PROCESS
From water color to full scale design
Initial water color design
Design review
Installed window
Window detail
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Hand blown glass with rich color and texture
 
Hand crafted bevels that capture and cast light
 
Kiln fired 24kt gold for captivating reflections at night
 
Fabrication and assembly
Handblown Glass
Lamberts handblown glass.
The purple glass, made by Lambert's Glashutte in Germany, is a triple-flashed (micro-layers of shaded colors blown onto the glass) gold pink.
Blowing a cylinder of Fremont antique glass.
Custom blown triple-flashed shades of pink and lavender, hand selected by Devereaux, as she interprets the watercolor design.
Flashed micro-layers of color are etched to shade like the original watercolor.
Handblown glass has a shimmering texture reminiscent of wind blowing over water, while handmade bevels are laminated to the etched flashed glass below.
Hand Crafted Bevels
Handcrafted bevels project prismatic shapes into the architectural space.
Polished bevels ready for assembly.
Once the bevels are cut, they are ground and polished by hand with seven different wheels.
Inspecting bevels for a smooth polished finish.
Bevels add depth to the finished windows, as well as splaying the prismatic light.
Laminated bevels add richness and mystery to the mouthblown shaded glass,
24kt Gold Luster
Night 
Day
Detail 
Painted and kiln-fired 24kt Gold luster reflects interior light at night, becoming a very different window at night than in the day.
Laser-etched 24kt Gold pattern detail
Fabrication
After the initial design is created in water color, we print full-scale computer  "cartoons" with which we make patterns and assemble the cut glass.
Noe Valley design templates
Visual test of Noe Valley during assembly phase
Noe Valley early viewing
Noe Valley color, and light projection
Noe Valley interior before installation
Noe Valley at completion
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