What is Scottish Stained Glass?

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What is Scottish Stained Glass?

One of the questions that we receive most often from our Houston clients is, what is Scottish Stained Glass? After all, there are many different types of stained glass, so people generally asking this question want to know what makes Scottish Stained Glass different.

Custom Stained Glass Houston is a satellite office of our company Scottish Stained Glass, which exists nationwide. The name Scottish Stained Glass has two meanings. The first is that it is a reference to our specific process for manufacturing stained glass windows. The second is that it references the traditional techniques we use for glassmaking that have been passed down for generations among glassmakers in Scotland, the home country of our owner, Martin Faith.

The History of Scottish Stained Glass

Scottish Stained Glass was founded in the year 1989 by owner Martin Faith. Growing up in Glasgow, Scotland, one of the stained glass capitals of the world, Martin was taught the art of making stained glass windows by his father. The techniques Martin learned had been practiced by glassmakers in Scotland for centuries, and had origins reaching as far back as 675 AD.

However, Martin and his father took the construction of their stained glass windows one step further by applying methods of modern engineering to perfect their processes. Martin’s father was an engineer and an excellent scientist and mathematician. Both Martin and his father knew that for their stained glass to be of the highest quality and as perfect as possible, their measurements and techniques would have to be precise.

By approaching their work in a technical manner, Martin and his father were able to produce stained glass windows that were not only very beautiful, but also perfect in a technical manner, very durable, and precise. Martin then took this process with him when he started his own stained glass company, which has now expanded to Houston.

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Why Choose Scottish Stained Glass for Your Houston Home

By choosing Scottish Stained Glass windows, you ensure that the stained glass you’re purchasing is of the highest quality. Scottish Stained Glass is designed with perfection in mind, and has the ability to last for decades when properly cared for and maintained. Each one of our windows is made custom to order and cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

Get a Quote on Scottish Stained Glass in Houston

Experience the Scottish difference for your project. Call Custom Houston Stained Glass today to receive an estimate on a stained glass window for your home or schedule a free consultation.

Martin Faith is a celebrated stained glass artisan from Glasgow, Scotland. In 1991, Martin moved from Scotland to the United States and brought with him his personal collection of antique glass. After opening his own studio, he began selling items from his collection and also creating new custom stained and leaded glass windows for customers in the Houston area. Today, Custom Stained Glass Houston is one of the largest and most successful studios of its kind, specializing in stained glass repair, church stained glass restoration, and residential privacy glass. Over the past thirty years, over 50,000 windows have been produced and sold for over 12,000 customers. The company has been highlighted on top media outlets such as HGTV, the DIY Network, CBS, and NBC and has earned national recognition.

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