A very beautiful art form, stained glass has been around for almost a thousand years. In the 19th century, designers like Tiffany elevated stained glass making into a popular art form, not just a religious one. Take our quiz and see how much you know about the history and technique of stained glass art making.
The art of stained glass making was originated by which early culture?
The early Egyptians are credited with developing the art of stained glass making, probably using it for jewelry as well as currency
Which famous decorative glass and lamp maker helped fuel a renewed interest in stained glass making?
Louis Comfort Tiffany
both of the above
During the Victorian Gothic revival of the 19th century, there was renewed interest in stained glass making. Designers like Louis Comfort Tiffany, Alfred Bell and William Morris introduced new designs and materials to the art.
Textured or pressed glass is created by a method similar to:
Also created by rolling, textured or pressed glass is made in a way similar to table glass. This type of glass catches the light in unique ways due to the distinctive texture or pattern that is worked into it as it cools.
Which of the following is the most important tool of the stained glass artist?
a glass hammer
a glass cutter
To cut glass, artists use carbon steel glass cutters, diamond cutters and circle cutters, among others. Different cutters are suitable for different projects and are basically a matter of personal preference.