CrW Stained Glass specializes in custom made stained glass painting products and
is located in the Netherlands. As a child Chris van der Werff was fascinated by both
bronze sculptures and stained glass. I visited the Sint Janskerk at Gouda many times
(large collection of church windows, many dating back to the 16th century). A decade
ago he decided to start creating work of his own, attended training classes and workshops
led by artists.
We use antique stained glass and traditional glass stainer's colors. The glass is
produced using traditional, centuries-old methods (mouth-blown) resulting in an authentic
surface structure, some round or oval shaped air bubbles and beautiful, rich, transparent
and brilliant colors when exposed to (sun)light. The paints we use are traditional,
weather resistant, contour/grissaille glass stainer's colors (Reusche). We seldom
use bright opaque, colored paints because we believe that the antique glass and (sun)light
should do her magic. All images are hand painted.
Design of the window (theme, composition, glass colors, images, text)
Stained glass painted windows are custom made. We can offer different themes, images
(character, pose, object, text), sizes, glass color settings, transparency, aging
effects and finishes according to customer specification. Major steps in the design
/ production process will be verified (your feedback) before progressing.
For further information, detailed photos of the Stained glass painted window examples,
quotations on price or estimated delivery date, questions and special requests please