Category: Events

EVEN THE OLD MASTERS LOVE FALL COLORS

Louis Comfort Tiffany PUMPKIN AND BEETS I absolutely love this piece by Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848 – 1933). This was exhibited at the Exposition Universelle of 1900 in Paris. It was later installed in Tiffany’s country estate, Laurelton Hall.  It is currently at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum in...

How to Design the Perfect DIY Workshop Station for Your Home

  by Andrea Lozoya Whether you enjoy working on a favorite creative hobby, making handmade arts and crafts, or doing a variety of DIY projects in your free time, it’s important to have a dedicated workspace in your home where you can focus. Designing your own workshop station will...

WHICH GLASS MEDIUM?

When Stained Glass Express Opened in 1988, we were literally a Stained Glass Store.  We sold stained glass and the supplies that went with the copper foil method.  We were a few years into it before we even brought any lead came in.  It is quite a different story...

THE JUST FOR FUN CONTEST

We have now been doing the Just For Fun Contest for 30 Years!  That is staying power! Here are some entries from years past. It was all stained glass back when we started out.  No fusing, no mosaics, and no hot glass.  How things have changed! When we started...

COLOR OF THE YEAR 2021

Every year I look forward to the announcement of Pantone’s color of the year.  They have been doing this for over 20 years.  The announcement influences fashion, home furnishings, industrial design and a glass sale at Stained Glass Express!  To pick the color, the Pantone color experts look at...

THE AMAZING GLASS CHALLENGE 2020!

Here is a good thing that happened in 2020!  The amazing Glass Challenge.  Endings and Beginnings!  The Entries really are amazing.  We are proud to be the host of this contest and be associated with such talented people. We want to acknowledge and thank the founders of The Amazing...

COE

CONFUSION OR EFFECTIVE What it means is coefficient of expansion.  It is a measurement of the rate that glass will expand and contract when it is heated and cooled. In the good old days, we just lived and died by put 90 COE together or put 96 COE together. ...

URO BY YOUGH

On May 7, 2020 Youghiogheny and Oceanside announced a partnership where Oceanside will continue with the Spectrum line and accessory glass and Youghiogheny will take on the manufacturing of the Uroboros line. It is exciting to have the Uroboros line again.  With Youghiogheny manufacturing the Uroboros line, we not...

Fallbrook Art Center’s Galaxy of Glass

click on the title to see the entire blog.  A few years ago, I was in California for a wedding. After the wedding, we spent a couple of days wandering around and ended up in Fallbrook. Luck was with me. The Fallbrook Art Center was open and hosting its...

JUST FOR FUN MEANS “JUST FOR FUN”

A rewrite of the 2017 blog “AM I GOOD ENOUGH” Right after the holiday season we start encouraging all of you to get your entry ready for the Just For Fun Contest.  We often hear, “I am just not good enough.”  I just want to say, “YES, YOU ARE!”...