A FULL SERVICE STUDIO FOR CUSTOM DESIGN, FABRICATION, RESTORATION AND REPAIR
Colorsmith Stained Glass Studio has earned a distinguished reputation for fine design and professionalism in all aspects of liturgical work.Since 1979 we have provided a full range of design, fabrication, restoration and repair services to the ecclesiastical community. Our in-house design team offers strong, innovative design expertise in a full range of styles and is highly experienced in collaborating with church representatives, architects, designers, construction management teams and liturgical professionals from all denominations.
In addition to our in-house design team, Colorsmith also has a long history of collaboration with internationally known stained glass designer David Lee Csicsko whose distinctively colorful, uplifting design style graces churches, hospitals and public buildings throughout the United States.Csicsko’s fine art prints, drawings and mosaic projects are in many public and private collections, have been widely exhibited, and are often a part of ecumenical projects.
Colorsmith takes pride in executing all liturgical work with the utmost consideration for our clients' scheduling priorities and respect for the needs of each individual community. We are well versed in techniques appropriate to ecclesiastical design, which include historic hand painting for leaded windows, as well as faceted, fused and beveled glass options. We offer a broad spectrum of design aesthetics, from traditional to the most contemporary. Our mission is to work effectively with all denominations to assist them in the expression of their unique visions and to create works of art that represent their community, as well as the sensibilities of their congregation.
Colorsmith Stained Glass Studio provides a wide variety of expert restoration services to the ecclesiastical community. We offer services to all denominations and have worked with numerous restoration specialists, liturgical consultants, architects and committees to restore churches throughout many of the United States, including Hawaii. Colorsmith offers a full range of services for churches, from simple repairs to total reconstruction for severely damaged windows, and from archival historic restoration, as well as complete reconfiguration of existing windows for remodeling or relocation. We also work with consultants to rescue windows for repurposing. Our design and fabrication team offers excellent solutions for resizing, using materials consistent with the original for seamless results. Colorsmith uses the most up-to-date materials and techniques in combinations with glass, materials and processes of the same time period to protect the historic integrity as well as the artist’s original intent. Our studio subscribes to the latest guidelines set forth by the industry. Our Artists and Craftspersons have extensive expertise in all historic art glass restoration techniques, including historic glass painting.
Colorsmith Stained Glass is dedicated to serving church restoration requirements with the utmost professionalism.Whether it is for simple consultation, repair, minor restructuring, extensive restoration or total reconfiguration, our mission is to meet the needs of the extended ecclesiastical community.
Colorsmith Stained Glass has provided expertise and highly skilled services in the field of art glass restoration for churches, historic buildings and homes.Colorsmith subscribes to the latest guidelines set forth by the Stained Glass Association of America and our studio Artists, Artisans and Craftspersons have extensive expertise in historic glass painting as well as all historic art glass restoration techniques.Owner-Director and Design Principal, David J. Condon works closely with restoration architects, consultants, project managers and individuals to assure that the highest possible standards are met. All projects incorporate the most rigorous standards for historic integrity using materials of the time period associated with each project in combination with the latest restoration techniques.All aspects of a project are carefully executed with attention to detail, dedication to the highest standards of professionalism and a commitment to restoration work of the highest caliber.
Colorsmith is widely recognized for their architecturally scaled stained glass work for churches, libraries, schools and public buildings.We have produced work throughout the United States and have a long history of collaborating with building committees, boards of trustees and design consultants to help them realize their visions for enhancing their institutional environment.
In addition to our expert in-house design team, Colorsmith has long collaborated with outstanding Chicago Designer David Lee Csicsko on a number of institutional and liturgical projects, including the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, Bronson Hospital and the White House Holiday Windows.Csicsko is known internationally for his distinctively joyous style, unique graphic designs and colorful prints.His design explorations in glass and mosaic have led to numerous commissions for hospitals, universities, churches, and various private homes.It has been our pleasure to work with David Lee Csicsko in bringing his unique visions for stained glass to life.
Our expert fabrication team is highly skilled and experienced in techniques, structural assembly, delicate transport and installation of large scale stained glass projects.We pride ourselves on our attention to detail in all phases of the process and in our accommodation of the institutional client’s special scheduling needs.
Colorsmith has created innumerable entries with custom doors, sidelights and transom windows for builders, home owners, restaurants and public buildings.These entries establish a signature element that enhances both new and existing architecture, lending focus and significance to this very important aspect of every structure.Colorsmith works closely with clients to design entries in keeping with the architecture, personal sensibility and privacy requirements for each project.All entries are fabricated in our studio with the finest materials and installed by our expert installation team.
Colorsmith Stained Glass Studio offers design expertise in a full range of styles for residential projects.Design Principal David J. Condon and our professional designers work closely with individual clients, interior designers, decorators, architects and builders to develop designs uniquely suited to each individual home environment. All residential work is finely crafted in our studio and installed by Colorsmith Artisans fully trained in a wide variety of techniques and installation procedures. All Colorsmith staff pride themselves on working with the utmost professionalism, from concept through final installation, and offer special consideration for the homeowner, their lifestyle, sensibility and personal scheduling priorities.
Colorsmith has always appreciated the challenge of abstract design compositions and has long contributed work in this style to churches, public buildings and private homes. We enjoy creating work appropriate to contemporary building styles. With the resurgence of interest in mid-century modern architecture, demand for work in this style has increased and Colorsmith looks forward to serving this growing community with dedication to design excellence.
Colorsmith has created numerous Prairie Style windows, doors, lighting and cabinetry in keeping with this strong tradition in especially Midwestern residential architecture.Many restoration projects of a larger scale have involved restructuring, preserving or replacing stained glass of this style, Frank Lloyd Wright's homes, churches and his personal studio among them. It is an honor to preserve and contribute new work to this important architecture and design direction. The Prairie Style in architecture and stained glass has had a broad and significant impact on the work in many design fields throughout the United States and beyond.
Victorian stained glass windows are in keeping with a significant portion of American architecture. In keeping with that tradition, Colorsmith has been instrumental in reproducing missing or damaged windows, and in assisting home and building owners in maintaining the design integrity of their artwork. We are honored to protect and contribute to this rich design tradition.