What Are The Different Types of Stained Glass?
You may not realize it but all stained glass windows are not created the same. In fact, there are copious techniques and styles, just within the one genre of stained glass. And, each technique used to create the stained glass for your Fort Worth home or church depends on which ones the artist you go to favors. But, most stained glass studios, like Fort Worth Stained Glass, are familiar with multiple techniques, so if you have a particular style you love they should be able to accommodate. Just be sure to take in photos or email them links to the looks you love so the artist can visualize the inspiration. Here at Fort Worth Stained Glass in Fort Worth, we have over 25 years of experience creating and recreating stained glass of nearly every style and most techniques. This means we can create exactly the stained glass piece you have in mind. Read below are just a few of our favorite ways to create the masterpieces we have a reputation for.
5 Incredible Stained Glass Techniques
- Bevels Stained Glass: A very popular style of stained glass because of the abundance of rich prismatic natural light these windows let in. It is the bevels of angled glass on every side that make the lovely refractions. These levels are created by grinding and polished on the topside edges of clear glass.
- Opalescent Stained Glass: First created by John Lafarge in 1879, opalescent glass was most notably used and perfected by the Tiffany stained glass studio. This glass is milky in appearance and involves two colors swirled together. Since no two pieces of glass are the same, this type of glass technique makes for one-of-a-kind creations.
- Leaded Stained Glass: This is one of the most traditional stained glass styles. Leaded glass makes up most of the finest and well known stained glass pieces of all time. It is called “leaded’ because the glass pieces are separated/connected by a line of lead caming.
- Color-Blocked Stained Glass: Color-blocked stained glass is a fantastic minimalist approach to stained glass design. Artists in this style use blocks of color to create lovely patterns with bold and bright hues. Color-blocked designs are beautiful and also very versatile since they can appear modern or vintage.
- Painted Stained Glass: This type of glass is lovely because it creates such depth on glass. It is also very durable because the shading color is painted on to glass pieces and then fired in a kiln. Once these artfully shaded pieces come together on a stained glass piece great detail can be achieved including human faces, animals, flora and more.
If any of these types of stained glass styles/techniques are something you would like for your Fort Worth home or church, contact us at Fort Worth Stained Glass to get more info. We would be happy to work with you on a stained glass masterpiece all your own! Also, we do repairs and restorations too!