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Scott Miller


Medieval Stained-glass Windows

(Dr. Mary Jo McNamara, Advisor)


Scott Miller

Since the waning of the Middle Ages, window making has remained a
peripheral art that receives scant attention from artists and less
attention from the public. While the arts of textiles, ceramics, and
printmaking have shed their distinction as ?minor? arts, stained glass
is rarely conceived as a viable art form. The great irony of this
attitude is the public?s great esteem for medieval glass. In my
presidential project, I will build a stained glass window depicting the
Seven Liberal Arts. Through research into method and practice in the
Middle Ages, I will incorporate stylistic and technical processes
native to the middle of the fourteenth century, the heyday of stained
glass production.