GAS call for proposals: diverse and engaging presentations from YOU!

Posted July 11, 2022

The Glass Art Society is looking for individuals and organizations to share their experiences and expertise with the global glass community through demonstrations, lectures, demos, panels, performances, and more.

Protective Glazing for Stewards and Caretakers of Leaded and Stained Glass Windows

Posted June 15, 2022

As part of our industry’s Reference and Technical Manual, first published by the Stained Glass Association of America (SGAA) in 1988 and updated in 1992, the issue of Protective Glazing was tackled according to the leaving research and practices of the day. The same philosophies, materials, and information are still valid today (2020). In the 30 years since publication, however, misinformation and confusion has continued to dominate the conversation in regards to protective glazing solutions. This might be the result of the fact that there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution. There is no magic solution for increased efficiency, and protective glazing is not a replacement for actual restoration. To try to provide some relief from the misinformation that abounds for stewards and caretakers trying to make a decision, we have put together a brief guide based on the continuing, valid information presented in Chapter 20, Section A, Number 4 “Protective Glazing” Chapter in our 1992 “SGAA Reference & Technical Manual” in combination with today’s best practices and material information about the most commonly available options utilized across the country. This guide is not intended to be exhaustive but should be an adequate reference when used in conjunction with trusted advice from an industry expert, such as an Accredited Professional Studio.  In this guide, you find information on the basic philosophy of Environmental Protective Glazing, sometimes referred to interchangeably as ‘Secondary Glazing’ or simply ‘Protective Glazing.’ You will also see information on an overview of information in regards to ventilation, condensation, materials commonly used, their pros and cons and the lifespan of those materials, and a note on energy efficiency.  

The Seven Pillars of Humanity Coming to Toledo

Posted June 13, 2022

The Seven Pillars of Humanity—an intricate and detailed work of stained glass art—will be on display during the Confluence Conference from June 27th - July 1st, 2022 at the One SeaGate Building in Toledo, Ohio. This is a unique opportunity to view this unprecedented work of spectacular, touring stained glass art - on display for just a few days before it travels to its next location. THE SEVEN PILLARS OF HUMANITYOn display at:  Fifth Third Center at One SeaGateOne SeaGate, Toledo, OH 43604 Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 9 am - 7 pmWednesday, June 29, 2022, 9 am - 7 pmThursday, June 30, 2022, 9 am - 7 pm

Top Stained Glass in Buffalo, NY!

Posted June 13, 2022

We've complied a list of the top must-see stained glass in Buffalo, NY! Whether you're a local who wants to find some hidden gems around the city, or you plan on visiting for the first time, we have a list of glass that can't be missed. 

Membership Message to SAMA

Posted June 9, 2022

In the coming weeks, I want to share a few brief messages with our SGAA members and our friends and creative colleagues in the SAMA community.

Determining the Value of Your Stained Glass Windows

Posted June 9, 2022

How do you put a value on your stained glass windows, and in turn, how do you maintain, repair, and store them based on that perceived value? There are several aspects to consider.

The Return of Eggbeater Jesus

Posted May 26, 2022

After several years in the making, the renovation of the glass mosaic affectionately known as Cosmic Jesus or Eggbeater Jesus is finally complete. 

Things to Do in Toledo

Posted May 20, 2022

Looking for a little extra something to do during your stay in Toledo? We’ve got you covered. 

2022 CONFLUENCE Scholarships for Conference Workshops

Posted May 10, 2022

Scholarships for the Conference Workshops are now available!

Watch Now: Art and Glass in Society at the National Day of Glass

Posted May 5, 2022

The Art and Glass in Society Panel at the National Day of Glass discuss the relationship between nature and glass, health and science, and technical advancements. 

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