Glass is amazing! It’s a suspended liquid that moves and flows. It changes with light and the lack of light! It's smooth and glossy, it has texture and depth. It's cool, it's hot, it melts, but is strong. It sparkles. It shines. It even casts rainbows. Oh glass, how I love you!
I'm Susan, a stained glass artisan. I also work with fused glass, and make handcrafted jewelry.
This, my blog, it's where I post pics, ramble on, and share things that catch my eye, turn me on, spark a reaction, or that I just plain like. You can find pictures of projects in progress here, instead of just the finished pieces on Etsy.
I have an little shop on Etsy called Glitz & Grandeur. You can connect directly to Etsy, or directly to my shop by clicking the appropriate 'Etsy' or 'Glitz & Grandeur' link below.
You can also find my page on Facebook under "Artists" as Glitz & Grandeur, or click the Facebook icon below. The same goes for my Pinterest boards.
“The Palau de la Música Catalana is a concert hall in Barcelona. Designed in the Catalan modernista style by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, it was built between 1905 and 1908 for the Orfeó Català, a choral society founded in 1891 that was a leading force in the Catalan cultural movement that came to be known as the Renaixença (Catalan Rebirth). It was inaugurated February 9, 1908.”
There is no photo of the Sagrada Família, Antoni Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece, which can do it justice.This cathedral is like nothing I’ve ever seen before and, after being inside, I can honestly say that this is one architectural feat that must be experienced in person.However, still wanting a photographic memory of the visit, I decided to focus my camera on the stained glass. Over ten years ago artist Toni Vila-Grau began work on these mesmerizing windows that are still being constructed.According to Vila-Grau, his work aims to portray a “symphony of color”, creating an environment that only the projection of the sun’s rays through glass could achieve.The result is incredible and I could stare at these shapes and colors every day…