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Fire, Storms, Accidents, Vandalism, Age

If the precious stained glass windows in your church were damaged tomorrow, how would you know what to tell your insurance agent? How would you go about restoring and replacing them?

The following is an article that appeared in Progress Enterprise on Wednesday, December 22, 2004 (A13)

Firm initiates Maritime stained-glass registry
by Robert Hirtle

"Doing some research, we soon noticed that there weren't many churches that had in fact documented their windows..."

Nicola Sattler
Company spokesperson

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County -- It has been over three years since the tragic Halloween night fire destroyed historic St. John's Anglican Church in Lunenburg, and the task of rebuilding the national heritage treasure is well on the way to completion.

During the building's reconstruction, some of the most delicate work, that of restoring the 24 stained-glass windows that graced the stately structure's walls, fell to Sattler's Stained Glass Studio, a family of Lunenburg County craftsmen based in West LaHave.

Company spokesperson Nicola Sattler said that while the firm was fortunate to have at their disposal some photographs of the windows to use as a guide for their work, the task of reproducing the colourful panels still proved to be most difficult.

"Parks Canada did have some pictures, [but] they were hardly enough for us to make drawings to recreate those windows," she said. "Doing some research, we soon noticed that there weren't many churches that had in fact documented their windows and even fewer had pictures of them."

 
Fabian Sattler of Sattler's Stained Glass Studio installs a window at St. John's Anglican Chruch recently. The firm was given the task of replicating the windows of the famous heritage structure after if was destroyed by a 2001 Halloween night fire.  

Seeing a huge need for such documentation to be available in the event of another tragedy like the St. John's fire, the Sattler family set out on a mission to do something about it.

Combining forces with the Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia, the company is now documenting all stained glass windows in the Maritime provinces into a central registry. The project should be completed by 2009.

"That is the ultimate goal," Ms. Sattler said, adding the initial phase of the project will take place in Nova Scotia where just under 1,000 buildings possessing stained-glass have been identified.

And it's not just churches that boast such beautiful artistry.

"There are town halls, libraries, some hospitals that sometimes have them and courthouses as well," she explained. "Because churches are the most obvious, we've started with [them]. But we are counting for the public's co-operation and help with this. If anyone knows of a building where there is stained glass, we would like to know about it. We can be reached easily by email.
We also have an online survey form that will only take a minute to fill out.."

Thet survey includes such information as how many windows are in each particular building and how old they are. There is also an information pamphlet designed to help individuals responsible for the windows to identify if there is any deterioration on the glass.

"Once we receive the information with the form, we will follow up and ... make arrangements to go and take the pictures," Ms. Sattler said.

Church groups and other organizations who would like more information on the project can contact the Sattlers
toll free at 1-866-724-5515
or via email ( .. click .. ).

A Message to Parishioners :

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves and tell you a little more about our studio and the services we provide in the Maritimes and throughout North America.

We are a stained glass fabrication and restoration studio that has been operating in Canada for almost 15 years. We have over 35 years of experience in the field and we pride ourselves in a quality product made of superior materials and by craftsmen with vast experience.

Fabrication:
At Sattler's Stained Glass Studio we take care of all aspects of stained glass fabrication. After measurements are taken and the theme of the window is discussed with the congregation, one of our skilled artists will create a custom design for you. Once the congregation approves the design the window is fabricated of quality glass and painted by the artist. Once assembled our team installs the stained glass with proper support bars.

Restoration:
Stained glass windows, like any other part of a building, are subject to age related deterioration. Proper support bars and expertly designed exterior protective glazing prevent premature deterioration. Nonetheless conservation or maintenance may be required between a windows' 60th and 80th birthday. In our STAINED GLASS CONSERVATION &RESTORATION guide you will find a list of signs of deterioration that commonly indicate that a window is in need of attention.

Maritime Stained Glass Registry (MSGR):
The MSGR is a free service to all Maritime churches. The purpose of the MSGR is twofold. Firstly, it serves as a record in the unfortunate case of loss of stained glass as a cultural and historic property. More importantly however we intend the MSGR to act as a conservation aid whereby our experts present the proprietors with a detailed report including recommendations for conservation measures, thereby preventing possible loss due to deterioration. If you would like to have your churches' windows included in the MSGR please contact us directly or fill out our survey online. The service is entirely free for all participants, but we require several churches in one geographical area to participate so that the travel is worthwhile.

We hope to have sparked your interest in our company and encourage you to contact us for any of your stained glass needs.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Un Message aux Paroissiens :

Permettez-nous de nous présenter et de vous expliquer brièvement ce qu'est notre atelier et quels sont les services que nous proposons dans les Maritimes et dans toute l'Amérique du Nord.

Nous sommes un atelier de fabrication et de restauration de vitraux qui existe au Canada depuis près de 15 ans. Nous avons accumulé plus de 35 années d'expérience dans ce domaine et nous nous enorgueillissons d'un produit de qualité fabriqué avec des matériaux de qualité supérieure par des artisans possédant une vaste expérience.

Fabrication :
Chez Sattler's Stained Glass Studio, nous nous occupons de tous les aspects de la fabrication de vitraux. Nous prenons d'abord les mesures, puis nous discutons du thème du vitrail avec les membres de la congrégation; ensuite, l'un de nos habiles artisans créera un motif personnalisé rien que pour vous. Lorsque la congrégation a approuvé le motif, le vitrail est confectionné en verre de qualité et peint par l'artiste. Lorsque le vitrail est assemblé, notre équipe l'installe au moyen d'une armature solide.

Restauration :
Les vitraux, tout comme les autres parties d'un édifice, subissent les atteintes du temps. Une bonne armature et un masticage extérieur réalisé par des experts empêchent l'altération précoce. Il se peut néanmoins que des travaux de conservation ou d'entretien soient nécessaires 60 à 80 ans après la pose du vitrail. Dans le guide ci?joint, intitulé Conservation et restauration des vitraux, vous trouverez une liste des signes d'altération qui indiquent habituellement qu'il faut s'occuper du vitrail.

Le Maritime Stained Glass Registry (MSGR) :
Le MSGR est un service qui est offert gratuitement à toutes les églises des Maritimes. Il a une double finalité : Il s'agit en premier lieu d'un répertoire en cas de perte malheureuse de vitraux qui appartiennent au patrimoine culturel et historique. Dans le deuxième rôle auquel nous le destinons, et qui est bien plus important, le MSGR doit faire office d'aide à la conservation; nos experts s'en serviront pour présenter aux propriétaires un rapport détaillé comprenant des recommandations pour des mesures de conservation qui empêcheront une perte éventuelle par suite de l'altération. Si vous souhaitez que les vitraux de votre église soient inscrits dans le MSGR, veuillez communiquer directement avec nous ou répondre à notre sondage en ligne . Ce service est fourni sans aucun frais à tous les participants, mais il faut que plusieurs églises d'une même région géographique y participent pour que le déplacement en vaille la peine.

Nous espérons avoir éveillé votre intérêt pour notre société et nous vous encourageons à vous mettre en rapport avec nous pour tout travail concernant vos vitraux.

Nous espérons avoir le plaisir de vos nouvelles bientôt.

 

2102 West LaHave, RR#1
Pleasantville, Nova Scotia, Canada
B0R 1G0

Phone: 1-902-688-1156
Fax: 1-902-688-1475
Toll Free: 1-866-724-5515

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