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Kilkenny Photography : Light through the glass windows.

Kilkenny Photography : Light through the Windows. Nigel Borrington

Kilkenny Photography : Light through the Windows.
Nigel Borrington

The art of Glass making has always fascinated me, the skill needed to produce glass objects goes back hundreds of years and is a wonderful craft to see performed.

One area that the craft can be viewed at its best is in the making of Stain glass windows, the windows above are located in the modern chapel at west-court, Callan, County Kilkenny. the chapel is round in its structure and uses these colored windows as one of its main light sources during day light hours. I have many images of this great space but for this post just want to show the glass itself.

I very much like the handmade feel and look of this glass, containing many natural defects, these just add to the wonderful effect as the light passes through. The design and the colours used are just amazing to study and bring a great effect into the chapel building.

The Glass blower 1, A Glass blower at The Kilkenny Jerpoint, Glass studios

Glass windows like these are made my hand and by blowing the glass into a bubble then Breaking of the top and spinning the hot glass into a large flat sheet. This flat sheet is then cut into the needed shapes for the design of the window being constructed.

6 responses

  1. Stained glass is SO darned hard to photograph well. Nice work!

    November 14, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    • Hello Alli πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you , yes it was a little hard to get these as I wanted them so I know exactly what your saying , I am very pleased you liked these ones so many thanks πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      November 15, 2014 at 3:15 pm

  2. That is beautiful stained glass. One of my fave things.

    November 14, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    • Hello Elen πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you – thats great and I am very happy to share πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      November 15, 2014 at 3:15 pm

  3. M-R

    Absolutely GORGEOUS, Nigel !! – if the mediaeval glass-makers had had that glorious orange available, think what all their output would have been like !

    November 14, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    • Hello Margaret πŸ™‚

      Thats very true , these colours are just amazing and yes it I bet they would have loved to get their hands on that Orange / Blues and reds πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Great point – Thank you !!!!!!!

      November 15, 2014 at 3:18 pm

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