Restoration 101 with Ralph Mills
Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Lecture/Demonstration & Field Session
Price: $275 (No Materials Fee)
(Registration opens Apr 9, 2022 at 12 noon EST)
So, you’ve been doing this thing called stained glass for some time now and you’re pretty darn good at it. Then along comes “So-in-so” and asks you to re-lead their 100-year-old window. “Ahhhhhhhhh…… sure I can do it” you say. After all, how hard can it be? Truth be told, it’s not that hard if you know how to do it. It is however, a whole different animal compared to new work. No doubt about it, restoration work is more involved and more complicated. Not to worry. Join stained glass veteran Ralph Mills and learn the ABC’s of restoration. Topics include documentation, rubbings, disassembly, cleaning, glass conservation, glazing, cementing, finishing and many more “secrets” of restoration. No need to shy away from those lucrative restoration projects any longer!
In his thirty-year involvement in the art and craft of stained glass, Ralph Mills has been in the position to direct and participate in the conservation, preservation, restoration and protection of countless historic stained glass windows from all areas of the country east of the Mississippi river. He is the production manager at Pittsburgh Stained Glass and is currently chairman of the restoration committee of the Stained Glass Association of America. pittsburghstainedglassstudios.com