Stained-glass window

Stained glass work for interior design. Windows, ceiling diffusers, lamps, room dividers, decorative shelves, bar counters.

Stained Glass - one of the most elegant techniques of monumental art.

Colored glass, letting the sunlight through, transforms the ambient space amazingly, creates mood, refines festive atmosphere, brings comfort. Painting on glass is constantly changing throughout the day, as the street lighting is changing also, and in the twilight the stained glass window begins to reflect fancifuly the artificial light inside the room.

The first stained glass windows were used to decorate the windows in the Catholic Church, they constitued entire ensembles, in harmony with the architecture of the medieval cathedral. The earliest extant stained glass dates from 7th century. Traditional technology of manufacturing of stained glass has taken shape by the 11th century. In the Roman period the masters, which were creating stained glass, learned how to compose from the stained glass not only ornamental patterns, but also large-scale compositions on religious subjects. During the Renaissance, the whole pictures was transferred on the glass - copies of paintings by famous artists. Stained glass windows have always been an expensive art, and therefore they were prevalent in rich, respectable homes. In modern interiors stained glass is used relying on artificial light more than on natural - in that way the ceiling diffusers, interior walls and niches are decorated.

During the existence of stained glass art a large number of techniques for its execution had appeared.

Classic brazed stained glass - colored glass, fasten together by a metal tightening and brazed at the spots of fastening.

Tiffany stained glass - each truncated piece is stiched around the end sides and wrapped with a thin copper tape bended on the plane of the glass. Lined glass are fasten by tin in tne spots of tape bends. Finished stained glass is covered with patina. Tiffany technique allows to produce three-dimensional stained glasses, in which the individual elements of stained glass are convex or concave.

Stained glass in fusing technique - overlapped colored glasses are baked in the oven at 400 degrees.

Sandblasting glass - the glass surface is beaten with the sand under pressure, thus creating relief frosted ornament.

Painting on glass - the certain piece of stained glass is cutted, painted by the artist and then sent to the kiln.

Slumping glass - using special moulds of ceramic or stainless steel and by heating in a special oven the glass is given the desired form - Radius, wavy, spherical.

Facetted stained glass - glasses are faceted on the perimeter and gathered  in a brass frame fore more durability. Beveled end edges (chamfers) enhance the effects of light refraction.

The authors of our gallery are constantly experimenting with materials and methods of treatment of glass, creating both classic and innovative artworks. 

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