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Sun May 17, 2020, 09:39 AM

Can someone help? what do you call someone who makes stained glass?

I am working on a book that discusses the art in stained glass windows in old churches. It is fascinating. Isn't there some term for this specialized art?

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Reply Can someone help? what do you call someone who makes stained glass? (Original post)
CTyankee May 2020 OP
marble falls May 2020 #1
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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:44 AM

1. Stained glass worker.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #1)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:46 AM

3. I depart for the google...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #3)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:48 AM

9. I already did. Stained Glass Worker ...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:46 AM

2. not specific to stained glass

but someone that works with glass and intricate window settings is called a "glazier"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glazier

also found this tidbit:

Job Description
Install glass in windows, skylights, store fronts, and display cases, or on surfaces, such as building fronts, interior walls, ceilings, and tabletops.

Job Details
The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 47-2121.00
The Mean Annual Wage in the U.S. is $ 47,260.00
The Mean Hourly Wage is $ 22.00
Currently, there are 47,140 people on this job

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #2)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:48 AM

8. Of course. How silly of me. Nice word, too!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:46 AM

4. Stained glass artist.

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Response to phylny (Reply #4)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:49 AM

10. I second this. If you call a stained glass artist a 'glazier' I think you would get some pushback!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:46 AM

5. glazier

a person whose profession is fitting glass into windows and doors.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:46 AM

6. Wikipedia says artist.

Makes sense. It is an art and craft.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:47 AM

7. Stained glass artists

I think. That's the term I used when I taught the class on Renaissance art to 7th graders.

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Response to essme (Reply #7)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:49 AM

11. It's incredible thinking of these artists back in the 15th century but I guess the basics are the

same.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #11)

Sun May 17, 2020, 02:45 PM

34. The basics are very much the same as back then

While in England I visited the Ely Cathedral which has a stained glass museum, which traces the history from when stained glass was first used up to the present.

The cathedral is impressive and the stained glass is amazing. The group I was in was made up of embroiderers so they gave us a special display of the cathredral's pieces, but we were also allowed to wander as we wished. Here is my blog entry, with a lot of the windows in the cathedral: http://woodswell.com/wp/2019/12/08/monday-16-september-esp-ely-cathedral-and-oxford/


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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:50 AM

12. Craftsman?

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:51 AM

13. I took "stained glass artist" and stuck it into Google translate and got

Artiste vitrail... from the french.. I don't know why but common American words translated to French sound "classy". I suppose you could look up what countries had prolific stained glass culture and something would pop up or ask these guys...

https://stainedglass.org/resources/history-of-stained-glass/

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:55 AM

14. A glazier.

I worked with several stained glass artists, and they called themselves glaziers.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:02 AM

15. Artists in the craftsmanship of stained glass designs

Storytellers in the art of stained glass.

Master craftsman with imagination as their canvas creating art with stained glass.

Any of the above work.

Makers of stained glass are just that - makers.

Artists take the glass and create the masterpieces.

Some do both...make and create.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:05 AM

16. A Harry Clarke wannabe.

Heh. Just texted a glass artist to ask if there is a specific term. I donít know of one.

I do collect books illustrated by Harry Clarke, Irelandís most famed stained glass artist.
http://www.harryclarke.net/

Checked Penland School of Arts and Crafts and they use the simple term of Glass Art.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:11 AM

17. There is one by Tiffany in a church in Boonton, n.J.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:12 AM

18. Glazier, or glasier

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/glazier

But it sounds like the meaning has changed over time.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:18 AM

19. Stained glass artisan.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:24 AM

20. I create with stained glass and refer to myself as

a stained glass artist (or artisan) as do others I know. A SG artist's tools are mostly copper tape, wire, solder, flux, a soldering iron, various types of glasses, often colored, etc.

To me a glazier is someone who cuts, removes, installs, replaces glass/plexiglass, not usually "stained" type, in a home, auto and business windows, coffee tables, etc. They normally use points and putty to do so, not solder, flux and tape etc.

A person can be one, the other or both.

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Response to WePurrsevere (Reply #20)

Sun May 17, 2020, 12:01 PM

29. I also call myself a stained glass artist, and I completely agree with your critique.

I freely admit I am not a great stained glass artist. But, as I create my own designs, I think I'm worthy of using the term "artist" to describe myself.

I would also like to point out that most ecclesiastical stained glass is painted. That painting is done by people with very real, and marketable, artistic skills.

Last, those famous old stained glass Tiffany lamps are considered to be "objet's d'art." That fact alone should put any arguments about artistry versus tradesmanship to rest.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:45 AM

21. Was just told stained glass artist is the answer.

Seems too simple, but.......the people I asked would know.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:47 AM

22. very cool....

my friend works for Beyer Studio.
A lot of the stuff on the homepage portfolios is his work.

https://www.beyerstudio.com/

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Response to Locrian (Reply #22)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:49 AM

24. Nice

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Response to Locrian (Reply #22)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:20 AM

26. Wonderful. Just watched.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #26)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:50 AM

28. thanks - he's always been an amazing artist - n/t

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:47 AM

23. ''Architectural Stained Glass Master''

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:16 AM

25. Incontinent

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:47 AM

27. I like stained glass artist too.

Alternate, and if they still use lead: Hazmat Artist.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 12:44 PM

30. A Glazier works with window glass.

Useage from the middle ages indicated both plain and stained glass. It was different from glass blowing as it was handling thicker poured/moulded and scored glass rather than melted and scored/paddled glass. The glaziers worked with Masons, which made it a construction specialty rather than a general art; the glass had to be able to be flexible enough to handle some load and pressure forces as well as environmental requirements.

Since it was a craft, the Master Glazier taught his/her apprentices the various methods to color and properly paint it.

Haele

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Response to haele (Reply #30)

Sun May 17, 2020, 01:09 PM

32. It is incredibly beautiful.

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Response to haele (Reply #30)

Sun May 17, 2020, 02:35 PM

33. So then

"chromatic glazier"?

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 12:52 PM

31. Seagulls.

Oh, youíre not talking about that kind of stain?
Damn birds crapped all over my windshield yesterday when I parked at the grocery store so that was on my mind.
Sorry.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 03:52 PM

35. When glass was made by hand all larger windows were made the same way, stained glass or not.

Flat glass was usually made by glass blowers, one piece at a time, no larger than a few inches across.

These smaller pieces of glass were fit together between "H" and "U" shaped lead cames to create a larger window.

All glaziers had to know how to do this. No window was ordinary, and all windows were very expensive. Clear windows were generally fit together in pleasing lattice patterns.

As factory-made sheet of glass got larger, and much less expensive, the term glazier became more associated with trades than fine arts or crafts.

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