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= Lantern (Christmas 2011) =
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= Foreward =
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I've been dabbling in stained glass since the fall of 2008, when I took a class at the Touchstone Center for the Arts as a birthday present.
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My preferred tool is the Fletcher 01-122 'Gold Ball' cutter, due to its flexibility, low cost, and easy availability. I even use the little notches for breaking thin cuts.
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I'm considering the carbide wheel version, but I'd like to try one out first.
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My favorite glass to work with is a opaque black glass (actually, a very dark brown). It's wonderful for bringing out deep shadows in otherwise over-illuminated scenes.
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My most hated glass is a wavy-on-both-sides yellow that I (foolishly) needed to make arc cuts in. Very pretty, but almost impossible to cut without curving into the wrong spot.
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= Projects =
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== Attic Window 2009 ==
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[[File:Window-Night-2009.jpg|400px]]
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Constructed for myself, Summer 2009.
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45 pieces, 14 colors of glass.
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Total construction time, 20 hours.
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== Christmas 2011 ==
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=== Swamp Theme ===
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[[File:Swamp-Dawn.jpg|400px]]
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Constructed for Robin McMullan, Christmas 2011.
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[[File:Swamp-Evening.jpg|400px]]
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Constructed for N. Richard and Dianne McMullan, Christmas 2011.
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[[File:Swamp-Night.jpg|400px]]
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Constructed for Dianna and Alan Williams, Christmas 2011.
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Total construction time for all 3 pieces: 25 hours
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=== Lantern ===
  
 
[[File:Lantern-2011-12.jpg|400px]]
 
[[File:Lantern-2011-12.jpg|400px]]
  
 
Constructed for Thomas and Constance Merriman, Christmas 2011.
 
Constructed for Thomas and Constance Merriman, Christmas 2011.
 
Four panels, 40 pieces, 15 colors of glass.
 
  
 
Total construction time: 8 hours.
 
Total construction time: 8 hours.

Latest revision as of 14:12, 28 December 2011

Foreward

I've been dabbling in stained glass since the fall of 2008, when I took a class at the Touchstone Center for the Arts as a birthday present.

My preferred tool is the Fletcher 01-122 'Gold Ball' cutter, due to its flexibility, low cost, and easy availability. I even use the little notches for breaking thin cuts.

I'm considering the carbide wheel version, but I'd like to try one out first.

My favorite glass to work with is a opaque black glass (actually, a very dark brown). It's wonderful for bringing out deep shadows in otherwise over-illuminated scenes.

My most hated glass is a wavy-on-both-sides yellow that I (foolishly) needed to make arc cuts in. Very pretty, but almost impossible to cut without curving into the wrong spot.

Projects

Attic Window 2009

Window-Night-2009.jpg

Constructed for myself, Summer 2009.

45 pieces, 14 colors of glass.

Total construction time, 20 hours.

Christmas 2011

Swamp Theme

Swamp-Dawn.jpg

Constructed for Robin McMullan, Christmas 2011.

Swamp-Evening.jpg

Constructed for N. Richard and Dianne McMullan, Christmas 2011.

Swamp-Night.jpg

Constructed for Dianna and Alan Williams, Christmas 2011.

Total construction time for all 3 pieces: 25 hours

Lantern

Lantern-2011-12.jpg

Constructed for Thomas and Constance Merriman, Christmas 2011.

Total construction time: 8 hours.