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 »

Main Components to Interior Design

Stained Glass

When you break interior design down to its basic components, the process becomes much easier. There are elements that comprise the tangibles of a visually pleasing room. If you use these design elements as a guide for decorating your home, you could easily create the ultimate space. Light The element of light can refer to… Read more »

How To Protect Your Stained Glass Window

Stained Glass in PA

Like regular glass, stained glass windows are prone to damage. Relatively fragile construction as the first line of defense from the elements increase exposure to scratches, cracks and even shattering. Water damage, for one, can be quite detrimental to stained glass. It can pit the glass and corrode away the metal framing. Excessive moisture can… Read more »

Color & How Useful it is in Your Home

Colorful Stained Glass

The amount of color in a space can make or break its function. Kitchens look great with cooler colors such as blue and grey while studies and dens are perfect with warmer tones, such as browns and reds. Warm tones, like red, orange and yellow can energize a space and its occupants while cooler tones… Read more »

How the Value of Stained Glass Evolved

the Renaissance

Initially designed to relay bible stories to the illiterate, stained glass windows have evolved into much more refined implications. With the elimination of ornate religious icons throughout the Renaissance, the initial utility evolved with the demands of European society. With the earliest stained glass windows created for the Roman Catholic Church to tell Bible stories… Read more »

A Guide To Buying Stained Glass

Stained glass is re-entering modern design and can be found in more homes and offices than ever before as a window treatment, piece of furniture or ornate décor. Available as an antique or recently made, stained glass can be purchased in small, local shops as well as large chain department stores. It can also be… Read more »

The Perfect Addition to Any Interior Color Scheme

Interior design void of color is plain and uninspiring. However, bold coloring in the rooms throughout your dwelling function on so many different levels. There are reasons we find certain color schemes visually appealing and inspiring. Each and every one of these reasons have to do with psychology.   There is a reason neutral colors… Read more »

How Stained Glass is made

Stained glass is among the greatest accomplishments of modern man. It casts the unparalleled beauty of natural lighting in a completely different, well, light. Having been an institution for over 5,000 years, the art of stained glass is a trade passed down through generations. Obviously, the design must first be established and the requisite colors… Read more »