Exploring Modern Examples of Stained Glass Around the World

Posted November 1st, 2018 by ssgadmin

What Is Modern Stained Glass?

There are many ways stained glass can be styled, and artisans are getting more creative now than ever. Stained glass is an ancient art, with some of the oldest pieces being featured in Catholic churches, Victorian mansions, and palaces of Europe. Modern artists are combining the best features of traditional stained glass with a new twist to create delightful new pieces that could never before be imagined.

There are more ways to imagine stained glass for your Kansas City home, business, or church so it stands out whether it is located in River Market or Brookside. Take a look at some of these examples of modern stained glass from the New York Times and My Modern Met to inspire your next property update.

Modern Stained Glass for a Musem

The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision is a bold example of modern stained glass. Brightly colored stained glass covers almost the entirety of this example modern architecture, making it a hard-to-miss focal point in the city of Hilversum, in the Netherlands. In this behemoth work of stained glass, Dutch architects Willem Jan Neutelings and Michiel Riedijk critique of advertising and marketing, and reaffirm art for art’s sake.

Graphic Design Inspired Stained Glass

UK-based artist Flora Jamieson creates modern stained glass pieces inspired by graphic design, nature, organic forms, and geometry. She fuses her tastes which are more contemporary with the traditional art of stained glass to create colorful and cheery art like this one of birds and animals on a tree. Her favorite part of the stained glass crafting process is “selecting just the right tones and shades so that they sing out next to each other.”

See his Instagram here.

Modern Stained Glass in a Cathedral

These unique stained glass panels were created in 2009 by the late German artist Sigmar Polke for the Grossmünster Cathedral in Zürich. Unlike traditional stained glass, these decorative windows were created using thin slices of agate mosaics creating a colorful composition resembling geode crystals.

Scottish Stained Glass for Modern Stained Glass in Kansas City

Scottish Stained Glass is your go-to solution for stained glass not only Kansas City but the whole state of Kansas. We create custom stained glass works for residential, commercial, and religious properties. Scottish Stained Glass artisans have created over 10,000 custom pieces in a variety of styles from traditional stained glass to modern or contemporary stained glass. Contact us today if you have any questions or would like consultations for what might be the best fit for your building and tastes.

Why Stained Glass Lovers Should Add Sainte Chapelle To Their Paris Bucket List

Posted October 30th, 2018 by ssgadmin

Stained Glass For True Stained Glass Lovers

Included in the culture of Denver is an admiration of beauty and a unique appreciation for history paired with a compelling sense of wanderlust. A trip to Sainte Chapelle, located in the center of the Île de la Cité in Paris, may seem a sidestep just several minutes walk from Notre Dame. However, the unparalleled examples of the church stained glass housed in its upper chapel will mesmerize with the marriage of High-gothic architecture and the scintillating beauty of light-play. Tucked into the grounds of the Palais de Justice, and a short distance from the famed French flower markets, Sainte Chapelle houses the unique and awesome beauty of 13th-century stained glass commissioned by Louis IX. The religious traveler will no doubt be richly rewarded with a visit to one of the locations that solidified France as a hub for Christian pilgrimage. A French holiday for those piqued by history or art appreciation would not be complete without the gemstone light-filled chapel in Sainte Chapelle either. This is a must visit location for the sunshine-loving Coloradan.

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Stained Glass In Colorado

A perfect way to memorialize your trip of a lifetime would be to bring the unique beauty of Paris back to Denver. Building upon hundreds of years of technique, and perfecting their proficiency with more than 20 years of experience in religious, commercial and home stained glass design Scottish Stained Glass are masters of design, installation and restoration. The beautiful Rocky Mountain light streaming through a unique piece of stained glass can set your Colorado home apart. With the convenience of locations in Denver, Fort Collins and Colorado Springs which service the Front Range and beyond, bring beautiful old-world art into your distinctive home. For a personalized collaboration to bring the beauty of Sainte Chapelle, or a more contemporary or prairie-style glass piece to your bright Colorado home. Contact the master artisans at Scottish Stained Glass today!

