Stained glass is different from Leadlight, and the two are often confused. Both stained glass and leaded or leadlight windows contain coloured glass, or some might say “stained glass”. While both create beautiful windows, the costs can be extraordinarily different.
Stained glass work is usually used in biblical context in church surroundings or other religious buildings. Pieces are individually hand painted and go through a kiln firing process. This process can take up to 14 applications of paint and firing to achieve the desired effect. The intense labour required can sometimes increase the cost to 10x that of original leaded or leadlight windows.