Opalescent Glass Windows at Calvary United Methodist Church in Swainsboro, GA
In 2007, Laws Stained Glass Studios installed opalescent glass windows at Calvary United Methodist Church in Swainsboro, GA. Unfortunately, about 4 years later, the church had a fire and all the windows were destroyed. In 2012, the church built a new sanctuary, and Laws supplied 20 new windows including a transom (72" wide x 12" high) and a round hand-stained pictorial window depicting Christ in the "Garden of Gethsemane." The 18 sanctuary windows (39-1/2" wide x 75-1/2" high) each contained a 18" x 26" hand-stained medallion depicting a scene from the "Life of Christ" series and a memorial plate at the bottom.
Along with the stained glass windows, Laws provided new white aluminum frames. On the exterior, 1/4" Lucite acrylic was set in the frame to provide protective covering for the leaded windows. The 4 foot round "Garden of Gethsemane" window was installed into a dark bronze aluminum frame with diffusion glass. The contractor for the church provided the lighting for it.
This a photo of one of the windows that Laws installed in 2007 before the fire
New opalescent glass window with a 18" x 26" medallion and a memorial plate; Laws' road crew worker, Mario, is soldering on the memorial plate
New opalescent glass window with a 18" x 26" medallion and a memorial plate; Note that on the top and left side is plastic used to protect the window during the construction
Close-up of the 18" x 26" Biblical scene of the "Calling the Disciples"
Close-up of the colors on the interior
White aluminum frames with 1/4" Lucite acrylic as the protective covering
Close-up at the top of the window showing the white aluminum frames with 1/4" Lucite acrylic as the protective covering
A photo of the "Garden of Gethsemane" window before it is installed
Full-pictorial hand-stained glass window depicting Christ in the "Garden of Gethsemane"; Note that the window is backlit by the church