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Stained Glass Windows at Tippett's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church in Clayton, NC

     In 2007, Laws Stained Glass Studios provided (15) opalescent glass windows for Tippett's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church in Clayton, NC.  The fourteen sanctuary windows (size 35" wide x 84" high) did not contain artwork or a memorial plate and neither did the small window (32" wide x 45" high).  
     These windows had a phenomenon that we encounter more often than you would imagine.  The outside shape of the window is different than the inside shape.  On the outside, the brick opening is a gothic-topped shape (curved to a point).  On the inside, the wood casing is square.  Many times, churches will add a brick veneer to their building years after the wooden structure was built.  So, for this design, we made the design to match the gothic top.
     The leaded windows were installed into the existing wood frame on the inside, which is square-topped.  On the outside, Laws installed 1/4" Lucite acrylic as the protective covering and it was held in place with (2) rows of 1/2" x 1/2" white aluminum stop.  It was made the shape of the outside brick opening.

View of the existing windows from outside

Another view of the existing windows on the outside

Close-up of an existing window from the outside;  Note how the brick opening is gothic-topped

 

Close-up of an existing window from the inside

View of the existing windows on the interior

Close-up of an existing window from the inside;  Note how the wood casing is squared-topped

 

Opalescent glass windows set into the existing wood frame.  Note how the shape at the top matches the brick opening on the outside.  Note how the opalescent glass in the top corners is dark because it does not have light shining through it.

Opalescent glass windows set into the existing wood frame.  Note how the shape at the top matches the brick opening on the outside.  Note how the opalescent glass in the top corners is dark because it does not have light shining through it.

View of the same opalescent window on the outside.  Note how the leaded design matched the shape on the outside.  (This is difficult to do and takes a lot of measuring and figuring.  We were quite proud at the way it turned out.)

 
 

Opalescent glass windows

Exterior view of the windows at the porch

Small opalescent glass window

 

Opalescent glass windows with 1/4" Lucite acrylic on the exterior as the protective covering

Another exterior view

Contact Information

Tippett's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church

2530 Shotwell Rd

Clayton, NC 27520

(919) 553-7037

www.tippetts-chapel.com


2530 Shotwell Rd, Clayton, NC 27520