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stained-glass-msg - 7/22/15


Medieval stained and painted glass. Making stained glass windows.


NOTE: See also the files: stained-glass-lnks, glass-bib, glass-lnks, Glass-Goblets-art, Rock-Crystal-art, mirrors-msg, Cult-Vir-Mary-art, saints-msg.





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    Mark S. Harris                  AKA:  THLord Stefan li Rous

                                          Stefan at florilegium.org



Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 22:46:07 -0500

From: Pamela S Keightley <shughes at vvm.com>

To: sca-arts at raven.cc.ukans.edu

Subject: Re: Glass, Stained Glass Painting


The title of the book I have is: _Stained Glass Painting: _Basic

Techniques of the craft_ Anita & Symour Isenberg and Richard Millard,

Radnor, Pennsylvania, Shlton book Company, 1979.


Chapter 2: The Nature of Glass Paintmakes a distinction between window

glass and the glass used to make stained glass windows. This book covers

paint that is fired and that becomes part of the glass. Non-fired paints

are available, but their use is limited to window glasss, or small

graphic effects on stained glass. p. 11 - "Creativity with them is also

limited since they utilize a piece of glass as a canvas, and they do not

enhance the inherent qualities of the medium. No stained glass painter

uses non-fired paints for any lasting work, though they are fun to fool

around with. Their effect is transitory, especially compared to the

fired paints which can last for centuries."


Further down: "Glass paint is composed of two substances, the vehicle

and the coloring agent. the vehicle is glass. It is made the same way

that glass is made, but with certain modifications. it is composed of

red or white lead ozide, sand boric acid, clay, alumina, sodium, and

potassium - all originally in powder form. This basix substance is

variable in content. some vehicles hav e a higher lead content, which

makes for a softer (lower firing) glass. A lower lead content makes the

vehicle harder (higher firing). all these powders are mixed together and

poured into a clay crucible which is then heated in a furance to about

1800F. The amount of heat is dependent on what type of color you will be

adding  to the vehicle. at 1800F this mass of powder melts, fuses, and

becomes a glass."


For more information I would try to locate this book.

Do not dispair about the "furnace". Contact Jewel at

jwainwright at taylorpub.com. She has a small table top kiln that gets up

to temperatures high enough to fuse sheets of glass together. It can

also be used to melt glazes on tiles. The components of the stained

glass paint sound like a glazes and vice versa. Jewel also has a lot of

experience doing stained glass and may have more information for you

about painting on stained glass and may have done this herself. The

e-mail is at her work place so keep your initial message short and ask

if she has time to help you. I hope that this gives you a lead on what

you are looking for. I would appreciate hearing back if either of my

messages has helped you in anyway. I have many interests, but not always

the time to follow up on them. How you get to do all of yours and will

look forward to applauding your results at some future event.


Pamela Hewitt, the Harper


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