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Stained Glass Hail Damage Repair for Odessa, Texas

Posted June 26th, 2017 by Martin Faith
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If you’re one of many of stained glass owners in Odessa that’s been impacted by the hailstorm, you’re not alone. The baseball sized hail that came through Texas last week severely damaged several stained glass windows in Odessa area churches, homes, and public buildings. At Scottish Stained Glass, we realize that this situation is for many people very distressing and has caused a lot of concern. That’s why we’ve provided the following advice and information on stained glass hail damage repair for your Odessa home or church.

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Stained Glass Transom Windows For Elegance, Style & Curb Appeal!

Posted June 12th, 2017 by Martin Faith

Add Value To Your San Antonio Home With Stained Glass

There are things on your house that can make or break it style wise.  These little details are what take your home from ordinary to extraordinary.  In some cases you may not even notice them anymore but they were there when you bought them and likely caught you attention. Things like well-decorated eaves, an artistically wrought iron gate or finely crafted molding.  Each of these individually made up a perfect picture that drew you to the house you live in and convinced you it was worth spending the next 30 years paying for it!  One such feature that, is often overlooked by homeowners but that we, at Scottish Stained Glass, know can make the difference in making your house more sellable when the time comes to sell your home is–a stained glass transom window.

Stained Glass Transom Windows For Your San Antonio Home

For those of you who may not know off the top of your head what a transom window is–you are not alone!  Although you have probably seen them and even have them on your San Antonio home, the name transom is often an unknown word. Transom windows are the windows, often cresent shaped that sit a few feet other windows on your home.  See an example below.

Transom windows add a elegance to any home and even more so when they are made of stained or leaded glass.  Stained, textured or leaded glass also adds another level of privacy from these windows that can sometimes be loomingly large.  This investment in stained glass on your transom window now, will mean more money and greater curb appeal when you go to sell your home in the future.   Not to mention the beauty and enjoyment you will get out of your stained glass transom while you live in your home!

If you have transom windows on your San Antonio home and have questions about pricing or designs for them, contact us today for a free consultation and to get one step closer to the home of your dreams and a nice profit when you sell!

Stained Glass Kitchen Windows Increase Kansas City Home’s Value

Posted June 12th, 2017 by Martin Faith

Stained Glass Kitchen Windows For Your Kansas City Home

The Kansas City you see today is a far cry from the KC just ten years ago! Business is booming and the real estate market is no exception. Fetching the asking price on your home in a market like Kansas City’s is the norm and some buyers are even willing to go above it. But as you probably know, real estate is a volatile market and the market could change drastically by the time you are ready to sell your home. Sure, selling a home is easy right now, but it will not always be such a “sellers” market here in Kansas City or anywhere for that matter. As a smart homeowner, looking to ensure your home will sell well in the future, investing in features now that add value to your home and attract potential buyers is key to your long-term success. One such feature that we have seen work wonders for those selling their homes, even in a buyers market, is kitchen stained glass.

Stained Glass Windows In Your Kansas City Kitchen

As we mentioned, selling your Kansas City home may not even be something you are considering right now–but it probably will be something you will be doing one day. This is why we suggest looking into kitchen stained glass for your home now. First off, all stained glass in your kitchen is a fantastic design feature. It has numerous niches it can fill- everything from cabinet doors for style to privacy on you windows facing other houses for function. The stained glass windows you put in your kitchen are sure to delight you, your family and friends for years to come, of that we are sure. As if that wasn’t reason enough, let’s not forget how pivotal stained glass windows in the kitchen of your Kansas City home will be when you finally sell! As you have probably heard time and time again, kitchens and bathrooms are what sell homes and dollar for dollar add the most value after renovations. It is a fact that stained glass on a home allows for a higher asking price. Also, it is so beautiful it adds immense appeal for potential buyers. They will not soon forget such a standout feature and when comparing your home to other homes for sale, yours will surely be at an advantage because of your kitchen stained glass. For these reasons, putting a stained glass window in your Kansas City home’s kitchen now is a very real investment in your home’s future.

If you are interested in a stained glass entryway window or have questions on other types of stained glass windows for your Kansas City home, contact Scottish Stained Glass today. We are happy to answer any of your questions and schedule a free consultation.

