Stained Glass Styles For Colorado Springs
At Colorado Springs Stained Glass, there have been many times that we have heard the terms “Tiffany Glass” Or “Tiffany Style” Stained Glass” from our customers. What some people may not realize is they are actually two similar, but different things. Tiffany Glass, on the one hand, was a style was developed and refined in the Tiffany studios between 1878 to 1933. On the other hand, Tiffany style stained glass is any glass created outside of the Tiffany studio, using a look similar to Tiffany Stained Glass. The tell-tale characteristics of Tiffany glass that Tiffany style makers aim to emulate are the bold textures and deep hues using light as an impetus rather than paint. Tiffany stained glass is such a lovely American style that it is no wonder many people want a similar look in their homes, including those here in Colorado Springs. At Colorado Springs Stained Glass, we get many requests for it no doubt because it lends any home an air of elegance and sophistication. In bedrooms and entryways especially, we find it works well.
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At Colorado Springs Stained Glass, not only do we have the ability to use similar techniques to this highly refined style, we are always happy to use something as beautiful as Tiffany as inspiration for your custom stained glass! We have outlined some different inspiring Tiffany looks and techniques below to inspire you too!
Opalescent Glass: The term “opalescent glass” is commonly used to describe glass where more than one color is present. It is very shiny with an almost raw pearl-like quality.
Favrile Glass: Often has a distinctive characteristic that is common in some glass from Classical antiquity: it possesses a superficial iridescence. This iridescence causes the surface to shimmer but also causes a degree of opacity.
Ripple Glass: Refers to textured glass with marked surface waves. Tiffany made use of such textured glass to represent, for example, water or leaf veins.Refers to a sheet of glass with a pattern of irregularly shaped, thin glass wafers affixed to its surface. Tiffany made use of such textured glass to represent, for example, foliage seen from a distance.
The styles above there are only a few of the many stained glass looks by TIffany worthy of emulating! And, happily, they are all gorgeous! If you are like many in the Colorado Springs area who admire the gorgeous Tiffany Glass and want similar beauty and elegance in your home, Contact us today at Colorado Springs Stained Glass for a free design consultation and quote!