Stained Glass Creations - Tiny Dot Studio
Stained glass looks magnificent on any window or door. It is considered an art form which reached its height in the Middle Ages and became a graphic form which was used to depict stories from the Bible - many people were illiterate back then.
To get a better idea of the history of stained glass you can visit Wikipedia where you will find lots of references and beautiful pictures relating to this noble form of art.
Stained glass is still popular today but often referred to as art glass. It is prevalent in luxury homes, commercial buildings, and places of worship. Artists and companies are contracted to create beautiful art glass ranging from domes, windows, backsplashes, etc. (source - Wikipedia).
No doubt, when you stand inside a building and view a beautiful stained glass window lit by the sun, you stop and admire what you see just as you would a special painting.
So it would be interesting to know how the glass gets its various colours - by adding metallic salts during its manufacture. The coloured glass is crafted into stained glass windows in which small pieces of glass are arranged to form patterns or pictures, held together (traditionally) by strips of lead and supported by a rigid frame. Painted details and yellow stain are often used to enhance the design. The term stained glass is also applied to windows in which the colours have been painted onto the glass and then fused to the glass in a kiln (source - Wikipedia). What a lovely way to describe them.
When you visit the website of Tiny Dot Studio you will see that the artist has been creating other magnificent items such as lampshades, cabinet windows, and clocks from stained glass. And she has quite a few designs to choose from.
Petro Greyling is the owner of Tiny Dot Studio and she teaches students the art of creating beautiful lampshades, among other things at her studio in Birchleigh, Kempton Park.
Besides being experienced enough to teach her art to others, she regularly gets referrals from people who know about her excellent work. Everyone knows that she never disappoints when asked to create something special. She's a star!
Visit Tiny Dot Studio and order that special stained glass creation you've always dreamed of getting.