BLOG 30 / Brazilian Church Window Project: Step Three / by steve joseph

Special thanks to the following for supporting this project:
The Sacatar Foundation, Greg, Archie, Stan, Sharon, Thomas & Anita, Dita & Dave, Fred & Susan, Cousin Midge, Cousin Connie, Bob, James, Jennifer, Seth & Sarah, Fred & Sharon, and HITlights LED, and last but not least my family: Peppy-Jo, Rita, Patty, and Johnny & Annie. If you are interested in supporting this project see the end of this blog. Thanks!!

This is my third blog on my Brazilian stained glass project. The 10 photos below show the process during the last two weeks making the 13 panels here in my workspace at the Sacatar Foundation. All in on schedule.
At this point all panels are finished and we are waiting for scaffolding to be built in front of the church to climb up and access the opening. Once there we will connect the LED lights, hang the frame, then place the glass inside the frame. We will have the LED lights on a timer so the work is lit at night. 

Copper foil on the edge of the glass, before soldering.

Copper foil on the edge of the glass, before soldering.

Cleaning the central panel after soldering.

Cleaning the central panel after soldering.

The paper sketch for the 12 outer panels. Medieval artists named this paper drawing a "cartoon".

The paper sketch for the 12 outer panels. Medieval artists named this paper drawing a "cartoon".

Transparent and opaque glass is cut to size on top of the "cartoon".

Transparent and opaque glass is cut to size on top of the "cartoon".

One fully soldered stained glass panel. The uneven edges will be blocked by the stainless steel frame.

One fully soldered stained glass panel. The uneven edges will be blocked by the stainless steel frame.

Blue sky and glass.

Blue sky and glass.

Production line of the 12 outside stained glass panels.

Production line of the 12 outside stained glass panels.

joseph cavalieri
joseph cavalieri
And finally photo number 10. All of the glass panels laid on top of the stainless steel frame.

And finally photo number 10. All of the glass panels laid on top of the stainless steel frame.

Please help by making a donation by mailing me a check, made out and mailed to:
Joseph Cavalieri, 216 East 7th Street, apt 10, New York, NY 10009, USA. Thank you for your support! - Joseph