working with congregations, a sense of family often emerges,
as windows are often the final crowning focal point of a worship
environment. Imagery is often dictated by the traditional symbols
of the religious denomination. The architectural style of the
building itself often suggests its own style and color opportunities,
especially if the building has other existing art glass. The
process is educational, usually evolving in concert with a committee.
After the initial visit, a design fee is required so that the
many hours of consultation, drawing preparation, fabrication
time frames, and installation details are clear. Fundraising
for stained glass is often part of a larger capital campaign,
though individual donors often come forward at the outset of
the project specifically for the glass. Some panels include
lettering to commemorate specific family names, events, or anniversaries
of the church or temple.
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