Stained Glass #3

Posted by Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 9 December 2015 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

During the late Medieval period, glass factories were set up where there was a ready supply of silica, the essential material for glass manufacture. Silica requires very high heat to become molten, something not all glass factories were able to achieve. Such materials as potash, soda, and lead can be added to lower the melting temperature. Other substances, such as lime, are added to rebuild the weakened network and make the glass more stable. Glass is coloured by adding metallic oxide powders or finely divided metals while it is in a molten state. Copper oxides produce green or bluish green, cobalt makes deep blue, and gold produces wine red and violet glass. Much modern red glass is produced using copper, which is less expensive than gold and gives a brighter, more vermilion shade of red. Glass coloured while in the clay pot in the furnace is known as pot metal glass, as opposed to flashed glass.

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tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique travail. )

9 Dec 2015 6:35am

Devi from Chennai, India

Yet another lovely piece..But the one you had posted the day before yesterday was awesome!!

9 Dec 2015 10:06am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Intricate work of art

9 Dec 2015 6:47pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

good shot

9 Dec 2015 6:58pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A pretty little garden scene.

9 Dec 2015 10:26pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

beau

10 Dec 2015 2:36pm

PENTAX K200D
1/125 second
F/5.6
ISO 100
169 mm (35mm equiv.)

stained
glass

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