Using Stained Glass for Privacy in your Fort Collins Condo

Posted December 13th, 2019 by ssgadmin
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Are you tired of not having enough privacy in your home? Maybe you just moved into a new condo. Or perhaps you’re sick of dusting the blinds or drapes hanging over your windows. Either way, you need a new privacy solution. And we’ve got one: stained glass.

We know, that’s probably not the answer you were expecting to hear. But it’s true. Adding stained glass to your Fort Collins condo is a great way to create privacy. And the newer, more modern designs are stunning. Here are a few of our favorite privacy solutions for condos.

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How Does Stained Glass Get Its Color?

Posted December 11th, 2019 by ssgadmin
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Have you ever looked up and a stained glass window and stared at it, amazed by its beauty? While the intricate details and designs are indeed beautiful and admirable, the colors are a main part of what makes stained glass so stunning. But how are these colors made? Let’s find out!

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Understanding The Symbolism of Church Stained Glass

Posted December 11th, 2019 by ssgadmin

Stained glass is a lovely artform as anyone who goes to church or lives in a Fort Collins home that has it knows. The way it refracts the light is simply gorgeous and for believers, it can be downright ethereal.  In ways that have what contributed to the success of stained glass from the very start. It was beautiful but significant on a spiritual level as well.  This goes for the colors on stained glass as well. While these colors, of course, made up the overall artistic look in a stained glass window–they also meant something spiritually to those viewing.  For the poor this often meant understanding the text of the gospel they couldn’t read. For the rich–these colors reflected a way to live a better life. Read below to find out what each color stood for to both.

Stained glass colors symbolism

Red: As a representation of the blood of Christ this color often indicated strong emotions.  Things like love or hate were commonly associated with this color in stained glass. Also suffering and sacrifice from both Jesus and the martyred saints.

Blue: This color often symbolized heaven.  As such it also translated to representing hope, sincerity, and piety. The Virgin Mary is often seen wearing blue as a result.

Green: As the color of grass and nature green is an indication of spring and growth.  It accordingly represents rebirth, life and life over death in stained glass. It can also be a symbol of faith, immortality, and contemplation.

Yellow: Sometimes this color symbolizes treachery like that of Judas.  However, it is more common to see it used as the halo of saints and the Gates of Heaven.  In this context, it symbolizes divinity, power, and glory.

These are the colors most seen and stained glass in churches.  Next time you see a stained glass window hopefully you will have more insight into what the artwork means below the surface.  For more information on church stained glass contact us Scottish Stained Glass in Fort Collins today!

Beautiful Examples of Stained Glass to Visit In Europe

Posted December 11th, 2019 by ssgadmin

Planning a trip to Europe to soak in some culture? Good for you! Being the company of a European area immigrant we absolutely adore the stained glass culture abroad that so greatly influences our work. And while we may be a little partial to Scottish works of stained glass art–it’s also very true that there is stellar stained glass across the world and all over Europe. So, if you happen to be traveling to any of the locations below, be sure to check out some of the most notable stained glass in the area.

Germany

The Augsburg Cathedral: Romanesque church built in the late 11th Century these windows are one of the oldest examples in situ are. Containing portraits of Moses, Daniel and other biblical figures prophets are elegantly depicted surrounded by marvelous marble borders.

 

France

Christ of Wissembourg: Another example of ancient stained glass this work of art was also constructed in the late 11th Century. While not the same type of beautiful as towering cathedral stained glass–the rich history makes it well worth seeing.  A perfect example of why stained glass is often referred to as the “poor man’s bible” This striking portrait of Christ likely came from a Benedictine abbey in the north of Alsace and was likely used to tell the story of Christ’s love. However, it now sits in a museum to help preserve it for future generations.

Spain

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona: This stunning work by architect Antoni Gaudí, dominates the Barcelona skyline–in a good way. It is a breath of fresh air in its light contemporary style and contains a glorious rainbow of abstract stained-glass windows. Still incomplete, the windows are in their final stage of construction and due to be completed by 2026, exactly a century after Gaudí’s death.

 

 

We love and appreciate stained glass windows so much because we are stained glass artists ourselves. If these designs intrigued you and you are looking for your Houston home or church, contact us at Scottish Stained Glass in Houston today.

Stylish Ways to Add Stained Glass to Your Custom Home

Posted December 11th, 2019 by ssgadmin

When it comes to stained glass–nearly everybody’s minds goes to church. And of course, they do–stained glass is a somewhat ubiquitous feature on churches and chapels around the world. However, stained glass is something that goes well in many locations you may not have even imagined like restaurants, retail stores and, as outlined in this blog–custom homes. That’s right, stained glass is a fantastic way to take your home from plain to 100% your personality. You can use stained glass in any room and have nearly endless colors and styles to choose from! Read below about a couple of ways to add stained glass to your Denver custom home that really makes an impact and expresses your personal style at the same time.

Stained Glass Panels: Stained glass panels used to be something that customers came to us in order to get a personalized gift or sometimes a family crest. While this is a great application for stained glass–a stained glass panel can be so much more. Durable and able to be hung anywhere in your Denver custom home, you can get a modern stained glass panel to sit on an entire wall of your home–just look at the amazing entryway panel below!

 

Modern Stained Glass Designs: Stained glass has some fairly old and traditional roots. However, the designers of stained glass today are changing all that and really bringing some exciting things to the table. From Prairie Style throwback pieces that look as modern today as they did 80 years ago to totally new mixed material pieces–a stained glass renaissance is upon us! This means you are able to totally customize a stained glass accent window on your home to take it from cookie-cutter to custom!

Stained Glass Lighting: While stained glass lamp shades and lighting fixtures may seem a little outdated–the truth is, when done right they are truly ageless. Take for instance the Tiffany stained glass lampshade that recently sold at auction for 3 million dollars. This lampshade was over 80 years old and as relevant today as it was when it was created so long ago. Therefore, when considering custom lighting, don’t discount the power of an ageless art form used to make your Denver home truly custom.

For more information on custom stained glass creation in Denver be sure to reach out to us a Scottish Stained Glass in Denver today!

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