A conversation with the artist Judith Schaechter

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Judith Schaechter (1961, based in Philadelphia, USA) has created stained glass windows for over 30 years, especially known for her panel of agonized figures against a decorative background. She is also an Adjunct Professor at The University of the Arts and Seminar Instructor at PAFA The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia.

Stained glass as an artistic medium has been dead for a long, long time, yet that doesn’t diminish its fascination.

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A conversation with the artist Alexander Beleschenko

A conversation with Alexander Beleschenko


Alexander Beleschenko (1951, based in Wales, UK) creates architectural glass installations. His works can be seen in Britain, Germany, France, USA, Japan and the United Arab Emirates.

Yes, I do consider myself a stained glass artist, even though I have only made a few stained glass windows in my 35-year career. I have taken that job description really through the fact that my introduction to the art and craft of the medium was in a schooling of the traditional practice. There have been times that I have thought of using other definitions but they all end up being far more confusing, especially to the layman. Read More

Check for the tin side of window glass (float glass) with a drop of water

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A client visited us last month and we were discussing painting on float glass. Peter mentioned that it was possible to check for the tin side of float glass with a drop of water. It’s true! You don’t have to use a UV lamp.

Float glass (normal window glass) is made by floating the glass on top of a molten tin bath. The side of the glass in contact with the tin bath picks up residuals from the tin and this will have an effect on your silver stains and may have an effect on your other glass paints. Best to check the glass before painting and plan accordingly.

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