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Art Nouveau ‑ A period of design at the turn of the century that featured elaborately stylized concepts.

Caming ‑ Lead metal strip material used as the structural support to hold stained‑glass panels together.

Chancel ‑ The part of a church around

the altar, reserved for the use of the clergy

and the choir. Sometimes set off by a railing.

Etched glass ‑ A process that removes

sections of glass for design purposes.

Faceted glass ‑ A newer technique in

which a slab of glass is set in concrete or other


Flashed glass ‑ Consists of two layers of   different‑colored glass fused together pro­ducing off‑color in different shades. Most frequently created when blowing the glass the cylinder with the primary color is al­lowed to solidify, then dipped into a batch of the second desired color which lightly coats the outside of the cylinder.
Heinigke, Otto
‑ A Leader in the stained‑glass revival movement in American in the late 1880s to early 1900s. "Dare we hope that the time is near when our American church builders and patrons will appreciate that there are in this country a few men fitted by their studies and experience to return to the beauties of the old work?" ‑ John Gilbert Lloyd, Stained Glass in America (Foundation Books, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, 1963).

Leaded glass ‑ A small pieces of glass, joined by small strips of lead to form a decorative panel.

Narthex ‑ Any church vestibule leading to the nave.

Nave ‑ The part of a church that begins between the aisles and extends from the chancel to the principal entrance, forming the main part of the building.

Opalescent glass ‑ Glass characterized by its milky texture, usually streaked through with a variety of colors and shades.

Sash ‑ The frame of a window within which the glass is placed, usually made of wood

Tiffany, Louis ‑ American glass craftsman who popularized art glass in the 1880s.

Vestibule ‑ A small entrance hall or room, either to a building or to a larger room.


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