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    Custom Stained Glass Installation Benefits for Fort Collins Temples and Churches

Custom Stained Glass Installation Benefits for Fort Collins Temples and Churches

Houses of worship have traditionally used stained glass for many reasons. From teaching the illiterate about biblical passages to maintaining sunlight exposure and aesthetic purposes, stained glass has always been a significant part of any church. For new builds and historic churches alike, considering custom stained glass is always a great investment. In addition to heightened property value, religious stained glass provides numerous benefits for your congregation and community.
Advantages of Custom Stained Glass for Your Fort Collins Temple or Church
Custom stained glass offers a great way to present what’s important to your flock. Portray inspirational religious figures, biblical quotes, meaningful colors, and much more with stained glass! Create eye-catching designs that light up whenever the sun hits your windows for that beautiful glow. Stained glass is also quite functional offering seclusion for your congregation while they focus on service or individual prayer. By blocking unwanted views without obstructing sunlight, lighting bills are also lowered as a result. Incredible custom stained glass designs are often coveted by churches since they can quickly become an attraction in themselves. Custom stained glass can attract new congregation members, tourists, as well as help retain members.

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Custom Stained Glass Design Process for Fort Collins Temples and Churches
Finding the right stained glass studio can make all the difference for custom religious stained glass. The price shouldn’t vary much from contractor to contractor due to consistency in glass and supplies, making finding the right artist first priority. Our team will work directly with your stained glass committee in order to brainstorm designs as well as hand sketch any ideas you already have. Through numerous sessions and CAD-assisted [...]

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    What Do The Stained Glass Windows On Your Fort Collins Church Signify?

What Do The Stained Glass Windows On Your Fort Collins Church Signify?

Stained Glass And Its Symbolic Meanings
We are lucky enough here in Fort Collins, to have quite a bit of lovely stained glass. All around our wonderful city, churches, and chapels large and small, have some of the most outstanding stained glass in the country to grace our houses of God. But, what many people may not know is–stained glass here in Fort Collins and around the world actually has extremely deep meaning in its symbols and colors. In fact, most stained glass on churches is symbolic of other deeper spiritual concepts. So, besides being awe-inspiring, stained glass has meaning too. If you want to understand what the stained glass in your Fort Collins church represents, read below to find out more.
Why Symbols And Colors Were Used On Stained Glass
In churches here in Fort Collins, and around the world too, the symbols on wood carvings, tapestries and stained glass have meaning. While stained glass windows were made to be magnificent, they also had a dual purpose as an education tool. In the Gothic times, poor people were unable to read, so the churches by using pictures, symbols, and colors, were able to educate the commoners by using stained glass much like a picture book. In fact, stained glass windows were called “ The Bible of the Poor” due to the fact they were so heavily involved in instructing illiterate peasants. However, even after reading became the norm, these symbols, and colors, already established in their meaning, continued until this day to be used to convey specific spiritual messages.
Common Stained Glass Symbols And Colors And Their Meaning
Jesus:  Lifelike images, crosses, lambs, shepherds

The Holy Spirit: flames, winds, a white dove

The Saints: a [...]

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    The History of Stained Glass: From Early Beginnings to Present Day Fort Collins

The History of Stained Glass: From Early Beginnings to Present Day Fort Collins

Today, stained glass windows are very common place in churches, temples, and other religious buildings. And some people even choose to add stained glass to their home for privacy reasons. But have you ever wondered where stained glass windows came from? After all, what inspired artists to begin creating windows out of colored glass? And how did a tradition that gained popularity in Europe make its way to Fort Collins, where stained glass can be seen today?
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    Address Privacy Needs in Fort Collins Homes with Leaded Glass

