Somerville, MA-based artist Judith G. Klausner (previously featured here) used gummy candies, licorice, chewing gum and plexiglass to create the tastiest piece of stained glass art we’ve ever seen.

Gummy Stained Glass is part of Klausner’s From Scratch series, for which she combined food and traditional handicrafts such as sewing, embroidery and jewelry-making. For the latter she made a lovely series of cameo portraits using Oreo cookies.

Visit Judith G. Klausner’s website to check out more of her wonderful (and sometimes delicious) creations.

[via Laughing Squid]

The Mexican city of Toluca is home to an awesome stained glass wonder called the Cosmovitral. Constructed in 1910, the Art Nouveau-style building was originally designed to house the city’s first permanent market. It functioned as such until its closure in 1975 when the market was relocated. After its closure artist Leopoldo Flores persuaded the city government to convert the building into an art space.

"Flores envisioned something magnificent for the space. He saw a huge stained glass mural encircling the entire building and running across the ceiling. Below and within its confines he proposed a botanical garden. The art would show the relationship between man and the universe, the flora that which places man in his ecological environment. The name for the project which has also become the name of the building would be Cosmovitral. An amalgamation of the Spanish words for cosmos and glass, the project would take four years from development to completion.”

Although the ceiling wasn’t completed until 1990, the Cosmovitral opened to the public in 1980. Today its botannical garden contains over 500 plant species from both Mexico State and around the world. The building’s spectacular stained glass centerpiece is called the Hombre Sol or “Sun Man”.

Visit Kuriositas to learn more about and view more photos of Toluca’s astonishing Cosmovitral.

This incredibly awesome Octopus Chandelier is the work of Mason Parker of Mason’s Creations. The tentacular stained glass light fixture measures approximately four feet across, sports eight detachable tentacles, and can be illuminated in three different ways - using just the head, just the tentacles, or by placing real candles in the candleholders held by each curled tentacle.

Mason recently sold this particular octopoid light fixture, but don’t worry, he’s planning to make another one soon. Let’s all start saving our pennies. The finished piece sells for $18,000, so perhaps we can work out some sort of time-sharing scheme.

[via io9]

"Oh, no tears please, for it’s a waste of good suffering."

Artist Nicole Cantú created this terrifyingly awesome stained glass likeness of Pinhead from the Hellraiser series. Entitled Lord of Leviathan, the 24” x 36” Cenobite is Nicole’s contribution to the Something Spooky horror-themed group art show the Guzu Gallery in Austin, Texas.

We love that Pinhead’s unforgettable cranium was crafted in 3D. The piece is mounted inside a light box so that viewers can get the full demonic/angelic effect. He’s currently available for purchase here.
Buyer beware…

[via Obvious Winner]

Ready for some more awesome paper art?

These astonishingly intricate paper sculptures are the work of Virginia-based artist and professor Eric StandleyWe can’t stop staring at them. Eric uses multicoloured, layered paper and a laser cutter to create mesmerizing pieces that bear a remarkable resemblance to stained glass windows.

Visit Design Stories to view more of Eric’s amazing paper sculptures.

Gifted glass painter Judson Portzer created this awesome medieval portrait of the internet’s favourite sour-faced kitty, Tard the Grumpy Cat.
Entitled Sir Grumpsalot, this stained glass piece is part of an upcoming group exhibition taking place at the Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment center in Huntsville, Alabama. The Grumpy Cat Art Project is exactly as wonderful as it sounds - it’s all artwork inspired by “The internet’s grumpiest cat.” (Who isn’t actually grumpy at all.)

There will be an online auction on the Lowe Mill website beginning on Monday, May 27, 2013 and end at 9 PM on May 31st. All proceeds from the auction will go to the contributing artists and to constructing a children’s playground at Lowe Mill. After the online auction ends, there will be a public art reception at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment center on May 31st from 6 PM to 9 PM.

Head over to Laughing Squid to preview more delightfully frowny pieces from The Grumpy Cat Art Project.

Gifted glass painter Judson Portzer created this awesome medieval portrait of the internet’s favourite sour-faced kitty, Tard the Grumpy Cat.

Entitled Sir Grumpsalot, this stained glass piece is part of an upcoming group exhibition taking place at the Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment center in Huntsville, Alabama. The Grumpy Cat Art Project is exactly as wonderful as it sounds - it’s all artwork inspired by “The internet’s grumpiest cat.” (Who isn’t actually grumpy at all.)

There will be an online auction on the Lowe Mill website beginning on Monday, May 27, 2013 and end at 9 PM on May 31st. All proceeds from the auction will go to the contributing artists and to constructing a children’s playground at Lowe Mill. After the online auction ends, there will be a public art reception at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment center on May 31st from 6 PM to 9 PM.

Head over to Laughing Squid to preview more delightfully frowny pieces from The Grumpy Cat Art Project.

We love finding examples of people doing awesomely creative things with stained glass, so we were delighted to encounter the wonderfully geeky work of self-taught stained glass artist Evan Daniels.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Evan’s magnificent windows feature some of our favourite characters from video games such as Metroid, Halo, and Mega Man, superheroes like Iron Man, My Little Pony characters, and even the occasional TARDIS. Head over to Evan’s Etsy shop, MartianGlassWorks, to see more.

[via Kotaku]

By day Michael McLane works as a metallurgical engineer at a steel mill, but by night he’s an artist transforming iconic pop culture imagery into awesome stained-glass lamps. What’s more, he creates these gorgeously geeky objects the same way Louis Comfort Tiffany created his own world famous lamps back in the 1870s — by painstakingly assembling them one piece at a time on a 3D form. Each piece takes between 40 to 60 hours to complete. 

Head over to Wired to learn more about Michael McLane and his awesome lamps. Then check out his new Etsy shop.

"Stained glass maven, Judith Schaechter, recently published images of a very large new stained glass work called The Battle of Carnival and Lent on her blog. She created this work specifically for the Eastern State Penitentiary‘s long running art installation program, to which she was accepted last year.

The Eastern State Penitentiary is an unbelievably exciting venue for Judith to be showing her work. Like Alcatraz in San Francisco, the defunct jail is open to public tours and has Al Capone’s old cell dressed up the way he kept it back in the day (he was jailed in both locations during his career). Eastern State, however, has kept several of its hallways derelict and unswept, abandoned and dirty. Spaces that have been falling apart and eroding over the years since Philadelphia stopped using it in 1971 are kept in their tender state, dusty with caved-in ceilings. In some cells, knots of old tree roots have moved down and in, further eroding the building’s structure and warping what little light enters.

Judith’s work is self-described as “addressing in a non-religious way the psychological border territory between ‘spiritual aspiration’ and human suffering.” Since the penitentiary, the first of its kind in the United States, was meant to spiritually rehabilitate its tenants, and instead wound up psychologically harming many of them, this new work is an authentic interpretation of the structure’s sordid past.

There are three more small pieces Judith needs to make before the full work is fully finished. All will be installed in the transom of Cellblock 11 starting April 1, if not earlier, and will run for eight months. An opening reception for Judith and other artists involved in the program is scheduled for Friday, May 11, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30.”

View more images of Judith’s unbelievably awesome new stained glass creation, including some process shots, over at Creep Machine!