Kessler Studios Architectural Stained Glass and Mosaics

The Savlation Army

The Salvation Army

Ashland, Ohio


Chapel, 21' x 25'

The Cross is the focal point of this chapel window, with sunrise colors – suggestive of the hope and promise of a new day - supporting it.  White glasses cradle the cross, lifting it up for all to behold.  Small, clear glass jewels are embedded within the lead lines, rising vertically to symbolize prayers rising to heaven.   The use of mouth-blown opak glasses creates beautiful, dramatic shading.  On a practical level, it also blocks the view of a playground immediately outside, and tempers the harsh western sunlight.