Stained Glass Entryway Windows Add Value To Your Houston Home

Posted June 12th, 2017 by Martin Faith
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Stained Glass Windows For Your Houston Home

Houston is a great place to live right now. Business is booming and more people are taking advantage of the real estate market to buy and sell homes in the Houston area. Although, as you surely know, real estate markets can be volatile. Even though selling homes is easy now, it will not always be such a “sellers” market. As a prudent homeowner, looking to the future sale of your home, in a market that remains a mystery until that time, there are things you can do now, to ensure, when the time comes to sell your Houston home, you have features that add value to your home and attract potential buyers. One such feature that we have seen work wonders for those selling their homes, even in a buyers market, is stained glass windows added to entryway windows.

Stained Glass Window For Your Houston Entryway

As we mentioned, selling your Houston home may not be on your radar right now or if it is but realistically, you will probably one day look to sell it. In which case, stained glass windows on your home’s entryway are a great way to make sure it sells easily when the time comes. The reason for this is two-fold. First of all, adding stained glass to a house anywhere is an investment with a guaranteed return because stained glass is a desirable feature on a home. Since the windows are on the front of the house and visible from the street they add curb appeal which your real estate can calculate into the asking price of your home and is usually significantly higher than what you paid for the window itself. Secondly, houses with stained glass windows in their entryway are always a hit with potential buyers. This gorgeous and prominent feature is the first thing a buyer will see when they view your house and gives your home a leg up on other comparable homes. For these reasons, putting a stained glass window in your Houston home’s entryway now is a very real investment in your home’s future.

If you are interested in a stained glass entryway window or have questions on other types of stained glass windows for your Houston home, contact Scottish Stained Glass today. We are happy to answer any of your questions and schedule a free consultation.

Why Stained Glass Is Perfect For Your Fort Collins’s Bathroom!

Posted June 9th, 2017 by Martin Faith
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Stained Glass In Fort Collins

Your home is your castle and a place where you want to feel comfortable, happy and secure. This is especially true for Fort Collins’s homeowners who take great pride in their homes, yards and overall appearances. The houses in Fort Collins are beautiful, many of them from the late Victorian era or early 20th century. The time periods from which these houses are from paired with the fastidious nature of Fort Collins’s homeowners make stained glass the perfect fit for houses in the area. While stained glass is great for any room in your home, the bathroom, in particular, is a fantastic place for it and here is why.

Why Stained Glass Is Perfect For Your Fort Collins Home’s Bathroom

The most obvious reason and the reason we hear most frequently for bathroom stained glass is, of course, privacy. Your business is, after all, none of anyone else’s business. Often times bathroom windows face your neighbor’s kitchen or living room window, meaning one slip-up closing the blinds or accidentally leaving the curtains open, ends up in an embarrassing show for both parties. Stained glass windows are the solution to this problem. The let you enjoy all the benefits of natural light in your bathroom, without letting in the eyes of the world around you. Additionally, our signature stained glass Aspen pattern is the perfect fit for the lovely Fort Collins’s landscape and proximity to nature. Another great pattern that fits the decidedly vintage look of Fort Collins is our Macintosh or Greene and Greene stained glass.

Fort Collins’s Stained Glass Experts

At Scottish Stained Glass, we have over 25 years of experience in designing, creating and installing stained glass windows. We blend Old World techniques with modern technology to give you the very best stained glass windows money can buy. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and to get going on the home of your dreams!

Great Reasons For Family Crest Stained Glass In Your Salt Lake City Home

Posted June 8th, 2017 by Martin Faith

Stained Glass Family Crest Windows In Salt Lake City

Stained glass is known for being many things. For some, it relates to depictions and iconography the church has of Saints, Angels and even of God/Jesus. For others is represents specific design periods and trends from Victorian to Mid-Century Modern and Macintosh to Greene and Greene. Still, others see it as a function of privacy; a way to keep the the eyes of the world out of your home, while at the same time preserving the transfer of natural light. While all of those are very real things stained glass represents or is used for, one very special way to use stained glass on your Salt Lake City home is for a custom-made family crest.

Why Buy Family Crest Stained Glass?