Address Privacy Needs in Fort Collins Homes with Leaded Glass

Fort Collins is filled with some beautiful, eclectic homes that bring warmth throughout the differing neighborhoods. Many of these homes were built within close proximity to their neighbors, leading to privacy concerns that are common within many communities in our nation. In order to maintain that unique charm that many of these homes possess, window coverings should be avoided. Window coverings are great for privacy, but they take away from the aesthetic of your home while dimming light transmissions. Leaded glass offers the best privacy solution that will actually enhance that eclectic feel so may homeowners cherish.
Leaded Glass Advantages for Fort Collins Homes
Leaded glass is a type of stained glass that differs from traditional stained glass due to its clear appearance. With numerous different textures, leaded glass effectively addresses privacy while allowing homeowners to customize their exact design. Leaded glass provides a more contemporary approach to stained glass that allows an abundance of natural sunlight into your home. With gorgeous custom bevels and unique accents, homeowners can create everything from simplistic designs to intricate, detailed stained glass windows. Leaded glass is perfect for obstructing unwanted views into your home from nosy neighbors and strangers passing by. By adding leaded glass to your home, you can achieve built-in, permanent art that’s both beautiful and functional. Accomplish that beautiful, grand, custom look with custom leaded glass.
Leaded Glass Design Process for Your Fort Collins Home
Work with our custom design team to create the stained glass feature of your dreams! One of our lead stained glass artisans is happy to sit down with you in order to hand-sketch your custom creation. Our portfolio has over 80,000 completed, custom stained glass windows that can provide [...]

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    Churches With Restored Stained Glass That Are A Must See For Stained Glass Lovers

Churches With Restored Stained Glass That Are A Must See For Stained Glass Lovers

Restored Churches Review: First Congregational Church
Across the USA there are a number of churches with simply astounding stained glass. One part of the US that as quite a bit of vintage churches and stained glass is New England. of the For example, The First Congregational Church in Greenwich, CT is home to some of the best stained glass window in the country. The stained glass housed in this chapel is fantastic and the result of a restoration that took place back in 2008 and 2009. Their stained glass windows are as numerous as they are marvelous and great examples of work by numerous artists such as J&R Lamb Studios, Helen Sickles Hull and Marguerite Gaudin on top of that. As admirers of church stained glass and impressive restorations ourselves, we, at Fort Collins Stained Glass, have taken the time to begin highlighting some of the most lovely, restored stained glass windows in the USA for our readers. Read below to enjoy the lovely work housed in The First Congregation gorgeous church which is also available online in their virtual stained glass window tour on their website!
Chancel Stained Glass Window
Designed and made by Willet Studios in 1960 this stained glass window is not only beautiful but inspirational. Beyond the fact that this window comes alive with gold highlights in the evening as the sun is setting is the fact that this window’s intricate imagery represents all sorts of spiritual icons and events from Palm Sunday to ash Wednesday and from Pentecost to all four gospel saints: Matthew, Mark, Luke, And John.
Tower Room Stained Glass Window
One window that stands out in originality is the Tower Entrance window pictured above. The delicate [...]

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    3 Reasons Your Should Add Visiting Sainte-Chapelle to Your Paris Bucket List

3 Reasons Your Should Add Visiting Sainte-Chapelle to Your Paris Bucket List

If you’re planning on visiting Paris, there are some must-sees that you absolutely have to add to your itinerary. The Eiffel Tower, of course, is a must for every Paris trip. And of course the Louvre Museum and the Arc de Triomphe are also destinations that should be included in every first time visit to Paris. Paris is full of beautiful architecture, history, and amazing art. It can be hard to see everything you want in one trip, which is why it’s important to prioritize. That’s why the stained glass at Sainte-Chapelle should absolutely be on your Paris bucket list. Not only is the Sainte-Chapelle one of the most incredible examples of Roman Gothic architecture in the world, but it’s also a place full of beauty and history.
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    To Keep or Replace: A Closer Look at the Value of Stained Glass in Fort Collins Historic Homes

To Keep or Replace: A Closer Look at the Value of Stained Glass in Fort Collins Historic Homes

Many Fort Collins homeowners are drawn to the historic houses laced throughout the Fort Collins area. These historic houses feature that undeniable character that just can’t be recreated in newer construction homes. All these little details range from timeless crown molding to elegant built-ins. Stained glass windows that are original to the home also offer that unique character that many buyers are looking for. For owners of historic homes, taking a closer look at the value of their stained glass can help decide whether or not they should be restored or replaced.
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    From London to Iran: Stained Glass Masterpieces Around the World

From London to Iran: Stained Glass Masterpieces Around the World

The Lovely Stained Glass Of The World
When was the last time a beautiful piece of art truly impressed you? In this modern era where our senses are oversaturated with digital media,  fine art can seem hard to come by. However, we still have some of the great masterpieces of days gone by in the form of stained glass windows to enjoy. Dating as far back as the Middle Ages, stained glass windows have endured through the centuries in churches, cathedrals, and mosques, leaving behind stories – the stories they were depicting of kings, heroes, and Biblical characters, yes, but also the stories of their artists.

