Sharon has also worked on important restoration projects over the
years. Some notable projects have been Chicago’s oldest
church St., Patrick's, the Second Presbyterian, All Saints Episcopal
Church, St. Elisabeth's Episcopal Church in Glencoe among others.
The Sharon has also worked with restoration architects such as Bauer
and Latoza, restoring windows for a historic stone building at the
Morton Arboretum. Another collaboration included Sharon recreating 44
stained glass windows for the historic kindergarten and sun room at the
Helen C. Pierce school for the Chicago Board of Education plus
restoring existing windows. She has also recreated historic
architectural details in cast glass and blown glass.
She has restored Tiffany lamps and windows as well as a Burne-Jones
window for a private collector. You can rest assured that your valuable
antiques are in safe hands.
Another skill set includes the ability to perform onsite restoration.
Windows that are bowed or have numerous pieces or cracked glass and
deteriorated metal are not candidates for this process. But windows
that have only a few cracks and that could be quite difficult and
expensive to remove lend themselves well to this kind of restoration.
The slightly higher cost of onsite work is often completely offset when
you consider the cost of deinstalling and reinstalling a window,
especially if it is larger.
Opal Glass can replace cracked pieces of bent or curved glass
panels from Antique metal and glass light fixtures. Broken glass pieces
that have been painted can also be re-created in the traditional manner.