RenoVitro stained glass workshop (fully booked)
Renaud Chapelle left behind a career in sales to become a craftsman after deciding to change his line of business. Having initially trained in mosaic art, he began working with glass. He joined the Pierre Majerus workshop and remained there for four years before completing internships with other master glassmakers and eventually setting up his own workshop, which he named RenoVitro. He continued to hone his craft over the years, travelling to France to learn the techniques involved in the dalle de verre (or ‘glass slab’) method. Today, he creates artistic lead-jointed stained-glass windows and copper-jointed lampshades. He also crafts dalle de verre stained-glass windows, shaping the individual pieces of glass carefully and bonding them with resin. Moreover, his extensive stock of period components enables him to restore old stained-glass windows, reproducing missing parts or repairing damaged rods or soldered joints. He recently refurbished a stained-glass window in Schaerbeek/Schaarbeek Town Hall.
Exhibition: Glass and light, showcasing Renaud Chapelle’s latest creations.
Presentation of the various tools used by glassmakers and the techniques deployed to restore stained-glass windows and create new pieces (glass cutting, welding, and cutting for dalle de verre creations), Sat. & Sun. at 11:00 and 15:00.
Sat. & Sun., 10:00 to 18:00
Rue Richard Kips/Richard Kipsstraat 8, Etterbeek
Advance booking required