With a unified artistic vision, the experienced artists and craftsmen of Conrad Schmitt Studios create new designs and conserve historic artwork in the form of decorative painting, stained and etched glass, murals, mosaics and statuary. Today, as in the past, Conrad Schmitt Studios is dedicated to providing beauty, quality and longevity in every endeavor.
From the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York to the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, the Studio has been involved in the decoration, restoration and renovation of buildings of architectural and historic significance throughout the United States.
Clients of many faiths and walks of life have commissioned stained glass work from the Studio in a wide range of styles. Many recent requests have been for new, traditional-style windows to complement more classically inspired architecture. Contemporary designs are also created in figural, geometric and abstract compositions.
In addition to new designs, the Studio also conserves, restores and replicates aged and damaged murals. For conservation, methods are used that preserve the original artists’ work, while allowing its full beauty to be restored.
One of the most inspiring aspects of a planned decoration or restoration is conveying the vision for the new or restored interior. Understanding the extent, style and quality of what is proposed is essential to affirming the project—for both the client and the community.
Decorative painting and plaster ornamentation work hand-in-hand to achieve environments of great beauty. Ornamental plaster conservation, restoration and replication are frequently provided by Conrad Schmitt Studios in conjunction with decorative restoration when plaster is loose or damaged.
Conrad Schmitt Studios has restored stone, marble, terra cotta and mosaic artwork throughout the United States and Canada. Such projects have included wall-mounted shrines and murals, floor installations and exterior applications.
All of the results from the investigation and analysis are compiled and bound into a permanent record of the original or period decorative scheme and a guide for the decorative restoration. Copies of these documents are held by the owner, the local historical society and Conrad Schmitt Studios.
After presenting an approved plan to your church or building committee, printed fundraising literature and boards that detail the goals of the project can help to communicate the vision.
Our Studio can assist projects in the early stages by providing guidance to gather the information needed to initiate projects and keep the momentum moving forward. Our diversified, experienced staff can offer assistance with Conditions Assessment, Specification Development, Assembly of Budgets, Fundraising Ideas and more.
In addition to design and fabrication of new statuary, Conrad Schmitt Studios is recognized for its expertise in the conservation and restoration of antique statuary. This includes seamlessly reattaching broken pieces and re-creating missing portions.
When an outside artist or designer is not able, or chooses not to realize the creation of their own design or conception, they can enlist the assistance of Conrad Schmitt Studios to bring their ideas to life, with the fabrication and installation of the completed project, as the artist has envisioned.