Stained glass is something that has been around quite some time and the reasons for buying any type of stained glass are plentiful:

  • Beauty
  • Privacy
  • Style

While family crest stained glass falls easily into all those categories, there are a few other reasons family crests stand out as a good purchase for your home.

Family Crest Stained Glass As An Heirloom:  What better way to create something that will be special to your family and last for generations to come than with a family crest stained glass piece.  Stained glass is durable and easily repaired/restored by a trained professional.

Family Crest Stained Glass As A Special Gift:  Finding the right gift for family members can be difficult.  Whether it is for a birthday, anniversary or wedding stained glass with a family crest on it makes perfect sense for nearly anyone you may have on your list.

Scottish Stained Glass For Salt Lake City Home’s Family Crest Stained Glass Window

At Scottish Stained Glass we have decades of experience creating custom stained glass.  We have done quite a few crests in our time and know how to help you individualize them, while still giving them a very clear crest like esthetic.   We will help you customize the shapes, colors, and images that best fit the family crest you are trying to have created in stained glass.  Best of all these family crest windows can be removed from your home should you ever decide to sell so they can still be passed down to the next generation, no matter where you live.  For more information about family crest stained glass in Salt Lake City, contact us today!




5 Great Ideas for Decorating Your Kitchen with Stained Glass

Posted June 5th, 2017 by Martin Faith
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If you enjoy entertaining guests or having family over for the holidays, chances are you probably spend a lot time in your kitchen. So why not give yourself the ultimate place to entertain your visitors by adding stained glass to your kitchen or dining area?! Stained glass can give your kitchen the perfect look by adding a bit of shine and elegance to your home. And it can be completely customized, so the options are virtually limitless.
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Our Top 5 Favorite Beveled Stained Glass Windows

Posted May 11th, 2017 by Martin Faith

One of the most commonly requested stained glass styles that we receive at Scottish Stained Glass is for beveled stained glass windows. Bevel clusters help to add diversity and elegance to the design of stained glass windows and are very common for contemporary pieces. Bevels are most commonly given a clear appearance, but we have found ways to add color to them using special techniques and workarounds.

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The Most Talented Stained Glass Artisans of All Time

Posted May 11th, 2017 by Martin Faith
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Due to its incredible beauty, intricacy, and luminous appearance, stained glass has long been a celebrated form of art throughout the history of humankind. But who exactly are the creators behind these beautiful and mysterious works of art and what is their story? We decided to take a look further at the lives and works of some of the world’s most famous stained glass artists. What we discovered was incredible stories that could not be left untold.

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Trending Stained Glass Styles in Houston Homes

Posted May 11th, 2017 by Martin Faith
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There’s a new trend in home decor in 2017, but what it is may actually come as a surprise to you. Stained glass windows have seen a serious revival in popularity this year. And Houston architects, interior designers, and homeowners have picked up on the fashion and brought it to a whole new level.

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Ideas for Decorating with Stained Glass in Your Austin Home

Posted May 11th, 2017 by Martin Faith
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Decorating your home can be quite the challenge. From colors and patterns to fabrics and finishes, there’s so much to consider when it comes to interior design. Want to know one way you can really make your plans come together? Add a stained glass window to your Austin home!

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Stained Glass Hail Repair For Your Colorado Home

Posted May 10th, 2017 by Martin Faith

Hail Storm Property Damage In Colorado

The sound of hail is one that haunts anyone who has lived in Colorado for even a short amount of time. What starts with a tiny tink-tink-tink outside your windows turns into an angry hollow plunk-plunk-plunk on your car, your siding and even your windows. Hail damage to anything that sits unprotected under the Colorado Sky. If you are someone who knows what we are talking about, you too have probably had one or many pieces of property damaged by hail.

Hail Damage To Stained Glass Windows In Colorado

One item you may have that you do not realize is either suspectable to hail damage or able to be repaired after hail damage is stained glass. This type of window, although extremely durable, can suffer damage from the intense work of mother nature–hail, window, ice, and snow. Once damaged, the structural integrity of the glass is compromised and must be repaired as soon as possibly to ensure no further damage occurs. This is where Scottish Stained Glass comes in. Stained glass repair and restoration from hail, wind and just the general fading from time is our specialty. We are able to remove, repair, replace and re-lead the broken panels, with a perfect color match every time. What’s more, we’ve got you covered when the next hail storm happens, and it will because we are able to install a protective exterior to stop your windows from being damaged again.

