The Science of Stained Glass

Date: 5/5/2023
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Little has changed in the construction of stained glass throughout the centuries and yet it’s easy to get caught up in the awe of a stained glass window and wonder, how is that made? Stained glass windows are architectural features that stand at the crossroads of science, engineering, and art. Light passes through colored glass, illuminates our sacred places, and captures our imagination—but how is it made?

This event will be a hands-on, introductory stained glass workshop that will demystify the centuries old craft of stained glass. Over the course of 90 minutes, Cole Moffatt, owner of Steelton Glass, will lead a workshop explaining and demonstrating how stained glass is made. Attendees will gain an understanding of the materials and their properties involved in stained glass, learn some basic glass cutting skills, and we’ll also look at many different types of glass and discuss how light is affected by color and texture. Each participant will select from pre-cut shapes and assemble science themed sun catchers that they can take with them as souvenirs.

Price: Free
Registration: SOLD OUT!
Parking Information: Attendees will park in the main parking lot (free) at 2050 S High St near “The Fort” sign. They’ll then be guided through a side door and up to the third floor where my studio is located. There are 2 flights of stairs that attendees must climb. However, I can accommodate anyone unable to climb stairs with use of our freight elevator in the rear of the building.

Host Information:

Steelton Glass Co & the Columbus Landmarks Foundation

2050 S High St. Columbus, OH 43207

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