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Arts & Crafts : Stained Glass, Glass Art

Exploring Stained Glass and Other Expressions of Glass Art

Stained glass is a beautiful art form made by cutting colored glass pieces and assembling them into patterns or objects. Within this collection of stained glass and glass art resources you'll find Web sites that explain the history of stained glass, the glass art process; and those that share free tips, techniques, projects, patterns, and tutorials for your creative stained glass projects.

Featured How-to Glass Art Websources

Stained Glass Photography
This award-winning site features a unique collection of very high quality images of stained glass windows by a range of artists and makers including such greats as Tiffany, La Farge, William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones and Henry Holiday. Much of this work is relatively inaccessible or in remote locations and most of it has never before been photographed in this detail.

The pictures range from entire windows to close-ups of minute details which makes the site an excellent resource for students of art and stained glass-making as well as those who simply want to be inspired by viewing these works.

Everything Stained Glass
Quality information on how to make stained glass, including glass painting and glass etching with visitors' gallery, top tips, glass artist profiles and expert advice on buying stained glass tools. Special topics include: glass painting, stained glass panels, church stained glass windows, and stained glass tools.

Michelli's History of Stained Glass
A historical collection of stained glass sites. Learn about how glass is made, flashed glass, black enamel paint, silver stained, etched glass, painted glass, and restoration glass. Glass topics include Tiffany, cathedral, drapery, Dalle de Verre, floating, and opalescent.

Aanraku Stained Glass
Free patterns, tutorials, and frequently asked questions. Tutorial on framing a stained glass panel and several downloadable PDF patterns for American Flags, flying pigs, praying mantis, and Eagle flag.

Art Glass World
Free printable stained glass patterns including: mirror pattern, coasters, sun catchers, holiday lamp, mosaic tile, windows, box, and panels.

Carmen's Glass Creations
A resourceful site with hints, tips, instructions, and free patterns for stained glass, mobiles, sun catchers, and glass engraving. Patterns include praying hands, King Tut, and umbrellas.

Delphi Stained Glass
A stained glass, mosaics, hot glass, and jewelry resource. Visit their Info Center to learn tips and techniques for jewelry bead making basics, fusing glass, wire wrapping, stained glass basics, lamps, tips, and techniques.

Paned Expressions Studios
Fine art in stained glass. Free pattern archive with beautiful templates you can download for over 20 projects. Includes Tiffany floral, flowers, birds, swans, hummingbird, turtle, mirror, and roses.