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!

A Closer Look at Medieval Stained Glass and Its Importance

Posted December 11th, 2019 by ssgadmin
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There is perhaps no type of stained glass more well-known than Medieval Stained Glass. The Medieval period was not only when stained glass reached its highest popularity, but also when it evolved the most.

Artists of this time developed valuable solutions that became forever important to the future of glassmaking. Without these crucial developments, stained glass windows as they are today would not exist. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at Medieval Stained Glass and its evolution.

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Stained Glass Privacy Solutions for Fort Worth Hotels

Posted December 9th, 2019 by ssgadmin

Fort Worth hotels are always on the lookout for better ways to accommodate their guests. In order to make your establishment a true home away from home, there are certain aspects that are important to focus on. Guest privacy is extremely important, making it key for any customer staying in your hotel. Whether you need better in-room privacy or would like to add a privacy feature to a common area inside your hotel, stained glass can help. Privacy stained glass offers incredible benefits that any hotel can take advantage of.

The Advantages of Privacy Stained Glass for Fort Worth Hotels

Privacy stained glass offers numerous advantages for hotels. It can act as a functional, effective privacy solution without sacrificing beauty or light. Unlike other privacy solutions, stained glass can enhance an area visually while still allowing an abundance of natural light into your hotel. Privacy feature walls can be a worthy ROI offering a stand-alone feature that can actually attract new guests and repeat ones. Privacy stained glass can embody pure elegance and art, acting as a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind backdrop for photo opportunities. This is perfect for hotels that host major events like weddings, graduations, and more. In-room privacy for bathrooms can also be achieved with stained glass features, providing a stunning, high-class stay for any guest.

Work with Fort Worth’s Leading Privacy Stained Glass Studio

Scottish Stained Glass is honored to be the leading privacy stained glass studio serving the Fort Worth area. We’ve humbled to have had the opportunity to create gorgeous privacy stained glass features for commercial properties across the nation. Create stunning, functional art that can enhance your hotel and really wow your guests. Privacy stained glass can help you address any privacy concerns you may have. Contact us today to start your custom privacy glass project!

Why Is Church Stained Glass Important to Restore?

Posted December 9th, 2019 by ssgadmin

Church stained glass can offer so many incredible benefits that go behind just antique value. With so many advantages that can come from a single stained glass feature, churches usually want to keep theirs in the best condition. Did you know that all stained glass requires restoration around the 75-year to 100-year mark? This is true of church stained glass as well, meaning you’ll want to be timely about your restorations before replacement is required.

The Advantages of Church Stained Glass Restoration in Dallas

  • Antique value: Antique value can considerably impact the overall value of your property. Antique stained glass that’s restored is worth an exponentially larger amount that unrestored stained glass. Maintaining antique value is a better investment, providing a higher appraisal value than new replacement stained glass windows.
  • Historical value: Historical value adds exposure for your church and community. It expands the demographic of individuals who may be interested in seeing your beautiful works of art. This tourist interest can help generate interest as well as revenue for your community.
  • Sentimental value: Individuals in your congregation often find inspiration, hope, and guidance through stained glass features. They easily become a family tradition that’s treasured by future generations. Stained glass can also bring people together, providing that shared sense of awe.
  • More cost-efficient: Restoration is often more affordable than replacement. The more proactive you are with restoration, the less expensive it should be. A full replacement has significant expenses and eliminates antique, historical, and sentimental value.

Work with Dallas’ Leading Church Stained Glass Restoration Experts

Scottish Stained Glass is honored to be the leading church stained glass restoration experts serving the Dallas area. Our industry-leading techniques can provide at least another century of beauty, ensuring future generations will be able to love them too. Contact us today regarding your restoration needs!

 

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