Photo Lois Conner
Around the World
This beautiful, vibrant stained glass window was given to the United Nations in 1964 as a memorial to its second Secretary-General, Dag Hammerskjöld, and the fifteen other people who were tragically killed in a plane crash three years earlier.Beshara Magazine article about Chagall's Peace Window:
The Lamb studio was founded in 1857 and is the oldest decorative arts firm in continuous operation in the United StatesLamb Studio Archive Drawings at the Library of Congress
The wonderful windows of Sylvie Gaudin were made in the 1990s in this famous Paris church near l'Hotel de Ville on the Seine. There has been much great art there for hundreds of years, and Gaudin's windows are far down in the article.Sylvie Gaudin by the Seine
Katharine Drexel’s story is unlike any other. Born in 1858 to one of Philadelphia’s wealthiest and most prominent families, the heiress and society girl shocked her family and the nation when she became a Roman Catholic nun and social activist at age 31. Using her inheritance of $7 million (about $180 million in today’s currency), she spent the next 60 years and an estimated $20 million building missions, schools and churches for Native Americans and African-Americans. She was known as the world’s wealthiest nun, and the only nun to found a university: Xavier University of Louisiana, the only historically black college or university that is Catholic. - See more at: http://drexel.edu/now/archive/2014/December/Katharine-Drexel-Book/#sthash.nkEQiuPR.dpufSaint Katharine Drexel (1858-1955)
For over a thousand years, the technology and techniques used to make stained glass have not changed all that much. Artists cut large panes of colored glass into smaller pieces, and assemble them using molten lead into works of art. The process is time consuming and labour intensive.
Two years ago, Judson Studios embarked on a radical change to its business from traditional stained glass making, investing over $1 million dollars in a new facility to deploy a novel process called fused glass. This has enabled them to construct one of the world’s largest stained glass windows in a new way.Artists are using a revolutionary process to construct the world’s largest stained glass window