In 2014, Judson Studios secured an order from the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas. The job entailed making the world’s largest single stained glass window. It was a tremendous opportunity that posed one big problem: their winning design had been created in Photoshop. As a result, it included numerous passages that they could not readily execute using traditional glass painting methods. Fortuitously, a workshop with Narcissus Quagliata convinced them they could execute the project using their art. They simply needed to employ kiln-glass methods.
Even with this technical insight, a number of hurdles remained. One involved the need to transform their business and building into a kilnforming facility. It had to provide enough space, moreover, for creating a 3,400 square foot masterpiece. But Judson Studios did exactly that—with a little help from some friends.