Colorado’s Stained Glass Hail Repair Specialists

If you have a stained glass window and your home got hit pretty hard this last hail storm your stained glass window could be damaged as well. The best thing to do is inspect your window if you can or Scottish Stained Glass to come out and inspect it for you. We are Colorado’s stained glass experts and we can take care of your glass better than all the rest. Contact us today for a free estimate on the cost of stained glass repair, restoration or replacement.

Stained Glass For The Modern Age

Posted May 9th, 2017 by Martin Faith

Stained Glass Windows As Art

When most people think of stained glass they likely immediately associated it with churches–and they wouldn’t be amiss. Probably the next most popular applications in the mind of the general public are the victorian or craftsman era of design. In fact, many people who own a home built in one of those periods have antique stained glass somewhere in their house already. This is because during those eras designers like Frank Lloyd Wright made the connection between home decor and stained glass and happily the “new” tradition continues in decor today. At Scottish Stained Glass we are happy to carry on the work of a design genius such as Frank Lloyd Wright and others who so heavily influenced the stained glass we see on homes today.

Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Transom Window By Scottish Stained Glass

Practical Reasons For Stained Glass

While stained glass is without a doubt a stunning work of art is often called a “practical art”, as it’s an extremely versatile medium and can be customized to suit nearly any design style or taste.  In the modern era we live in, it can be used in almost any room in the in a house (bathroom, kitchen, living room, entryway) and used functionally as a room divider or fireplace screen. It is a true workhorse, functioning as both art and as a practical solution for privacy issues.
Some additional reasons why you might consider installing stained glass:
• Stained glass is a beautiful privacy option– especially useful for spaces like bathrooms or bedrooms.
• Stained glass can block an unattractive view like a vacant lot or a close neighbor
• Stained glass can express your personal tastes and act as a centerpiece for a design overhaul.
No matter where you put a stained glass window, you are sure to enjoy the elegance it provides. In fact, like most of our customers, you will probably find reasons to fall in love with it all over again day in and day out.

If you live in Colorado and are considering a stained glass window to brighten your decor, contact Scottish Stained glass today and let’s get going an heirloom quality piece of glass for you and your family to enjoy for generations to come!


Stained Glass Brings Beauty & Value to Denver Area Mountain Homes & Cabins

Posted May 4th, 2017 by Martin Faith
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If you’re like many of the families living in Colorado who owns a summer home or cabin in the mountains, then you know the joys and relaxation that come from being outdoors. But did you that there’s an easy way to enhance the aesthetics, privacy, and lighting of your special space? Stained glass can bring incredible beauty and value to your Denver area mountain home or cabin.

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Exploring the Stained Glass Ceiling in the Fort Collins Northern Hotel

Posted May 4th, 2017 by Martin Faith
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The Northern Hotel in Fort Collins has been the attraction of tourists visiting the upper region of Colorado for years. Famous actors and celebrities such as John Wayne and Franklin D Roosevelt have frequented its grounds since its original opening in 1873. But the hotel is known for more than just its impressive guest list. Beautiful stained glass panels, including a large in the ceiling of the Fort Collins hotel are the highlights of this incredible piece of historic architecture.

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Houston’s Hidden Stained Glass Treasures

Posted May 4th, 2017 by Martin Faith
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Many people are familiar with Houston’s historic architecture and iconic skyscrapers. But did you know that Houston is also home to another treasure? Beautiful stained glass windows are hidden throughout the city in Houston’s residential, religious, and commercial buildings. We decided to take a look further into these hidden gems tucked away in the Magnolia City to see what exactly we could find.

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The Stained Glass Walls of the Prairiefire Museum in Kansas City

Posted May 4th, 2017 by Martin Faith
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In 2014, the Museum at Prairiefire opened its doors with the mission to provide access and information to the public about natural history and science related topics. While the opening of the museum was anticipated for years by locals, the architecture came as surprise to many. The Prairiefire Museum has an exterior that’s hard to look away from. Beautiful stained glass panels line the walls of the museum, bringing awe and joy to its Kansas City visitors.

