Stained glass: what is it? Over years of professional work in glass business, we received dozens of questions regarding the nature, utility, and functionality of stained glass. This is why we at Mesa Glass believe that our customers need to know more about different types of glass, and today we decided to focus on stained glass.
Why stained glass? – Because for years, stained glass had been associated with one of the most outstanding human creations. Actually, stained glass is colored glass, which has been known to the humanity for at least one thousand years. Look at the windows in churches and other religious buildings. Take a look at the way many museums and architectural developments currently look. Stained glass is everywhere, and you cannot escape its presence. Today, stained glass is not merely a piece of colored glass but a material that enables talented architects to create three-dimensional sculptures and structures.
Stained glass is made of conventional glass, with the addition of metallic salts. These are metallic salts that color stained glass. We at Mesa Glass have learned that stained glass provides virtually unlimited freedom for thought and creativity: with stained glass, you can create different pictures and express your emotions, by simply arranging its pieces in the form of different patterns. Certainly, stained glass is not easy to use. Special artistic skills are required, to develop a truly interesting and inimitable glass window design. Today’s buildings using stained glass include English Coventry Cathedral built in the middle of the 20th century, Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church, and Cathedral Basilica located in Kentucky. Additionally, you can see the way stained glass fits in the modern and postmodern architectural designs, in the houses of Frank Lloyd Wright and prairie style homes. The Hungarian Room at the University of Pittsburgh, the Town Hall in Liberec, Czech Republic, and the National Library in Jerusalem, all have stained glass in their designs. Look at them and ask Mesa Glass professionals for more information!