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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »