Salt Lake City contains one of the largest religious populations in the country. For this reason, it also boasts some of the most of the most beautiful and diverse religious architecture in the world. Located within these buildings are stunning sculptures, historic artifacts, marvelous paintings, and more. But perhaps one of the most magnificent aspects of Salt Lake City churches are the stained glass windows.
Some historians believe that the tradition of making stained glass goes back as far early Egyptian times. Colored beads of glass were used to create necklaces, bracelets, and other forms of jewelry.This form of art then evolved into the stained glass windows that we now see in churches throughout the world.
The Augsburg Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church located in Bavaria, Germany. Hidden within its walls are a mysterious treasure that is an important part of the history of mankind. The cathedral contains what are believed to be the world’s oldest antique stained glass windows.
The average person may not have heard of Greene and Greene but almost everyone has seen their work. The Greene brothers had an unmistakable style that often referenced nature and seemed to speak to people’s sense of unity with nature. This natural theme was one that was expressed frequently and beautifully in their furnishings and home accents. Their work is easy to pick out and even easier to match to almost any home from modern to craftsman and something worth considering for stained glass in your home.
As we mentioned, Greene and Greene’s style has a remarkably distinct appearance. They often focused on nature and incorporated such subjects as flowers, trees, and vines into their work. They have a distinct Asain influence in their work, which can be attributed to their time spent in California as master craftsmen. One gorgeous feature they were prone to using was copper foil, which created a wonderful iridescent effect on their work. It also happens to be one we mimic using tastefully iridescent stained glass pieces in our stained glass windows.
Greene and Greene’s stained glass is a very popular request we get from our customers everywhere in the country, and it is not surprising or daunting to us in the least. We are able to create Greene and Greene’s style stained glass using warm copper and sage colors and by using captivating natural theme designs. These windows will stand out in any room, are great conversation starters and should be considered as centerpieces for your interior design. The great part about Greene and Greene style stained glass windows is they fit so well into any room in your house: kitchens, bathrooms, and entryways alike.
Making stained glass is an art form and one we at Scottish Stained Glass excel at. When working in the style of such great masters, it is important to hire a master yourself. Which is why Scottish should be your go to stained glass company. We have over 25 years of experience, a wide body of work and a stunning portfolio for your review. Our windows are not only beautiful but durable as well. Two qualities you need in a stained glass window. Contact us and allow us to set up a free design consultation for you and get started on a Greene and Greene masterpiece for your home today!
Scottish Stained Glass is proud to provide religious communities throughout the state of Wyoming with high quality stained glass windows. We design and create stained glass for all denominations and buildings, including churches, cathedrals, temples, mosques, and synagogues. Our stained glass is created with the highest level of care and precision and therefore is both stunning and highly durable. When you work with Scottish, you will receive windows that can last hundreds of years and provide your members with a beautiful and delightful place of worship.
Scottish Stained Glass recently had the pleasure of working with one of Wyoming’s most charming and passionate religious communities. We were thrilled when the members reached out to us and invited us to be a part of the project for their church. Working with them to create something beautiful and meaningful for their community was a very rewarding experience.
After working out all of the logistical details for the Wyoming project, we began the design process. Accompanied by one of our most talented designers, Martin Faith, the owner of Scottish Stained Glass, traveled to Wyoming where he met with the owners of the church. Our designer then proceeded to draft a series of hand drawings for each of the windows that we would create. About 15 drafts were generated per window before a final design was settled on. We also later journeyed back to the church so the committee could choose glass samples on site.
We understand the value and importance that churches have to the community. Therefore, when we work on religious projects, we put extra heart and effort into our work. The Wyoming project allowed us to exercise both our creativity and technical knowledge. And it gave us the opportunity to create a meaningful relationship with members of the community. In the end, we were able to produce stained glass that would provide the church with beauty and elegance for hundreds of years and bring joy to their members.
If you’re interested in learning more about our project in Wyoming or would like to speak to someone about stained glass designs for your church, please contact our office. We will be more than happy to provide you with the information you are looking for or answer any questions you may have.