In the 1920s the craftsmen of Bryn Athyn began a great experiment to rediscover techniques of medieval stained glass. In the process they worked out their own unique methods for glass making and painting in the medieval style. This 3 hour tour will include an in-depth look at the works created for the home of Raymond Pitcairn paired with the extraordinary collection of 12th-century glass that inspired them. The tour will conclude in Glencairn's studio for a demonstration of techniques based on the discoveries of the Bryn Athyn craftsmen, many of which blur the distinction between restoration and forgery.
About the Instructor: J. Kenneth Leap has been painting on glass for 25 years. He currently holds a position as the Education Chair of the American Glass Guild. He is the Stained Glass Artist in Residence at Glencairn Museum. He is an associate artist at the Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center in Millville, NJ where he maintains a studio and offers additional classes. For more information visit www.jkennethleap.com.