Conservation and restoration of stained glass since 1923
The workshop collaborates with artists to develop their projects.
The stained glass transforms the raw light into complex spectra that fluctuate throughout the day in changing hues. These are the intentional fruit of the work that the team composed of the artist and the master glassmaker have developed.
At the root of the company is a commitment to innovation and research into new ideas and uses of glass. This will has led him to collaborate with artists such as Subirachs, Joan Vila Grau, Rogent, Perico Pastor, Tano Pisano, Grau Garriga… and the architects Pericas, Jujol, Puig Boada among many others. See our abstract stained glass windows.
J.M. Bonet is the hand that guides the artist in the translation of paper sketches to the final stained glass windows that will illuminate the temples. It should be developed that the term contemporary stained glass would describe any stained glass window built in the present or in the recent past regardless of the pictorial content. Often artists, clients and traditional glassmakers have dedicated part of their time to traditional stained glass making figurative sacred art, floral designs or stained glass with heraldic coats of arms. In opposition to these uses, the term contemporary stained glass was coined, which for many years has been abstract and for a long time has abandoned the more traditional materials to develop new methods. For example concrete stained glass, laminated stained glass, enameled glass, etc… In recent decades contemporary art has returned to the use of realistic or hyperrealistic figures and elements and in some ways, the term may be misleading. In any case, the workshop works with all these techniques being able to develop any new project. All of them share the same construction stages, starting with the drawing, the choice of glass and paints. Each technique of glass lamination, dalle de verre, enameled glass has peculiarities that we can detail in the previous stages of construction.
Decorative arts and contemporary art meet in the creation of handcrafted stained glass windows. The choice of glass at the preliminary stage is one of the fundamentals of the success of the finished stained glass. In the construction stages of the modernist stained glass windows, a preliminary estimate is made based on the final measurements and the agreed project. In order to adapt the stained glass windows to the client’s taste and budget, the stained glass project can be modified to make the necessary corrections. In stained glass, the choice of glass and pictorial materials, grisaille, enamel, etched plate glass, is a decisive step. The glass specialists of J.M.Bonet Vitralls will help you choose the most suitable materials, blown glass, American glass, printed glass.
The workshop treasures more than 400 different glasses. The designs and compositions are infinite, geometric stained glass, floral designs for art nouveau stained glass, abstract stained glass, in any contemporary stained glass creation we can be the advisors and builders that make the final stained glass be balanced, beautiful and enrich the decorative arts. In case you have a stained glass project, do not hesitate to contact us without obligation and our technicians will tell you the different techniques, procedures, glasses and the different effects that can be achieved. J.M.Bonet Vitralls have a long experience in contemporary art and we can show many examples of finished objects and perform economic studies without obligation.