FARGO – With 26 years of experience making stained glass, the medium is as much a part of his surroundings for Robert J. Larson as it is to his wife, an ELCA minister.
So when he and Ann Newgard-Larson designed their home, they incorporated his works in a way that would creatively color their space.
Read more at: INFORUM | Fargo, ND.
Designing your own stained glass pattern is extremely satisfying, as the end result is 100% your own creation. It is well worth the time and effort to do so, but there are a few creative and practical things to consider when designing with stained glass.
Watch the video link to hear how to design a stained glass pattern that is a work of art!
Read more at: GeekyGlass.
Working out some firings to make things easier for you…
Here’s Slumpy’s 6″ diameter SM473 Top-Hat Candle mold (retail-$23.99). It posed a bit of a challenge because the sides are vertical and glass doesn’t like to fall/slump straight down that easily.
One of the things we get worked up about is all the misinformation about glass cutter lubricants. So much so that we feel compelled to rerun this blog entry;
It was a Canadian who discovered kerosene and invented the kerosene lamp. Dr. Abraham Gesner showed off his invention in 1846 on Prince Edward Island (how do you think he figured out where he was? He could finally see the map). He named it by putting the Greek word for wax, keros with the shape of his belly button, ene (not an oute).
Read more at: Diary of a Demented Stained Glass Store Owner.
There’s no question that Dolly Wolf dreams in color. The owner of D&L Stained Glass often gets her best ideas for projects and workshops at 3 a.m., she says. Her passion for color began as a little girl eyeing the Tiffany lamps on display at the antique show in Madison Square Garden and now has turned into a lifelong career as a stained glass artist, teacher and business owner.
Read more at: floridatoday.com.
A giant metallic “orb” displaying medieval stained glass has been unveiled to visitors at York Minster.
The orb, which is 33ft 10m wide and 10ft 3m tall, is a new gallery reflecting the restoration of the Minsters Great East Window.
Inside, visitors can see five newly-conserved glass panels from the window.
Canon Glyn Webster, acting dean of York Minster, said people would be able to see for the first time the windows “rich colour and artistry”.
Read more at: BBC News.
All this choice [of 6x6 glass squares], for a lousy 5 bucks shipped anywhere in Canada, and Mikey’s not proud- he’ll ship one piece or 400 for the same lousy 5 bucks!
See more at: Diary of a Demented Stained Glass Store Owner.
Tony Stark is only as tough as he is because of his Iron Man armor. That’s why it’s made out of space age material, not glass. If you want to see the Iron Man armor made from glass, here it is. Sneeze wrong and it all shatters like Tony Stark’s sobriety.
Read more at: technabob.
Aproverbial struggling artist in the ’70s, Oahu resident James Erickson jericksonstudios.com eked out his creative niche, selling his pre-made stained glass windows at fairs. Forty years later, he’s proud to be among the small percentage of artists who subsist – meagerly, but consistently – solely on their art.
His recent commissioned work includes a window depicting Saint Damien and Mother Marianne Cope, who both achieved sainthood for their work in Kalaupapa – Mother Marianne having just been canonized by the Catholic Church Oct. 21 in grand ceremony at the Vatican. The window, which also features a maile lei – symbolic of love, generosity and compassion – and a view of Kalaupapa, is housed at the Damien and Marianne of Molokai Heritage Center on Oahu.
Read more at: MidWeek Kauai.