the original glass. When necessary, windows are releaded using restoration-grade lead came, thereby re-establishing their structural integrity and creating a lasting work that is respectful of the original.
Glenn Shalan began his career in stained glass in 1982. He has worked at several stained glass studios in the United States, most notably Cummings Studios where he served as project manager for several large restoration projects. They include the replication of an octagonal stained, leaded and etched glass laylight for Tweed Courthouse in New York City. This project received an Excellence in Design Award from the Art Commission of the City of New York. Other projects include the restoration of three stained glass domes, originally designed by Tiffany Studios, for Essex County Courthouse, Newark, N.J. This project received a National Preservation Honor Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In July 2006, he opened his own studio, Shalan Stained Glass, located in the Paragon Arts and Industry Building in Easthampton, MA.
Shalan Stained Glass has collaborated with architects, consultants and other stained glass professionals on a variety of projects. Completed restorations include: nineteen stained and leaded glass windows for the James Blake House, Dorchester, MA., Boston’s oldest home; the restoration of ten stained glass windows for The Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Washington, D.C. and the replication of two windows originally designed by G. Owen Bonawit for the Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT.
More information about these projects can be found on our “Portfolio” page.