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I have a double door bookcase and my granddaughter shattered one of the glass panels. all of the broken glass is inside thebookcase . is this repairable or can it be replaced  it came from Scotland and I am so upset over this.

thanks for taking the time to answer, I really appreciate it!

In all probability, your glass can be repaired or replaced. I am not sure about the glass; whether it is leaded or some kind of etched design on a single piece of clear glass. It would help if there were an image of the glass from the un-damaged side of the doors.

My recommendation is that you take photos of the undamaged glass or, better yet, take the undamaged door and glass to a competent art glass studio in your area. Look in the yellow pages or Google "glass, stained and leaded" to find someone. Ask to see samples of their work as there are various levels of competency among the studios. I think your best bet would be to find someone who does not rely on teaching classes and selling supplies to hobbyists to sustain themselves. A purely commission studio is what I am saying.

If you can, send me a photo of the glass work and the door that is not broken. I will have a better idea of what actually would be involved in the repair or recreation of your broken glass.

I hope my response isn't too vague. I simply do not have enough information from which to give any further assistance.

Good luck in your effort to repair your doors.

Carl Trimble
Trimble Studios

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One of a kind custom design stained glass as well as other glass art methods and the restoration of stained glass. Inquiries regarding leaded, beveled, etched sand carved, and fused glass techniques are invited. Other methods, technical questions,history of the art and supply source inquiries also welcome. Information on the pro's and con's of protective glazing of stained glass windows. Visit for more complete information.


Over forty years experience in a wide range of techniques that include "stained glass", wood working and metal fabrication. Have worked from my own full service studio since 1977. Many major residential, commercial and religious installations from Charlottesville, Virginia and Atlanta, Georgia to San Diego California as well as much of the State of Texas

Professional Affiliate,Certified Trainer, and Preferred Provider for the American Institute of Architects, AIA, Dallas, Texas. I have served on the Board of Directors of both the Texas Fine Arts Association and the Texas Visual Arts Association

Bachelor of Fine Arts, The University of Texas, Tyler. Master of Fine Arts, The University of North Texas, Denton. Just a few hours short of a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Awards and Honors
Many first place and best of show awards in both stained glass and fine arts competitions. Steady commission work for the past ten years has obviated any recent competitive activity.

Past/Present Clients
Most recent major commissions are for American Airlines CR Smith Museum; JFK Airport Terminal 8 stained glass; TXU Energy Plaza Thor stained glass. The Mansion at Turtle Creek, Dallas and and St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Terrell, Texas

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