• church window
  • catholic church stained glass
  • stained glass repair
  • stained and painted glass
  • architectural glass design
  • cathedral glass for private residence

Professional stained glass services, from custom designs to restoration and repair of stained and leaded glass windows.

I have been creating and repairing leaded glass windows for over 35 years.

I would be happy to discuss your project and ideas with you.

For me a stained glass window is a transparent partition between my heart and the heart of the world.

Marc Chagall

USM Masterton Concert Hall From Contemporary to Traditional
My personal design tastes tend to run toward the solid-color, geometric contemporary, though a side of me appreciates the graphic quality of paint on glass.

stained glass in Cornville Maine The type of painting I do is the traditional kiln-fired technique, in which the paint is fused to the glass, similar to a glaze on pottery. Painting brings a distinct measure of control to the light coming through the glass. I've learned a lot about glass painting by re-creating pieces for old windows. There are many extraordinary windows in Maine that are excellent examples of what can be achieved with paint on glass.

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Typical problems

  • Broken glass
  • Fatigued lead
  • Memorial plaques(church windows)

Private homes, institutions, churches, etc.

  • Stained, painted & leaded glass
  • Beveled glass
  • Custom light coverings and lamps

It depends on the problem. As you probably know, window panels are usually constructed laying flat on a table. When the windows are upright it can be a challenge, especially if soldering is necessary. The answer would be on a case-by-case basis.
Yes. We may need to adapt the design to make the panel structurally sound, depending on the size, location, etc. Allowances would also need to be made for color-matching with available glass.
We like to do as much as possible with photos and descriptions from a reliable contact. If it is determined that a job is something we are able to do, we can provide an estimate that will include travel.


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Projects and items of interest

Frenchboro Church Window Restoration

This project involved two sashes that make up one window in the Frenchboro Church. These came in seriously bowed and practically falling out of the frames. Luckily none of the glass had fallen out so was in good shape. The lead, however had lost all it's strength.

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Antique Leaded glass repair

I recently replaced some broken pieces of glass in two sidelight windows. The lead was in very good shape but three of the glass pieces were broken and needed to be replaced in order for the sale of the house to go through. It would have been prohibitively expensive to remove from sashes, disassemble the window and replace the broken ones. So I used a technique that allows the glass to stay in the sashes. In this method, the lead is cut away on the back side (exterior) and the pieces are removed.

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I started working with glass in 1982, under the mentorship of the glass artists at Asylum Glass Studio. I cut lots of glass in the production of overlays for decorative mirrors and Tiffany-style lampshades. This production work developed my basic glass-working skills in cutting, foiling, leading, soldering and painting glass.

We also did repair and restorations of windows, which offered many learning opportunities. Seeing the structural problems that can develop over years of exposure to sun and gravity and best practices for supporting panels against these common problems, was most helpful. Also realizing that support needed to be considered in the designing stage helped me later in designing my own panels.

We created our first public art window for Solon Elementary School, Solon, ME, in 1984. I then went on my own and was fortunate to be awarded seven more Percent for Art projects from 1984 thru 1990. During this time I also did repair projects around the state, while continuing to design for private commissions.



J Miller Studio
308 Grove St.,
Newport, Maine 04953
Tel: (207) 368-5153
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