logo, coat of arms

Logos and coat of arms are commonly made from stained glass. The small patterns of coat of arms has to be painted. Painted pieces are fired in the kiln to be resistant. Blacks and browns are commonly used for tracing and shading. Yellows come from silver stain, and the other colours are made with different paints. As tracing, silver stain and other colours has to be fired different temperatures, painted pieces go to the kiln at least two or three times. A piece with shading and tracing often has to be fired more (2-3) times the black itself, as the painter applies layers after layers of black to achive the perfect look of draperies, hands and especially faces. Then come other colours. This process makes painted glass rather expensive.