Stained Glass Domes are comprised of two elements in essence: a steelframe that is configured into divisions or sections, and of course the beautiful stained glass panels. The glass panels are curved to give a true domed shape that is more pleasing to the eye and senses. These are magnificent architecturalart glass elements that will draw you in once discovered in a room. This is a truly hand made curved frame, and the glass panels are built on a radius. Unlike the kit domes that are segmented in straight sections that appear to be built on a curve. We can design and fabricate any size or radius art glass dome.
18' diameter steel frame situated in the opening prior to final installation of 33 stained glass panels. Back lighted from above with simple fluorescent light fixtures. The steel structure is built on a radius using 1/8" x 1" material that is welded together. It is light weight, but very strong. Domed shape framework is hoisted up into the opening in two halves then brought together and bolted, the leadedpanels are placed somewhat like ceiling tile from the top side.
Arts and Crafts Style stained glass ceiling
The Stained Glass Dome shown above measures 13 feet in diameter, the design is based on the stained glass dome that was in the Titanic luxury liner. The pattern is a simple, yet elegant using soft shades of white and pale amber tones of opalescent glass.
Stained Glass Dome
18 foot diameter
The dome above measures 14' in diameter, was installed in the Jordan residence in Fall 2008.
Stained glass dome shown above measures eighteen feet in diameter, installed in a inventors home located in Sugar Land, Texas. The base sits some 32' off the ground floor, lighting the way to the stairs that lead to the second story. This home was constructed by Christopher Sims Custom Homes a custom builder in the Houston area. The owner was quoted as saying that the stained glass dome is the best feature in his house when aired on the program "60 MINUTES" produced by CBS.
SEVEN FOOT IN DIAMETER WITH 12 INCH SKIRT
FOURTEEN FOOT IN DIAMETER
A Stained Glass Dome measuring 9' diameter installed in office building in downtown Houston,TX for Houston attorney Rustin Hardin.
Shown above is the installation process of a 12' diameter dome with a 3' rise, constructed in steel. This configuration is quite difficult to execute , reminiscent of old world craftsmanship and qualities.
Finished Dome 12' in diameter with a 3' rise.
Octagonal dome for private residence in River Oaks in Houston,Texas
The above photo shows the custom stained glass dome measuring 9'-6" in diameter is located in the home of a prominent Houston doctor.
This is the stained glass ceiling that we produced from an old black and white photograph. Measuring 27' x 9' set in a steel frame 30 feet above the main lobby floor of the historic RICE HOTEL located in downtown Houston. This project in the late 1990's was the largest historical restoration in the United States. Art Glass designed, constructed stained glass, steel frame and installed the complete project.
Custom stained glass skylight
Founder Joe H. Wells and his brother Robert working on the first stained glass dome by Art Glass, back in the early days. The dome was constructed to fit on top of a private railroad car of Houstonian Judge Roy Hofheinz. Structurally the dome was built to withstand the jolting of the railroad car. Judge Roy Hofheinz was the builder of the first sports domed stadium in the world, the Astrodome.
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