Unlike common window glass, which is smooth, art glass seeks visual character through aesthetic imperfections. These characteristics mimic hand-made sheet glass of centuries past. They come in many forms, textural waves, striations, seeds (air bubbles) and a variety of other natural effects. Art glass achieves its personality through these peculiarities and no two pieces are ever identical.
The stained glass gallery has some of my favorite sites. If you're here to buy a gift ... there are plenty of places that have their art for sale. If you're looking for ideas, Keep in mind... You can take a hundred dollars worth of glass, a hundred hours of your time, and another artist's pattern, what do you get?..... Somebody else's design. Never copy another pattern.Tour the gallery for the pleasure of viewing some of the most beautiful pieces ever.
Katz-Messenger Stained Glass  Located in Arkansas with 30 years experience in residential, religious and commercial applications of stained glass. Nice photo of religeous restoration. These folks are true artists.
Glass Galleria Heirloom Gifts from Connecticut. This artist has a selection of frames, hand held mirrors, paperweights for your family heirlooms and more...Each item is hand made with a personnal touch.
Sea Wind Glass Stained Glass Art Woks This artist has a nice selection of unique and beautiful 3d sail boats in glass. The glass sails of these 3 masted replicas, from the days of yester year, have been slumped and look as if the wind is blowing through them. Stop in, you must see these beauties.
AmeriCaribbean Stained Glass Stained Glass from the florida keys. Visit their online catalog with a lovely selection of tropical birds,fish,and plant life.
Catch the Light Stained Glass  Stained Glass from Ontario Canada. Light catchers, 3d angels, boxes, humming birds, wood working.
Tashiro Stained & Leaded Glass Studio  From Tokyo Japan. Impressive gallery with 71 photos, terrariums and a technical room. His "how to" methods are are "his own" and a bit different.
Country stained glass  Minneapolis, MN. Nature & native american panels, logos,gifts.
Althouse Stained Glass Studio  Kutztown, PA. Take a trip to the past & present with traditional leaded glass windows, doors, side lights, church windows, & kitchen cabinet doors for your home.
Ambient Stained Glass  Nice selection of art & nature panels,modern leaded glass windows, doors, & a web ring.
Arte del vetro  Rome Italy. Beautiful collection of leaded windows. Excellent "how to" class in italian (take it to an on line translator). This site is still under construction but worth a look.
Animal sculptures & Stained glass lamps  Indiana. Very unique and interesting lamps, gifts. These no doubt take hundreds of hours to make.
Powell Brothers & Sons  This place is loaded with photos. Leaded glass, dalle de verre, sculptures, church windows, beveled glass, fantasy glass, lamp shades, boxes.
Windseye Kaleidoscopes  Fairfied Bay, Arkansas. Many types of kaleidoscopes.... check out the interior view of the star light scope.
Kaleidoscope Heaven  Charleston, Il. Have information about scopes, dealers, artist with lots o links
The Glass Shack  Dogs in glass. Suncatchers, stepping stones... Pick your breed.
Fuzzy Faces  More dogs in glass....Pick your breed.
Eclectic Reflections  Lamps, Lamps, and more lamps, business card holders, candle holders, gifts
Stained Glass Creations A nice selection of Tiffany to contemporary panels, fire place screens and mirrors.
Bobbie's Stained Glass Easter and Christmas suncatchers, an assortment of Angels and little teddy bears
Questions, concerns,or comments.
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