Glossary


Cement

A special liquid compound used to weatherproof new windows. It is also used to maintain old windows (re-cementing). Also see description of Re-cementing.

Cement

A special liquid compound used to weatherproof new windows. It is also used to maintain old windows (re-cementing). Also see description of Re-cementing.

Chancel

The east portion of the church set aside for the clergy and choir.

Chancel

The east portion of the church set aside for the clergy and choir.

Channel

"U" shaped groove in the came in which the glass sits.

Channel

"U" shaped groove in the came in which the glass sits.

Chipped Glass

A technique where glue pulls the surface of the glass, causing it to chip.

Chipped Glass

A technique where glue pulls the surface of the glass, causing it to chip.

Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer (CPES)

An epoxy sealer that is used on rotting wood. CPES impregnates the wood rather than coating it, arresting fungi and bacteria growth. CPES creates a stronger yet flexible piece of wood that fungi will not penetrate.

Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer (CPES)

An epoxy sealer that is used on rotting wood. CPES impregnates the wood rather than coating it, arresting fungi and bacteria growth. CPES creates a stronger yet flexible piece of wood that fungi will not penetrate.

Clerestory

The upper part of the nave above the side aisles of a church.

Clerestory

The upper part of the nave above the side aisles of a church.

Color

The very careful choice of colored glass, under natural light, so that an exact choice or replacement is possible. In restoration work a large inventory or "library" is essential so that when pieces are replaced, the selection is not constrained or limited. Literally thousands of colors,… (more)

Color

The very careful choice of colored glass, under natural light, so that an exact choice or replacement is possible. In restoration work a large inventory or "library" is essential so that when pieces are replaced, the selection is not constrained or limited. Literally thousands of colors, textures, and densities are possible.

Commercial Glass

Clear heavy glass with a pattern pressed on one side.

Commercial Glass

Clear heavy glass with a pattern pressed on one side.

Composition

The overall design of a finished piece containing balance of color and linear flow.

Composition

The overall design of a finished piece containing balance of color and linear flow.

Copper Foil

The mil-thickness copper material, often adhesive backed, used to join separate pieces of glass. The technique of joining pieces of glass where foil is centered on the edge of each glass piece, then bent over the edge to cover a very small portion of the back and front faces of the glass. … (more)

Copper Foil

The mil-thickness copper material, often adhesive backed, used to join separate pieces of glass. The technique of joining pieces of glass where foil is centered on the edge of each glass piece, then bent over the edge to cover a very small portion of the back and front faces of the glass. Pieces are abutted and solder is melted over the exposed foil surfaces, causing the foil-covered glass edges to become joined.