Religious & Church Stained Glass

New Church Stained Glass Project: St. Edward’s Church

We’re excited to announce the recent completion of our newest church stained glass project over in Pennsylvania. St. Edward’s Church was interested in finding the right studio to create a memorial piece in order to pay tribute to their pastor that had passed. They wanted to replace the existing large window in their main observatory that overlooked the main street so they could conceal it during service. After interviewing several different artists and studios, they decided to choose our studio for their project.
The Custom Church Stained Glass Process for St. Edward’s Church
Since this took place over the pandemic, much of the design process relied on online technology. We created different versions of the tree of life for the church to review. During the design review process, we picked up on something Father Rick mentioned – he was interested in designing another piece someday with his favorite Biblical teaching, Jesus on the Sea of Galilee. We wanted to create an iteration of this and decided to present it to the church. They fell in love with design and had it funded by donors. We achieved a three-dimensional look through painting and added a bit of diversity among the other figures that were with Jesus. We also wanted to symbolize the calm after the storm through the depiction of calm waters. Despite some installation challenges, we successfully created this larger-than-life piece.
Work With Fort Collins’ Number One Custom Church Stained Glass Expert
Fort Collins Stained Glass is honored to be the number one custom church stained glass expert serving the state of Colorado and the rest of the nation. We’re humbled to have had this opportunity to create such a special commemorative piece. Once [...]

By |September 9th, 2022|Aggrigate, Religious & Church Stained Glass|Comments Off on New Church Stained Glass Project: St. Edward’s Church|

Our Top 5 Favorite Churches in Colorado with Stained Glass

Old churches are rich in history and character. In the past, many churches served as a focal point and gathering spot for community events. For this reason, many cities developed around churches. We have some of the most beautiful churches in the country right here in Colorado! Many of these churches contain stunning features like vaulted roofs, finely carved pillars, and beautiful stained glass.  Below, we’ve shared our list of five of the best churches in Colorado with stained glass windows. 
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Why Is There Stained Glass in Churches?

Stained glass windows are by far one of the most fascinating features of religious architecture. Almost immediately, when we walk into a church with stained glass, our eyes are drawn to the beautiful colors back light by the sun. The elegant designs and hand-painted details in stained glass are so small and precise. And the artisans that create them labor over them for hours, working like surgeons to make sure that every line, shape, and hue is perfect. One can only imagine the skill and patience it takes to do something like that. Stained glass is unbelievably beautiful. But have you ever wondered where it came from? And how did it come to be such an important and common part of churches? In this article, we’ll take a look at the history of stained glass windows in churches and their purpose.
By |August 15th, 2019|Religious & Church Stained Glass|Comments Off on Why Is There Stained Glass in Churches?|
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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 [...]

By |March 6th, 2019|Aggrigate, Religious & Church Stained Glass|Comments Off on Custom Stained Glass Installation Benefits for Fort Collins Temples and Churches|
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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.
By |November 3rd, 2018|Religious & Church Stained Glass|Comments Off on 3 Reasons Your Should Add Visiting Sainte-Chapelle to Your Paris Bucket List|

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 [...]

By |October 5th, 2018|Aggrigate, Custom Stained Glass, Religious & Church Stained Glass|Comments Off on Exploring Beautiful Stained Glass Churches in Singapore|
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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 [...]

By |September 18th, 2018|Aggrigate, Religious & Church Stained Glass|Comments Off on Lovely Stained Glass Finish Options For Your Grand Junction Church Or Chapel|
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    Great Church Stained Glass of Colorado: First United Methodist Church

Great Church Stained Glass of Colorado: First United Methodist Church

The history of stained glass dates as far back as early Egyptian times when it was first used to create beads for necklaces and bracelets. The art became widely popularized during ancient Roman times when it was installed in the homes of wealthy families. And perhaps the most famous examples of stained glass known today is the artwork that resides in various churches, temples, and religious sites around the world. But did you know that our beloved city also has some beautiful stained glass windows in its churches? This is the first article in a series that will be dedicated to highlighting the beautiful religious stained glass in Fort Collins, Colorado churches.
By |November 8th, 2016|Religious & Church Stained Glass|Comments Off on Great Church Stained Glass of Colorado: First United Methodist Church|