History of Stained Glass2018-11-23T12:43:09+00:00

The History of Stained Glass

The traditional craft of stained glass has a long history.
It has been around for nearly a millenium with medieval artisans who combined superheated glass with metallic salts to create a brilliant range of hues.

Stained glass windows were first used by well to do Romans in their homes in the first century AD. Early examples of stained glass windows can also be found in some of the palaces and mosques in the Middle East.

Evidence of stained glass windows in churches and monasteries in Britain can be found as early as the 7th century. The purpose of stained glass windows in a church was both to enhance the beauty of their setting and to inform the viewer through narrative or symbolism.

I feel very humbled to carry on the tradition.