Artwork & Ornament

traditional building magazine

In-depth reports examining the materials and techniques involved with the fabrication and restoration of traditional artwork and ornament for traditional and historic buildings, including art glass, statuary, stained glass, decorative painting, decorative finishes, ornamental metalwork, and more. 

Buying Guide Spotlight

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NIKO Contracting Co., Inc.

Custom fabricator & contractor of sheet metal & roofing: slate, tile & other roofing; storefronts, cornices, cupolas, domes, steeples, snow guards & leader heads; copper, lead-coated copper, zinc & stainless steel; metal ceilings.

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Hand-Carved Stone Mantels

Nothing compares to old-fashioned hand-carved stone mantels when it comes to specifying custom details in a new or historic building.

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Designing and Restoring Historic Art Glass

Designing and restoring historic art glass and stained-glass windows is a delicate balancing act that entails a unique combination of give and take between clients and craftspeople. Experts from leading studios tell Traditional Building what works, what doesn't work, and what they would like to see happen on each project.