The History Of Stained Glass

Production of stained glass as an art form known to mankind since 10 century BC. er. Originally, the stained patterns were only for windows, since there are no alternatives did not allow a method of fabrication. Algorithm for creating the old stained glass art was very time consuming and complicated: colored pieces of glass cut through patterns, and then they are fastened together strips of lead-bridges, flattened and soldered using a special solder. These stained pictures looked great from a distance, but upon closer examination does not look elegant work, so trim them to make sense only large-scale window openings.

Revolution in stained glass was the idea of Tiffany, the famous American decorator, who replaced lead in stained glass wall on a very thin foil of copper, also held together by soldering. These stained glass admired his grace and become widely used in interior shades, pieces of furniture and partitions. Pieces of furniture – wardrobes, chests of drawers, cupboards, partitions, usually produced pieces specifically for these stained glass products. Stained glass art should ustanavlvat so that it can see the image on the light, and it was necessary to mount, the role played by grid of wooden sticks for support. Currently, Tiffany stained glass technique is very complex and is used except that the decor of stained glass paintings, small lampshades and walls. Manufacturing unit, individual stained glass – it's very expensive. And when need to build a stained-glass image in the mass interior – furniture or interior doors, currently is involved advanced technique of stained glass – stained glass polymer, direct printing on glass. It should be take into account that the stained glass pattern is different from simply drawing on the glass so that it uses the bulk jumper – Tiffany are copper, and in classic antique stained glass – lead.

If, however, apply direct Print these jumpers can not be, and therefore direct printing rather perceived as painting on glass, rather than as stained glass. However, modern techniques make it possible to solve this problem – to create a stained glass image apply today resins. Canvas picture depicted on the glass using special equipment, and thus we see the result now stained with pronounced contours. Polymer resins for the contours are both transparent and in different colors, simulating the appearance of certain metals. Since the polymer manufacturing technology involves working with a glass, in which case you can use the images in stained glass cells carrying the load (eg, countertops and other horizontal planes). This method in addition, makes it possible to put images on the stained-glass mirrors and tinted glass.