Traditionally, blown glass pieces have been made with clear glass. The molten glass was gathered onto the end of a hollow pipe, and the artist would blow into the other end while using various tools to pull the glass into the desired shape. Modern artists have recognized the desire for...

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The worlds of reality and art have often been at odds, and many people have wondered over the years if artists understand all that people experience. While great tragedies and triumphs have been represented in many art forms, small tragedies and triumphs experienced by people seem to be unremarked by...

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When picturing stained glass art, windows have long been the standard used to display beauty in this art form. When Tiffany began selling stained glass art pieces that used copper, traditional stained glass took a giant step forward in the art world. The use of copper allowed artists to create...

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Computers and advanced technology have changed the working world in a variety of ways, and many offices have gone paperless. This is an important progression in technology, and there are few people who mourn the stacks of paper that used to adorn desks throughout the world. While it is nice...

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While it is always nice to have a beautiful view, many homes and offices are attached to other buildings. This means an entire wall will have no windows, and it can diminish the atmosphere of the room. New technology has made LED lights widely available, and creating a stained glass...

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Sand is a basic component of glass, and it contains metallic impurities that color the glass. While this is wonderful if the artist or manufacturer needs that color glass for their final product, it is often a problem. Artists long ago learned how to add metallic compounds and oxides to...

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While there are many admirers of ancient stained glass windows, people are discovering the current state of the art. A recent upswing in students who want to learn this ancient art has created a demand for glass studios, and they have continued to thrive in many areas. Modern glass studios offer classes, and they teach beginners as well as experienced artisans who want to learn new techniques. Many studios also supply students and local artists with the tools and supplies they need to create their own unique pieces.

As an ancient art, stained glass windows were often reserved for the homes of the very rich or religious buildings. This was mainly due to the high price of glass, and colored glass is still relatively expensive in today’s markets. Modern glass studios do have the ability to shop online for their supplies, and this helps keep the price down for finished pieces.