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Lights and Perfections

by the students of Andrew Kosorok's Stained Glass class

In ancient scripture, the Urim and Thummin (Lights and Perfections) is described as being of glowing, molten glass. The glass classes at BYU work with differing aspects of glass: the glass blowing students work with glass in its molten state; the stained glass students work with glass in its cooled, rigid form. Both classes are learning how to use this ancient art medium, using techniques taught by the Egyptians and Romans (glass blowing), and by medieval Europeans (stained glass). Regardless of technique, the true beauty of glass is revealed only as light passes through it—recalling to mind that King Mosiah saw truth clearly when he gazed through the Urim and Thummin.

Few of us are masters yet, but we are excited to share what we are learning.