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Great Churches of the World: San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio

Posted May 4th, 2017 by Martin Faith
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The San Fernando Cathedral was founded in the year 1731 and is home to the oldest religious community in Texas. Those who visit the church are able to observe the quintessential features of Gothic architecture, marvelous stained glass windows, and a piece of history important to the identity of San Antonio.

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Church Stained Glass Restoration Process Austin

Posted May 3rd, 2017 by Martin Faith
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Although most of our clients come to us for new stained glass windows, many of them also ask about our restoration services. It’s not uncommon for Austin churches to require stained glass restoration due to the heat and humidity that can be experienced in Texas. At Scottish Stained Glass, we have a very specific process for stained glass restoration. To help you gain a better idea of our methods and services, we’ve provided the following information to prepare you for your restoration project.
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5 Beautiful Church Stained Glass Windows in Salt Lake City

Posted April 27th, 2017 by Martin Faith
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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.

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Exploring the Mystery Behind Church Stained Glass Windows

Posted April 27th, 2017 by Martin Faith
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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.

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The History of the World’s Oldest Antique Stained Glass Windows

Posted April 25th, 2017 by Martin Faith
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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.
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Greene & Greene Stained Glass Is Just The Thing For Spring!

Posted April 18th, 2017 by Martin Faith

Greene and Greene Style Stained Glass

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.

Characteristics of Greene and Greene

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 Stained Glass For Your Home

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.

Denver’s Stained Glass Experts

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!

Wyoming Stained Glass Restoration

Posted February 23rd, 2017 by Martin Faith

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.

Our Most Recent Project in Wyoming

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.

The Design Process

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.

The Results: Forever Elegant Stained Glass

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.

Get More Information

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.

Our Stained Glass Remodeling & Renovation Process

Posted February 9th, 2017 by Martin Faith
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Though many people know us for our ability to build new stained glass windows, we’re also able to repair aging or antique stained glass as well. Stained glass remodeling and renovation offers a way to restore worn or damaged glass to its original beauty. But it must be done with a high level of care and precision since glass is indeed a fragile substance.
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Traditional Church Stained Glass With A Modern Twist

Posted January 27th, 2017 by Martin Faith

A Stunning 20th Century Church Stained Glass Masterpiece

hile the popularity of stained glass spans centuries, in the last 100 years there has been a resurgence of interest and application of stained glass on homes and churches worldwide. Additionally, even the best stained glass windows, especially in ancient cathedrals, need to be replaced. These two factors open the door for new emerging artists to come into their own and prove themselves masters of their craft. One such church is Grossmünster in Zurich, Switzerland and one such artist is Sigmar Polke.

Sigmar Polke is an acclaimed German painter and photographer. Throughout his career, he is known to have experimented with a variety of materials, styles and subject matter. In the case of Grossmünster church, he used a particularly unique style which appears to be almost a mix of Abstract and Art Nouveau. Material wise, he made the very smart decision to use cross-sections of semi-precious stones, giving the windows a sparkling gem-like quality when hit by the light. All together Sigmar Polke created 13 stained glass windows for the cathedral in Grossmünster church with styles ranging from purely abstract to figurative. As you can see, and as it is widely agreed, the results are stunning.

Scottish Stained Glass: The Stained Glass Experts

At Scottish Stained glass, stained glass is our passion. We love what we do and it shows in the quality of work. Over the past 20 years, we have created thousands of masterpieces for homes, churches, cathedrals, mosques and more. We are able to create and fit nearly any window perfectly with stained, leaded, frosted or beveled glass. We also have numerous locations countrywide and will be happy to give you a free quote. Contact us today for more information and to schedule a free consultation with one of our experts.

