We in the glass industry constantly speak about stained glass. Actually, stained glass has already become part of our daily realities. We constantly monitor the most recent developments in the stained glass sector. Unfortunately, we often forget that stained glass has a long history, and a number of talented architects have become prominent due to their commitment to stained glass.
The importance of stained glass is so huge that there is even a stained glass museum located somewhere in the UK. The museum’s official website provides a brief insight into the history of stained glass. We at glass repair Gilbert have learned that the first documented references to stained glass date back to the 7th century. Rather quickly, in just 4-5 centuries, stained glass became one of the most sophisticated and exquisite forms of art. More importantly, the technologies of stained glass manufacturing have changed little since the 12th century. To a large extent, stained glass can be regarded as a huge contributor to the development of the modern glass industry and an outstanding encyclopedia of information for anyone, who wants to learn more about glass.
The most remarkable, however, is the fact that stained glass enabled the rapid spreading of the American culture and fame to the European land. One of glass repair Gilbert specialists has shared some information about Frederic Crowninshield, a renowned American stained-glass artist who moved to Europe at the beginning of the 20th century and ran the American stained-glass academy there. Crowninshield’s personality was also described in the New York Times, in an article devoted to stained glass and glass art. He used stained glass to create windows and murals for churches and private houses in Italy. In his works, Mediterranean shades of dusty pink, pale green, and turquoise prevailed. Today, researchers are trying to recover each and every piece of document related to Crowningshield’s artworks.
Stained glass will remain one of the best elements of future artwork, with its modernity, convenience, and flexibility.