Stained Glass Studios
Glass Panels & Lampshades
Stained Glass Repair
in Replacement Stained Glass Lamp Shades
for Amronlite, Verdelite & Emeralite Lamps.
Ely Ranch Studios, located in Paris, MO,
specializes in designing & constructing custom stained glass window
panels and lamp shades. We invite you to browse our Gallery
and refer to Pricing
for assistance in estimating the cost of a custom panel or shade.
We also offer stained glass Repair
Services, free stained glass Information
and stained glass Instruction.
Use our Manufacturer & Supplier Links
to assist in selecting glass, supplies, tools, & accessories.
Finally, enjoy a quick visit to our
& print and assemble our lampshade
Introducing Stained Glass
Everyone enjoys the
beauty of stained glass. Whether in the form of a window panel or
lamp shade, stained glass enhances and compliments any decor.
Because of its color, textures, and various transparencies, the use of stained
glass results in artworks not achievable with other media.
With reflective light, stained glass art in itself is quite pleasing to
the eye. When backlit, causing light to emanate from the media,
stained glass takes on an unequaled dimension of color.
View our blinking
lamp shade to see
the difference. Panels and shades portraying geometric design,
scenes, and other objects seem to come to life when composed of stained
transparent stained glass windows have been utilized since medieval
times, artists relied on applying glass paint to achieve detail and
lifelikeness. In the 1870's Louis Comfort Tiffany,
among many other things, pioneered
opalescent glass, new colorization techniques, and the copper foil
method of construction. Copper foil compositions could be
assembled from small pieces of glass allowing greater detail and
window panel circa 1920
Grape table lamp circa 1900
methods account for the majority of techniques used today in stained
glass art. Although painted glass
today no longer requires kiln firing, few stained glass artists work
with painted glass techniques to achieve photographic and portrait-like
windows such as those used in churches.
Stained Glass Panels & Lamp shades
Stained glass panels
& lamp shades provide practical solutions to various lighting &
decor issues. Whether a
privacy window allowing light through, a sign advertising your business,
or a lampshade to set a desirable mood, stained glass will add to the
richness of your environment.
Ely Ranch Studios strives to
achieve uniqueness in its panels & shades in design, coloration,
& textures in a theme of your choice. Tom Ely, the artist of
Ely Ranch Studios, has been designing &
constructing stained glass window panels & lamp shades since 1975.
Window panels & lamp shades
are designed based on your concept in unique or "off the
shelf" designs in Classic & Western themes such as Victorian,
Art Noveau, Southwestern, Prairie, or Contemporary utilizing the copper foil technique for superior strength,
beauty, & weather resistance. Ample reference
material is available to help you form your idea.
- Window panels for accent, privacy,
picture, doors, borders, signs & logos using natural or artificial
light, etched images, lettering, depicting geometric patterns, scenes,
animals, nature, etc.
- Lamp Shades (our specialty) for
hanging/swag, table, floor, wall, using your base or one from our
extensive base inventory; custom bases made of cedar, other wood, iron,
- Stained Glass Lamps For Sale, a
small stock of one-of-a-kind lamps on hand for sale. Call or email to
inquire about current inventory.
- Other Stained Glass Objects such
as mirrors, jewelry boxes & unique suncatchers.
Visit our Gallery
for examples of past projects. Call or email for no charge
consultation & estimate or price it yourself using our Pricing
table. Delivery & installation available.
Ely Ranch Studios is
experienced in repair of
lead came & copper foiled window panels & lamp shades. Repairs made on
location if necessary.
Ely Ranch Studios
offers a FREE stained glass information
service. We'll do our best to answer
your questions, help solve your problems, and offer alternatives. Having trouble finding a
stained glass product? Having difficulty cutting curves?
Want advice on how to clean or repair your stained glass panel or
lampshade? Don't know what to expect from your local stained glass
retailer? Email or call with your stained glass questions.
Individual or group instruction
in the art of stained glass is available at Ely Ranch Studios offers a 40-hour course that concludes with the
completion of a simple panel in a design of your choice. Materials
are furnished. You will need to invest moderately in tools, materials,
& supplies, have access to a work area with adequate lighting &
ventilation (avoid carpeted flooring). Reference materials are
Instruction is given in design, patterns, glass cutting, foiling,
soldering, framing, & basic lamp shade construction. Class schedules are quite flexible & can be
held at our rural Paris, MO,
or any local location.
Courses can be tailored specifically to your goals &
objectives. Our Standard
Course Syllablus steps all the processes necessary to complete a
finished stained glass panel.
Stained glass art is a
gratifying avocation & hobby. You can be taught how to
design & construct stained glass art. With patience &
steadfastness, you will be rewarded with an heirloom-quality piece of beauty that will give you a
lifetime of enjoyment. Everyone will be impressed with your
finished product and be amazed with the combination of light, color, and
Minimum artistic and
craftsman skills are required to produce stained glass objects.
You can create original designs and choose
colors & textures. Countless pre-designed patterns
are available and can be modified to meet your particular requirements. Right-triangle
arithmetic is used in the design & construction of lamp shades,
computation tables exist for the most common shade dimensions.
And, of course, your skills will progress with practice.
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