The introduction of stained glass entered India in the mid-nineteenth century to adorn large churches, governmental and privately owned buildings, conforming to Neo-Gothic architecture. Tiffany style lamps and other products made using the stained glass technique subsequently reached the country during the Art Deco era, wherein homes of the healthy were decorated with it, and its status as a luxury item and a style statement heightened, which persists till today. Presently looking at the market, the demand for stained glass has been reduced due to the high price tag attached to each piece and is being slowly replaced by cheap acrylic and resin alternatives. Nevertheless, in its wake, few dedicated artists and studios are producing works of various complexities in this field and contributing their effort spreading the stories of old and preserving a dying art. In this project, the author tries to establish the foundations required for starting a stained glass studio through skill development, product range production and branding to contribute to the preservation and appreciation of an art, less explored and demystifying the medium by making it more accessible to the market.
Keywords: art, ceramic and glass design, craft, stained glass, studio