The first session is usually about 2 hours. I guide you through cutting and shaping glass and then discussing your design and the approximate time it will take you to complete.
A typical course entails:
All tools and materials supplied
Suits all ages from 14+
*This is a method made popular by L C Tiffany at the turn of the century.
This copper foil method is suitable for internal use and gives the design a fine detail to any work.
Here are some stunning pieces created in Artglass Designs' tuition workshops
Next we draw the design to full size and select the colours and textures to be used from the large range of stock.
Each piece is then accurately cut and shaped to size and placed next to the previously cut piece.
All the glass pieces are then individually wrapped with copper foil* around the edges and placed back on the board ready for soldering.
This next part looks difficult but because we apply a flux, the solder flows only along the line of the copper foil, giving a neat seam to join the pieces.
To finish off we wrap the entire design in a strong edging frame and apply 'hangers' if required. The panel is then cleaned with soapy water ready to take home.
When a more rugged external work is required we will use the more traditional leaded technique (as used in churches).