London design museum new building is called “cathedral of design” by it’s long-standing ambitious founder Sir Terence Conran. Opened in 2016.The new Design Museum in London opens its doors to the public on the 24 November 2016. At the press launch on 17 November, he went on to describe the Museum in Kensington High Street […]
Milk Glass is a term used by art glass-makers for opaque white glass. The German term is milchвЂ“glass, the Italian term is lattimo (from latte, milk) and the French term is blanc-de-lait (milk white) or verre-de-lait. It looks like white porcelain. It was first made in Venice in the 14th or 15th century, and later in just about every country that made glass. The opaque white color is usually made with tin oxide. During the 17th and 18th centuries it was very popular, and during that period it was often decorated with enamel painting.
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The magic of decorative glass all started in the 1450s when Venetian decorative glass products were exported to other European countries. In the 13th century, Venetian glass masters started to design glass products with animal and human figures, coats of arms, flowers, and other ornaments. The Venetians produced complex designs of glass by applying divers […]
In the late 15th century a В«milkyВ» opaque white glass, known as lattimo, was developed by the Venetians. It resembled the highly coveted porcelain imported from China and became popular during the 17th and 18th centuries. The technique had spread to Bohemia by the 18th century, where it was known as Milchglas. Bohemian glassmakers also produced innovative colored art glass, most notably a deep, strong blue glass created by adding cobalt oxide to the glass mix. As with Milchglas, this provided a perfect foil for colored enamels.
The captivating beauty of stained glass has enthralled and delighted visitors to churches and cathedrals for more than a thousand years. The colours and designs of the windows are positioned specifically to allow light to create illuminated decorations, encouraging the bright warmth and beauty of artistic display to richly enhance any interior space. Stained glass […]
Stained glass is most commonly associated with churches and cathedrals. In modern day, many people choose to install this kind of windows in order to add an aesthetic quality to their homes. However, it is also vulnerable to damage and deterioration. What are some signs that reveal your windows require attention? Daylight Leaks This […]
Watch this step by step video to understand how to make a stacked glass sample. We will guide you through the process of cutting, chipping, texturing, gluing and applying the UV light. Stacked Glass is an architectural product that is made from layers of glass glued or ‘ stacked ‘ together. The external surface can […]