Stained Glass Windows Help Churches Convey Their Message

Stained Glass Windows

You’ve likely seen stained glass in a number of places throughout your life, but nowhere are stained glass windows more common than in churches across the United States and around the world. If you’ve ever been in or around a church, you’ve likely admired these works of art. But why exactly are stained glass windows… Read more »

What are the Origins of Stained Glass?

Stained Glass Windows

The first confirmed man-made glass was in Egypt as glass beaded jewelry. It was however the Romans who perfected the art of creating small colored glass items. Archeologists found Romans manufacture stained glass for more than just beads. Stained glass inception was designed initially for Roman Catholic churches, first in Rome and then throughout all… Read more »

Beauty Still Exists in a World of Pain

Stained Glass Windows

Just glancing at the news nowadays and you’re in for one heck of a rude awakening. There is so much tragedy on a daily basis and we understood that the news stations all across the country are prone to stories that lean toward the macabre; after all, they need to get those ratings and being… Read more »

How Stained Glass is Made

You may look at stained glass windows and wonder how exactly they are made The process is actually pretty fascinating, involving several people from the initial design stages to the final cementing process. In general, the production of stained glass starts with the artist, who will sketch an outline of the eventual window. Next, an… Read more »

How to Clean Stained Glass

Stained Glass

Stained glass windows can add a beautiful touch to any type of building, and they allow you to give your rooms a unique look that is unlike anything else. However, it is important to keep in mind that, just like regular windows, stained glass can become dirty overtime. Dust, grime, and other types of particles… Read more »

Integrating Daylight with Design

Daylight as a light source with a spectrum dependent on solar position and sky conditions, it is also rich in the short-wavelength portion of the visible spectrum. This is proven to support both alertness and circadian sleep. It’s subsequently serves an effective purpose in office buildings and other places of employment. In addition to encouraging… Read more »

Make your Interior Design Aesthetics Meld

In addition to light, color, pattern and line, interior design has additional components important to the overall composition to a space. These all combine on a stage (the space itself) which can be easy on the eyes or full of color and pattern clashes. To ensure the components to a space easily flow, you have… Read more »

Stained Glass: A Dying Art

American Stained Glass

We look at the world of architecture today and we see nothing but giant stone structures and metal reinforced buildings that symbolize power and arrogance among cities nationwide. Rarely, do we see colorful buildings, painted with the vibrancy of life like we do in cathedrals or churches through stained glass. In year’s past, stained glass… Read more »

Stained Glass Association of America: What’s That?

The creation of stained glass is an art form that began centuries ago. Handcrafted by European artisans, these colorful designs were made as windows for churches and decorative pieces for the most elite customers. Overtime this art form declined in popularity as it became expensive and delicate. However, in recent decades it has regained its… Read more »

The Symbolism of Stained Glass

American Stained Glass

Stained glass in today’s society is merely looked at now as colorful, vibrant and uniquely decorated windows. They add character and creativity to any structure they become a part of, whether it is through the form of a window or a lampshade. However, the historical significance of stained glass windows is actually much more than… Read more »