Illustrating 24 scenes and parables from the life of Christ, our medallions present a wonderful way to add the message of Christ to a new window. Using centuries-old techniques, our artisans hand-paint and kiln-fire these medallions to create a lasting image. Once fired in the kiln, the paint becomes a permanent part of the glass: these medallions will not peel or fade.
Crafting a Medallion
The artist adds black line work to the medallion to define the particular scene. The medallion is then kiln-fired at 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit to permanently set the paint to the glass.
Artists then carefully shade the scene by hand using monochrome glass paint. This adds visual depth to the image by emphasizing light and shadow. Another firing in the kiln sets this shading paint.
Next, color is added to the medallion using a palette of glass paint: artists again paint each color by hand. The medallion is kiln-fired for a third time to permanently set the color paints.
Finally, skilled craftspeople inspect the medallion for quality before glazing it into the new stained-glass window.
B1 Announcement to the Shepherds: Luke 2:10-11
B2 The Nativity: Luke 2:16
B3 Flight into Egypt: Matthew: 2:13-14
B4 Jesus in the Workshop: Luke 2:15, Matthew 13:55
B5 Jesus in the Temple at age 12: Luke: 2:46-47
B6 Baptism: Luke 4:21-22, Matthew 3:13-17
B7 Sermon on the Mount: Matthew 5:7
B8 Healing Ministry: Luke 8:54
B9 Woman at the Well: John 4:7
B10 Walking on the Sea: Matthew 14:31
B11 Jesus with Mary-Martha: Luke 10:31-42
B12 Blessing the Children: Matthew 19:14
B13 Gethsemane: Mark 14:35
B14 Jesus before Pilate: Matthew 27:29
B15 Crucifixion: Luke 23:33
B16 At the Tomb: Matthew 28:2
B17 Resurrection: John 20:16-17
B18 On the Road to Emmaus: Luke 24:13-15
B19 Supper at Emmaus: Luke 24:29-31
B20 Ascension: Mark 16:19
B21 Jesus Knocking: Revelations 3:20
B22 The Sower: Matthew 13:3-8
B23 Good Shepherd: John 10:14