Conrado Córdoba de Julián
Manufacture and restoration of traditional leaded stained glass windows and with the Tiffany technique.
The stained glass window does not emerge as an isolated art, but essentially integrated into architecture. It arises from the need to close openings between structural elements providing light into the inside via a translucent element. Thus, an aesthetic, symbolic and transcendental solution is reached.
The traditional technique for the manufacture of stained glass windows merely comprises the following steps: first drawing a 1/1 real-size scale draft, then cutting of the templates in cardboard, after that, cutting the glass, and finally the processes of painting, firing, leading up and setting of the glass.
As light goes right through the glass pieces, these elements give colour to the inside of the building. The tones of the colours merge together, multiplying the possibilities and the chromatic variety of the reduced colours of glass.
The stained glass window, because it actually depends on the light from the outside, is far from being a finalised piece of work which only offers one possibility when contemplating it. The changes in light, a major or lesser intensity of it, the sky – which on occasions acts as an actual filter of the light -, make stained glass windows an art, presenting a vast number of possibilities.
It is almost impossible to admire a stained glass window twice in the same way.
His knowledge has been acquired via the French stained glass master and painter Henri Déchanet.
Since 1997 he gives theoretical and practical courses linked to his craft: leaded stained glass windows, the Tiffany technique, pictorial techniques applied to stained glass windows, techniques to perfection traditional stained glass windows, etc., in towns such as Salmerón, Hinojosos, Motilla del Palancar and Cuenca.
Restoration of stained glass windows: the Church of the Jerónimos in Madrid, the Monastery of Uclés (Cuenca), the processional platform of the Virgen Blanca in Vitoria, the Church of Mejorada del Campo (Madrid), the Baptistery of the Collegiate Church of Xátiva (Valencia), the Church belonging the School of Santo Domingo de Villanueva de Castellón (Valencia), Lonja de Valencia, Monastery of Guadalupe (Cáceres).
Manufacture of stained glass windows: the Cathedral of Cuenca, the Church of la Merced y el Cristo de Huete (Cuenca), the Benedictine Convent in Cuenca, the Carmelites Convent in Cuenca, the Church of San Felipe of Cuenca, the Church of the Cristo del Amparo of Cuenca, the Quart de Poblet Town Council (Valencia), the Benedictine Convent of Villaconejos (Cuenca), the Royal Academy of Basque Language in Bilbao, the Church of San Nicolás in Madrid, the Church of Albares (Guadalajara), the Church of Cieza (Murcia), the Church of Villarejo de Órbigo (León), the Church of Salvador de Jumilla (Murcia).