Original Stained Glass in India

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by Saarus Nirhali on Wednesday, December 31, 2014


Session type

Technical level


Britishers introduced the art of Stained Glass to India. Many heritage buildings, churches an old protugese and british homes in Goa, Kerala and Mumbai still have the ancient pieces of stained glass fixed in their homes. Windows and ceilings especially. I wish to re-intriduce this art and talk about its existence in the world and how India needs to get back at it.

I wish to demonstrate to the audience the magical colours of glass that are pre-stained and used for this particular art-form. Help them connect with difference between original stained glass and other forms of art glass that are sold for a cheaper price stating that it is stained glass.


I propose a demo of all stages (basic and advanced) in glass cutting, grinding, foiling and soldering. I would like to start with an introduction to stained glass and how it came into being.

Speaker bio

A law graduate and now an artist, i am trying to revive original stained glass art in India.

Glasshopper is all about reviving the rare art of ‘Orginal Stained Glass’ (Tiffany style) in Bangalore. From shining sun catchers to massive door panels and from corporate gifts in all sizes and shapes to stunning Tiffany styled glass lampshades.