“Glass has a reflective quality that is beautiful, and yet glass has a transmitted light as well, so you can see through the glass, and you can see all the beautiful colors,” she said. “But at night, if there’s no light behind it, then you have to realize that you have to rely on the transmitted light that might be on it… stained glass has a life of its own.”
Flynn said after over 40 years with the craft, she’s still so passionate about glass art.
And with apps like TikTok introducing stained glass to new people, teachers like her and Kittrell hope to pass the craft onto new generations.
Here are a few places in North Texas where you can buy glass art, and take classes to learn how to make some yourself:
1. SiNaCa Studios, Fort Worth
2. Creative Arts Center of Dallas
3. Stained Glass Unlimited, The Colony
4. Kittrell Riffkind, Richardson
5. Art Glass City, Lewisville