America’s Most Amazing Church Stained Glass Part 1: The Air Force Academy’s Cadet Chapel In Colorado Springs

Posted February 23rd, 2019 by ssgadmin

Church Stained Glass: An American Artform

Church stained glass is something ubiquitous to churches and American Churches are no different. This country has some of the most beautiful stained glass chapels, churches, mosques, and synagogue in the world. As church stained glass restoration experts, we have a deep appreciation for these churches and the breathtaking artform their windows embody. As such, we are profiling some of the most amazing pieces of religious stained glass across this great country, in hopes of showing just how rich, diverse and valuable to this nation’s religious and art history church stained glass windows are.

The Cadet Chapel at The Airforce Academy in Colorado Springs

Easily the most striking building in the entire campus and arguably all of Colorado, The Cadet Chapel at The Airforce Academy in Colorado Springs, is a wonder to behold. A masterpiece of church stained glass it has an incredible succession of 17 glass and aluminum spires — each composed of 100 tetrahedrons, which make up the entire enclosure of the entire ceiling. Each of these spire as it were, is adorned with panels of incredibly bold and glowing stained glass–giving way to a rainbow of ethereal light. enabling diffused light to enter the building. Although most known for the stained glass in it’s Protestant chapel, the Air Force Academy actually houses three chapels: Protestant, Jewish, and Catholic– each with unique and amazing stained glass in their respective chapels.

Church Stained Glass: An Art Form And Our Passion

The fact that the Air Force Academy has a diversity of stained glass from different faiths just goes to reinforce just how intertwined stained glass is to religious culture. Just another reason why we love stained glass as an art form. At Scottish Stained Glass In Colorado Springs, we are truly pleased that each day, we are doing our part to keep lovely stained glass windows, like these and others, intact for the next generation. As we restore and create new windows, we can only hope that one day, others will work to preserve our work too! For more information on church stained glass restoration here in Colorado Springs or around the country, contact Scottish Stained Glass today!

 

How to Choose a Stained Glass Studio for Your Fort Worth Church Project

Posted February 20th, 2019 by ssgadmin
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Today, churches often don’t know who to turn to when they need stained glass work. Many stained glass studios today don’t have experience working with antique stained glass and therefore aren’t able to perform the repairs required for a full restoration. Even churches who are looking for new stained glass windows may have a difficult time find a studio. Most of the stained glass produced today is mass-generated in factories. Very few studios actually create custom stained glass in Fort Worth.

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Breathtaking Stained Glass Designs for Fort Collins Churches

Posted February 20th, 2019 by ssgadmin

At one point in time, stained glass windows were used in churches as a way to share the messages in scripture with people who did not know how to read. At this point in time, a great deal of the world’s population was still illiterate so churches had to figure out a different way of sharing the stories and messages in religious texts. By painting scenes on stained glass windows, they were able to illuminate details that were expressed in text.

While this need no longer exists today, many modern churches in Fort Collins still choose to include stained glass in the architectural design of their building. By doing this, churches are continuing and honoring an age old tradition as well as creating privacy for their members. Stained glass windows make it difficult to see into a church from the outside. Yet unlike curtains and drapes, they provide this privacy without blocking out the sun. So stained glass windows today serve both an aesthetic and practical purpose in Fort Collins churches.

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Stained Glass Repair: What’s the Process for Colorado Springs Churches?

Posted February 20th, 2019 by ssgadmin
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While stained glass windows may appear to look fragile, they’re actually quite durable. Years of practice and advances in engineering, technology, and science have provided modern stained glass artists today with a wealth of knowledge for creating windows that are stronger and more durable than they ever have been in the past.

Yet, there are unfortunate situations that can cause damage to stained glass or initiate the process of deterioration. In these cases, stained glass repair in Colorado Springs may be necessary both for safety reasons as well as to prevent the window from degrading further.

Stained glass repair is an intensive process, but is also an investment well worth it. If a full restoration is conducted, the lifetime of the stained glass could be extended tremendously, allowing it to last decades longer than it otherwise would have. For this reason, many churches in Colorado Springs opt for stained glass repair, especially if the glass is historic or valuable to the church.

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Where to Add Stained Glass Windows to Your Kansas City Church

Posted February 16th, 2019 by ssgadmin
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Do you belong to a church that’s in the middle of remodeling or undergoing renovations? One change you should consider making is adding stained glass windows to your Kansas City church.

Stained glass windows are not only a traditional part of church design, but they also serve a practical purposes as well. Color and texture add visual interest to church interiors while also creating privacy without blocking light. By adding stained glass windows to your church, you can brighten up the interior and create an inviting, welcoming space.

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