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Terms to Know for Stained and Leaded Glass

Stained or leaded glass is often used for decorative purposes, like elaborate window patterns in churches. The thicker glass can also be used to create decanters, artwork, and other designs. When these product are used, they take a great deal of time and preparation on behalf of the artist. For those that are interested in finding out more information about painted or stained glass, try checking into some of the terms below.

  • Lead Came And Copper Foil Glasswork - This phrase describes the process of cutting and assembling stained glass into special designs. The lead or copper foil is used as a divider between the painted pieces, allowing for two or three dimensional works. These colored designs are most commonly found in religious establishments, old Victorians, antique doors, and other structures.
  • Metallic Salt - These are salts that are produced by adding certain minerals to the ionic compound. Different minerals will result in different colors. When added to melted glass, they produce the color found in the stained panels used.
  • Potash - This term refers to a variety of salts that contain potassium within them. They can be added to glass when it is being melted and formed, adding a crystal-like quality to it.
  • Beveled - This type of glass is made when an artist takes a thick piece of the material, and adjusts it to an angled surface around the outer edges. Most commonly used in mirrors, windows and doors.
  • Crown Glass - This material is hand-blown, and is created by hand blowing air bubbles into the molten material, then spinning it, and cutting it into shapes.
  • Flashed Glass - This is red glass that is made from a special method, to achieve visibility, while still maintaining architectural thickness.
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    Milestone Glass Creations
    350 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY 14607
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    (585) 288-7830
     
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    Dan's Crafts & Things
    352 Empire Blvd, Rochester, NY 14609
    Dan's Crafts & Things offers toys, crafts, puzzles, art supplies, and radio controlled cars-planes-boats-helicopters. Call us for more information.
    (585) 482-7850
    Glass Formations
    1130 Macedon Center Rd, Macedon, NY 14502
    (315) 986-9278
    Gong Glass Works
    42 Parkview Dr, Rochester, NY 14625
    (585) 288-5520
    Godfrey Muller Studios
    1115 E Main St Unit 17, Rochester, NY 14609
    (585) 482-0251
    Leaded Glass Art
    39 Woodmont Rd, Rochester, NY 14620
    (585) 473-8390
    Pike Stained Glass Studio Inc
    180 Saint Paul St Apt 203, Rochester, NY 14604
    (585) 546-7570
    Classical Glass
    5 Owen St, Rochester, NY 14615
    (585) 254-5506
    Histoncal Restorations Foundation
    14315 Martville Rd, Martville, NY 13111
    (315) 564-5058
    Serviente Glass Studios
    201 E Tompkins St, Ithaca, NY 14850
    (607) 277-7770
    Camillus Kayak
    24 Main St, Camillus, NY 13031
    (315) 672-8439
    Camillus Stained Glass
    25 Main St, Camillus, NY 13031
    (315) 672-5520
    Jerome Durr Studio
    206 Marcellus St, Syracuse, NY 13204
    (315) 428-1322
    Brennan Stained Glass Studio Inc
    1288 W Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13204
    (315) 466-4010
    Brennan Stained Glass Studio Inc
    215 N State St, Syracuse, NY 13203
    (315) 466-4010


    Stained and leaded glass can make a beautiful decorative addition to any window or door. They have many advantages besides aesthetics. For one, they let in some light but provide a shading feature as well. They can also provide a cultural or religious significance as well, such as within a church. Stained and leaded glass manufacturers make these items, in addition to panel glass, beveled glass, lamps, and sidelight windows. Many offer custom products as well, to fit irregular window and door spaces. The colors within stained and leaded glass can be vibrant or muted, depending on the purpose and style of the home or other building. These products have an art deco feel, and can be modern but yet feature a touch of Victorian elements. So who are the typical customers of such manufacturers? Churches, schools, antique dealers, contractors, and designers all require the services of stained glass supply providers. Since stained glass can provide an artsy design both in terms of appearance and pattern, they are often used in homes, offices, and other structures. It doesn't come cheap, though. Prices vary by company, depending on the size of the window or door, and the intricacy of the design. The use of stained glass can be seen throughout history. It began centuries ago primarily as a Christian art form used in cathedrals throughout Europe. Early glass artists were apparently inspired by tile mosaics, and utilized a lead framework, rather than gold. Today, one can't walk into a church without seeing stained glass windows and panels, a hallmark of religion that began many years ago. In terms of repair, consumers can head to the Internet or their local library to read up on how to guides and refinishing manuals, especially when in the midst of a renovation.
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