 

Two of the most notable structures containing stained glass masterpieces around the world are in the heart of London at Kings College Chapel and in another part of the world, at The Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, a 19th-century mosque in Shiraz, Iran. They represent different people, religions, and places of worship; however, both buildings have something in common – their magnificent stained glass windows that tourists travel far and wide to view. Of course, there are many other countries that have a plethora of churches with stained glass windows. But Nasir al-Mulk and Kings College Chapel house some of the most breathtaking glass in the world. Don’t neglect to add these two religious institutions to your stained glass window bucket list.

 

Fort Collins Stained Glass Windows by Scottish Stained Glass

When you think of stained glass windows, you probably think of churches and cathedrals around the world. But did you know we have some stained glass masterpieces right here in our own backyard in Fort Collins? Fort Collins Stained Glass, a local branch of Scottish Stained Glass is the expert in [...]

Exploring Beautiful Stained Glass Churches in Singapore

For stained glass enthusiasts and art lovers, there are so many interesting stained glass masterpieces that are located throughout the world. Finding a gorgeous, inspiring stained glass window can definitely fuel a passion or hobby since there are so many of them. When thinking of stained glass, people often think of Europe, perhaps a few places in the Middle East, and the southern states of the United States. Many people don’t consider Asia to be home to noteworthy stained glass, but did you know that Singapore actually has a unique, beautiful collection of stained glass windows?
Beautiful Examples of Stained Glass in Singapore Churches
Church of Saint Francis Xavier was built in 1959 and renovated in 2000. This church has large, eye-catching stained glass features with bold colors that capture biblical narrative and portray abstract scenery. The touch of nature the stained glass brings into the church is definitely captivating especially when the sun hits it just right. The Church of Saints Peter and Paul is one of the oldest Catholic churches found in Singapore– the stained glass windows are housed within the main sanctuary featuring important biblical figures. The Church of Saint Teresa was built in 1927 and is noted for its Romano-Byzantine style with gorgeous arches and domes. With imported Parisian stained glass, the bright, white church is paired with colorful religious stained glass panels.

Taking Inspiration from Singapore Churches for Your Fort Collins Stained Glass Project
Fort Collins churches, chapels, cathedrals, and other houses of worship can take note of the modern usage of religious stained glass found in Singapore churches. Creating the right custom stained glass windows for your house of worship can improve privacy, the worshipping process, property value, and [...]

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    Lovely Stained Glass Finish Options For Your Grand Junction Church Or Chapel

Lovely Stained Glass Finish Options For Your Grand Junction Church Or Chapel

Stained Glass Style Choices For Your Grand Junction Church
If you are thinking about adding stained glass to your Grand Junction Church or even restoring the existing stained glass you likely have almost no idea where to start. As you probably already know, stained glass styles and restoration processes are not exactly common knowledge. After all, no “regular Joe” knows very much about such an old tradition like church stained glass. The good news is, there are actually many options for types of stained glass out there and here at Fort Collins Stained Glass, it is our business to know about them. We can help you sort through your options and frankly, it is something we just love to inform people about. Read below for some fantastic ideas for stained glass to adorn your Grand Junction church and enchant parishioners of your Grand Junction church for generations to come.
Stained Glass Style Choices For Chapels And Churches In Grand Junction
Opalescent Glass

Opalescent glass is glass with colors into it. Typically two to five that are used in the process giving the glass depth and lovely one-of-a-kind combinations. Plus no two pieces are alike! This type of glass treatment is on white opaque glass usually so you cannot see through the final product, making it perfect for areas where you want diffused light–like entryways.

Cathedral Glass

This type of stained glass is see-through and typically only one color. It has incredible clarity and is wonderful for creating large geometric type patterns that are ethereal and striking. As the name implies this type of glass is often used in cathedral windows but is also a gorgeous option for symbols, and memorial plates too!

Hand-Stained Glass

Hand-stained glass, is stained/painted by [...]