From London to Iran: Stained Glass Masterpieces Around the World

Posted October 29th, 2018 by ssgadmin

Amazing Stained Glass World Wide

Whether you are a stained glass expert or just someone who enjoys the beauty and splendor of this unique art form, there are a few stained glass masterpieces around the world that shouldn’t be missed. If you have the ability to travel to any of these destinations, you won’t regret it, for the awe-inspiring beauty of stained glass windows awaits.

Who had the idea to paint in glass? No one knows for sure, but the process of coloring glass can be dated back to ancient Egypt. It wasn’t until the Middle Ages that stained glass developed as a major art form. Thankfully stained glass windows are durable, and thousands remain in tact for us to enjoy today, from London to Iran.

In London, be sure to check out Kings College Chapel, which is the chapel at King’s College in the University of Cambridge. The chapel is considered one of the best examples of late Perpendicular Gothic English architecture. The more than a dozen large stained glass windows were completed in the early 1500s by Flemish artisans and are some of the grandest in the world.

The Nasir al-Mulk Mosque is a 19th-century place of worship in Shiraz, Iran, that is a splendid example of Islamic architecture. Also known as the Pink Mosque, due to the prolific use of pink tiles in its interior design, Nasir al-Mulk features many colorful stained glass windows. If you are ever in Iran, be sure to add this mosque to your itinerary.

Scottish Stained Glass for Your Stained Glass Window Needs

In Fort Worth, Texas, we have many stained glass windows that add to the historic beauty of our city. For all your stained glass window needs, make sure to call Scottish Stained Glass. We are the Fort Worth stained glass window experts and have been designing, restoring, and repairing stained glass windows for years. Our passion for stained glass windows spans across the country and encompasses residential, religious, and commercial applications. We look forward to hearing from you.


Best Stained Glass Churches: The Ultimate Bucket List for Stained Glass Lovers

Posted October 29th, 2018 by ssgadmin

Beautiful Stained Glass Churches

Stained glass windows in churches all over the world have been capturing our attention for centuries. If you are a true stained glass lover, you are probably aware of the following churches that are renowned for their stained glass masterpieces. However, if you haven’t been to the following churches and cathedrals, start making your travel plans now.

Here are three of the best churches for stained glass that should be on every stained glass lover’s bucket list!

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Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland, is a large, Gothic Revival-style church built in 1870. The church features 11 Tiffany windows, in addition to several others. One of the famed stained glass windows created by Louis Comfort Tiffany is The Annunciation to the Shepherds. Tiffany used methods that had never been used before, like blending colors while the glass was still molten, producing a milky or opalescent effect. These stained glass windows must be seen in person to be truly appreciated.


There are many beautiful churches and cathedrals in Paris, but the Sainte-Chapelle, on Paris’s central Ile de la Cité, is a must-see for stained glass lovers. Sainte-Chapelle houses 15 tall stained glass windows which depict tales from the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. For the patrons of the Middle Ages, this was their only method of learning the Holy Scriptures.

Augsburg Cathedral is another church that should be on every stained glass lover’s bucket list. This Romanesque Church in Augsburg, Germany, in the heart of Bavaria, boasts stained glass portraits of Moses, Daniel and other Biblical figures that have withstood the test of time.

Church Stained Glass Design and Restoration In San Antonio

Church stained glass can be seen all over the world, and even in our city of San Antonio. At Scottish Stained Glass, we can take care of all your San Antonio stained glass needs. San Antonio is a vibrant city rich in art, history and culture and, as much as the architecture unique to San Antonio, the church stained glass is part of the city. Scottish Stained Glass has been restoring church stained glass in San Antonio for years, as well as helping San Antonio homeowners create one-of-a-kind stained glass masterpieces in their homes. Contact us to help you with your church stained glass.


Texas Churches That Stained Glass Enthusiasts will Love

Posted October 24th, 2018 by ssgadmin
texas church stained glass

Texas is home to some of the oldest and most beautiful churches in the country. Architectural styles have been influenced by southern culture, Roman Gothic styles of architecture, Art Deco styles, and famous architects such as O’Neil Ford and Nicholas Clayton.

Many of Texas churches, both old and modern, are home to stunning stained glass windows. Colorful and luminous, stained glass windows are often viewed as the soul of a church, opening up its inner walls to the heavens and the sky. For centuries, stained glass has held its prominence in religious settings and Texas churches are no exception, especially since some of the oldest churches are hundreds of years old.

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