Johannesburg – The art of making stained glass windows goes back more than 1 000 years in Europe, where magical windows made of coloured glass held together in a latticed web of lead were shown off, mainly in places of worship.
Stained glass panel by Elsa Byleveldt of the Stained Glass Workshop in Randburg. Picture: Supplied
But this craft is also sought after by affluent homeowners all over South Africa, some of whom commission their own designs to decorate windows and doors and provide a point of interest.
Some of these commissions are going to two seasoned stained-glass artists: Elsa Byleveldt, who established Stained Glass Workshop in Randburg, and Daniel de Klerk, of Calitzdorp in the Western Cape, while in Bez Valley, Joburg, Jakes Stapelbergh focuses primarily on contemporary work for people seeking something out of the ordinary…
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