Art, Stained glass, artwork.
Art and Design
Stained glass does not lend itself to spontaneity. We design, thinking always about how the glass will be cut and what glass will be available to us. Then, the fabrication is a very slow and meticulous process, requiring accuracy of cutting so that the pieces fit together closely – glass doesn’t bend, stretch or squash. We have to do too much careful planning, and too much engineering! How can we make our subjects come alive, with movement and energy, when we cannot use our bodies to express these things while we are doing the art?
Oddy, Robert N., "Spontaneity in Stained Glass Work" (2011). School of Information Studies: Faculty Scholarship. 158.