Why is working in stained glass important to you?

I’m new to stained glass myself, and I love it! I enjoy the challenge of it. At first it was a little scary working with glass (and still is sometimes) because it can break and cut you if you’re not careful. Now that I’m gaining a little competence, it’s very exciting. Plus, my piece is coming together nicely.

I’m still on my first project: a mosaic wall hanging. The next class project involves soldering.

I’d like to hear what others who work (or worked) in stained glass feel about the medium. I’d love to hear your stories if you’d like to share. Thank you!