The History of Charles Rennie Mackintosh Stained Glass

Posted January 25th, 2017 by Martin Faith
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Charles Rennie Mackintosh was an architect, painter, and stained glass artisan from Glasgow, Scotland. He was born in 1868 as the fourth oldest of a large family that had 11 children total. At the young age of 15, Charles began attending evening classes at the Glasgow School of Art. A year later, he became apprentice to a local architect by the name of John Hutchinson.
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The Scottish Stained Glass Guide to Church Stained Glass Restoration

Posted January 19th, 2017 by Martin Faith
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Do you have a stained glass window in your church or temple that needs repairs? This helpful guide will introduce you to topics such as how to find a restoration company, signs of deterioration, and what to expect for the restoration process.
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The Beautiful Tradition Of Scottish Stained Glass

Posted January 17th, 2017 by Martin Faith


Historical Scottish Stained Glass

Deep in the Edinburgh National Museum, nestled artfully at the end of a long hallway full of some of Scotland’s most prized relics, hangs a towering window which, at first glance may not even catch your attention. But if the viewer stops for a good look and finds the stunning beauty of this prize window soon becomes apparent. A museum is the perfect resting place for such an intricately crafted stained glass window such as this, by one of Scotland’s leading stained glass artist–Douglas Strachan, whose many works include the north window of the High Kirk of Saint Giles and The National War Memorial at Edinburgh Castle.
The reclaimed piece was once a window on Montrose Old Parish Kirk, Angus and represents the intricate craftsmanship and lasting beauty of stained glass. This piece truly represents the distinct religious stained glass style near the end of the Victorian era. The beautiful meandering leading and prominent depiction of realistic figurines speak to its well-deserved place among history’s finest. While the stained glass of today may be drastically different in style and subject matter, the pure staying power of such a beauty never goes out of vogue.

Modern Scottish Stained Glass & Denver’s Stained Glass Expert

At Scottish Stained Glass we pride ourselves in carrying on a stained glass tradition that goes back many hundreds of years. We create our windows with the same attention to detail as the old masters, using traditional and modern techniques to make stained glass that will last for generations. We not only build custom stained glass windows for homes in the Denver/Metro area, we also do church stained glass restoration and repair. Since we understand the value of precious relics, like a decades or even centuries old chapel stained glass, we treat it with the corresponding respect. Choosing a company like Scottish Stained Glass is imperative to ensure quality craftsmanship and a long life for your windows. Properly constructed or restored stained glass window will last 80-100 years before needing more attention. We have 25 years of experience in the stained glass vocation and we are a stained glass contractor you can trust. For more information on custom or restored stained glass contact us today!

The Glorious History Of Stained Glass Windows

Posted January 11th, 2017 by Martin Faith

Stained glass is an art form and an old one at that. While the exact origins of stained glass are not illuminated from historical texts, we can be sure that an archaic form of stained glass was in use by the 6th century. As with many pieces of artwork, stained and leaded were a direct result of a need for function rather than a desire for artwork. We can deduct that stained glass was come upon gradually when the making of glass was still in its infancy. Larger pieces of glass were hard to stabilize. In an effort to fit bigger pieces of glass in larger windows, and keep them secured, first holes were bored in wood and filled with glass bits, then rustic frames were constructed and eventually lattice and leading similar to what we see today began making an appearance. By the ninth century, glass on the windows of architectural structures had been well refined and used quite frequently. At the same time, lead strips used to join panels of glass became very popular. The earliest surviving examples are fragments from: Kloster Lorsch in Germany (9th century) “The Head Of Christ” And The Augsburg Cathedral (late 11th C. or early 12th C.) “Five Prophets Windows” Since the time of these beautiful, but crude early creations, the art of stained glass has incrementally become more sophisticated. Old gothic techniques were blended with new glass pigment breakthroughs and more and more stunning pieces popped up not only in Europe but in the middle east on mosques as well. Century after century saw new advances and more increasingly majestic works of stained and leaded glass artwork. Eventually, stained glass making turned into a form of painting on the glass itself as if it were a fresco and we see the “stained glass” of the fifteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as more painterly imagery. However, with the advent of the Gothic Revival Period in the 1840’s there was a rediscovery of the Gothic process for blowing sheet glass which fortunately had been carefully documented. Stained glass similar to the very old stye of construction began resurging. The newly discovered “old” tradition is seen often in the Victorian period and continues today with use by relatively recent architects including Antonio Gaudi, Charles Mackintosh and Frank Loyd Wright. At Scottish Stained Glass we are proud to carry on the long and glorious stained glass craftwork. Although the techinques and materials have changed quite a bit since those early days, the desire to make something beautiful and lasting never go out of style. If you are looking for a stained glass window to become and instant heirloom in your house, contact us today!

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