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Just Love Stained Glass

Just wanted to share that there's nothing quite like it

 

Allot of time just the colors are enough to stir my senses and ponder, while other

times I like to see the various glass works that tell usually religious stories..

the true purpose of stained glass windows is not to allow those within a building to see the world outside or even primarily to admit light but rather to control it.

For this reason stained glass windows have been described as 'illuminated wall decorations'.
 

These works produce are some of the finest craftsmanship of the time's, as some in Europe were made hundreds and even fewer left, over a thousand years ago and still survive....

Unfortunately while at My friends funeral I came across this work, Like George praying at Valley forge below, nice as it maybe be, these newer versions are a painted glass / cheaper versions of this painstaking process and just gazing upon them, if you have a eye for these ,though quite nice, are not even close to the abilities of those skilled artisans of the past.

I was doin' a little crusin and even came over an association LOL

SGAA
The Stained Glass Association of America
9313 East 63rd Street
Raytown, MO 64133
 

And for hard cores who need a description Of what the term stain glass refer es to:

The term stained glass can refer to the material of coloured glass or the craft of working with it. Throughout its thousand-year history, the term "stained glass" has been applied almost exclusively to the windows of churches, cathedrals, chapels, and other significant buildings. Although traditionally made in flat panels and used as windows, the creations of modern stained glass artists also include three-dimensional structures and sculpture.

Modern vernacular usage has often extended the term "stained glass" to include domestic leadlight and objects d'art created from lead came and copper foil glasswork exemplified in the famous lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany.

As a material stained glass is glass that has been coloured by adding metallic salts during its manufacture. The coloured glass is crafted into stained glass windows in which small pieces of glass are arranged to form patterns or pictures, held together (traditionally) by strips of lead and supported by a rigid frame. Painted details and yellow stain are often used to enhance the design. The term stained glass is also applied to windows in which the colours have been painted onto the glass and then fused to the glass in a kiln.

 

Randysdot Randysdot 51-55, M 4 Responses Dec 12, 2009

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Stained glass windows are very beautiful.I love to go by churches and see the ones that they have.

I am sorry, I send multiple comments. I don't know how I did this ;0

I love stained glass work, your info was interesting, thank you for sharing it.

I love stained glass work, your info was interesting, thank you for sharing it.