I like best working with real antique glass
and I work with all methods of traditional and modern glass painting besides lead glazing.
Glass art in middle age
There have been glass beads since around 4000 years but the »Christus-Scheibe« (Christ Disk; 9th century) from the abby of Lorsch is to be regarded as the eldest glass painting. First references of monumental glass painting are the »Propheten-Fenster« (Prophet window; around 1130) of the minster of Augsburg. Zenith of glass art was Gothic time, you can find the most famous works at the windows of the cathedral of Chartres (1150-1250). After having used coloured glass also in profane range since late middle age it was more and more displaced by transparent glass (16th century).
Glass art in modern times