Overview: Bovard Studio had its beginning in 1971 with founder Ron Bovard working as an independent artist. Since an exhibit at the Carnegie Museum in 1972, Bovard has exhibited his art in galleries and museums around the world, including more than 25 one man shows in places such as New York City and Vienna, Austria.
From this modest beginning by the year 2000, the studio had expanded to over 70 artists, craftspeople and staff who complete over 100 church projects per year, as well as projects in courthouses, libraries, colleges and other public and private buildings. We have attracted many of the finest artists and craftspeople from around the world. Working in both traditional and contemporary styles, Bovard artists have won many awards and honors.
Bovard Studio has restored famous historic stained glass masterpieces by Louis Tiffany, Louis Sullivan, Charles Connick, Frederick Lamb, and Xavier Zettler, and has created new windows in these and other historic styles.
With over 40,000 square feet of modern production space on 20 acres of highway frontage, we have the facilities to meet your every stained glass need. Our facilities include a state of the art graphic design department, a glass painting studio with fine artists assembled from around the world, efficient, well organized stained glass production space, stained glass restoration facilities, wood and metal shops, and showroom and offices.
At Bovard Studio we are proud to carry on the tradition of stained glass art as one of the oldest major art forms in the world, with it's profound place in history.
State of the art and time tested methods are combined with care to transform your vision from the initial design to the finished product.
Your church's stained glass windows are a testament of your faith and a reflection of your spiritual inspiration. Their lasting beauty will be a legacy for generations to come. Our mission and deep commitment is to ensure that your stained glass windows embody the truest representation of your highest truth and endure for future generations to appreciate.
As restoration experts with an outstanding track record, Bovard Studio knows how to avoid the pitfalls of restoration and the risks of losing priceless original artwork.
Successfully restoring your valuable stained glass windows requires:
High levels of professional craftsmanship
Great artistic talent
Tight project management to ensure completion on time and on budget
A full service provider
Dedicated and caring customer liaison
As our customer your restoration aspirations are our goals and your delight is the measure of our success. At Bovard we all feel strongly that we are in this business because we love it. We will be delighted to answer your questions and concerns,
Bovard Studio recommends our exterior wood frames be made with South American plantation grown mahogany or the heartwood of Eastern White Pine. Both are 100-year exterior quality woods that with proper maintenance can last more than a century.
The client can choose the desired finish. For paint grade finishes, we recommend Sherwin-Williams Duration® Coating which lasts 25 to 30 years on new wood and only requires standard painting processes to refinish when required by time.
Designed to Hold Stained Glass Windows and Insulated Glass. Our aluminum thermal barrier frames with insulated glass and stained glass windows with our patented (U.S. patent #7,607,267) Precision Flow® ventilation system are designed for the conservation of stained glass windows.
Whether you are looking for lasting beauty, to make a statement in living color, or any other characteristic of stained glass, our artists can provide the solution. We create only that truly great beauty needed to support your tradition and/or embrace your faith. We have learned how to work with our clients to include the symbolism essential to their faith while preserving the feeling behind their design.
Bovard Studio has the experienced staff to design and construct custom wood doors. We can work with your architect, duplicate existing doors, or provide you with a design based on our years of experience and your desires or ideas. We work with the finest woods and have a complete and fully equipped 4,500 sq ft woodshop. We can provide custom finishes, stains and hardware. Our expert staff can also supply installation.
Bovard Studio has a staff of mosaic designers and artists with over 30 years of experience including a portfolio of international work in the Ukraine and Mexico. This portfolio includes single mosaic pieces 33 feet high by nearly 100 feet wide as well as many smaller works, and includes both relief and flat mosaics in the ecclesiastic and civic environments.
Bovard Studio’s exterior protective glazing systems designed for the preservation of stained glass windows have passed hurricane code tests designed to withstand 150 mph wind loads and large missile impact. Our testing was completed by the National Certified Testing Laboratories in accordance with ASTM E1996-02/06 and ASTM E1886-02/05 Test Methods, with 3/8” Lexan XL-10 or with 7/16” heat strengthened laminated glass consisting of two layers of 3/16” heat strengthened glass laminated with .090 DuPont Sentry Glass Plus glazed in our hurricane code tested frames.
Bovard Studio designs and fabricates custom extrusions for specific project requirements.
Bovard Studio’s standard patented (U.S. patent #7,607,267) Precision Flow® extrusions for protective coverings for stained glass windows are designed for the conservation of stained glass windows with exterior glazing.
All of our framing systems are available with float glass, Lexan, laminated glass, acrylic, tempered glass, heat strengthened glass, tempered laminated, and heat strengthened laminated glass in thicknesses appropriate for the selected extrusions and pane sizes for local code and wind load requirements.
This section is an index of a collection of designs which represent a cross section of work taken from Bovard Studio's portfolio. From simple to complex, from abstract to representational, from traditional to modern, and from small intimate stained glass windows to windows as big as the side of a building. The techniques used to fabricate these windows vary from leaded glass to faceted glass. Some have no glass painting, others have every piece of glass in the window painted. Some windows have etching, others have silver staining, plating, traditional glass staining colors, transparent and opaque enamels, stenciling, silk screening and/or medallions. Most windows have a combination of several of these treatments
The following is a sample of our work. Whether you are looking for lasting beauty, to make a statement in living color, or any other characteristic of stained glass, our artists can provide the solution. We create only that truly great beauty needed to support your tradition and/or embrace your faith.