Art Glass, Tools & Supplies Est. 1984
Stained Glass Artisan Studio Kit
Stained Glass Artwork is commonly found in restaurants, residential homes, and commercial businesses. The Metro Area of most Canadian cities is rich in glass art. Glass Art can be attributed to professional studios while many other pieces are created by part-time hobby artisans in a home studio setting. Art Glass groups are found in Schools and Community Centers across Canada. All that is required is a few tools, some glass supplies, a little instruction, and you too can be producing advanced-level stained glass art.
This Stained Glass Artisan Studio Kit can be customized to meet your specific needs. Choose between the Copper Foil Method or Lead Came Method or select both. Not sure of the difference, Read More here
Lead Came versus Copper Foil Method - The difference.
Lead Came Method
The traditional method for making stained glass uses lead came, long strips of lead shaped into a H or U channel. Most lead came bends easily for curved glass pieces. Most lead came is easily cut to size, glass fits into the channels of the lead, and all joints of the lead came are soldered together. Putty or cement can be applied to weather-proof and adds structural strength.
Lead Came Method Main Features
Copper Foil Method
The Copper Foil technique was developed to allow for the construction of three-dimensional glass objects like lampshades. Copper Foil tape is applied to all edges of each glass piece. All pieces of glass, each wrapped in copper foil tape are laid together and then soldered together. The soldering covers all copper foil tape, front and back. Copper Foil method works better for intricate designs with small pieces like lampshades, suncatchers or panels.
Copper Foil Method Features
The Stained Glass Artisan Studio Kit follows the instruction methods and construction style introduced in the book, Introduction to Stained Glass. A Step by Step Teaching Manual which includes 17 Full-Size Patterns. Since 1985 this printed publication is the number one industry best-seller for Art Glass Copper Foil Tape and Lead Came instruction. View project details by Read More here
|Project Number and Name||Construction
|Degree of Difficulty.
1 low to 5 high.
Height x Width.
|Square Feet of Glass
|1 – Diamond Panel (Bevels)||Copper Foil or Lead Came||1||20||10 x 8||Not including bevels 0.50|
|2 – Sunset Panel||Copper Foil or Lead Came||1||8||10 x 8||1.50|
|3 – Butterfly Suncatcher||Copper Foil||1||5||7 x 4||0.6|
|4 – Rainbow & Cloud Suncatcher||Copper Foil||2||6||4 x 9||0.6|
|5 – Standing Angel Suncatcher||Copper Foil||2||8||6.5 x 3||0.50|
|6 – Dove Suncatcher||Copper Foil||1||4||5 x 6||0.50|
|7 – Fruit Cluster Suncatcher||Copper Foil||2||7||4 x 5.5||0.25|
|8 – Six Sided Flower Pot||Copper Foil||2||13||6 x 5||2.00|
|9 – Eight Sided Flower Pot||Copper Foil||2||17||6 x 7||2.50|
|10 – Traditional Cone Lamp Shade||Copper Foil||3||24||12 sides. 7.5 x 13.25||2.50|
|11 – Classic Lamp Shade||Copper Foil||4||50||10 sides. 9.5 x 13.5||4.50|
|12 – Floral Lamp Shade||Copper Foil||5||45||10 sides. 9 x 12.5||4.25|
|13 – Floral Tray with Dividers||Copper Foil||3||18||10.25 x 8.25||3.00|
|14 – Floral Lidded Box||Copper Foil||3||18||7 x 3.5||1.50|
|15 – Sailboat Panel||Copper Foil||3||15||10 x 8||0.60|
|16 – Cattail Panel||Copper Foil||4||28||15 x 10||2.75|
|17 – Floral Panel||Copper Foil and Lead Came||5||67||15 x 10||2.10|
* Total amount of glass needed to complete all 17 projects – approximately 30.25 square feet
Studio Kits include these Essential Must-Have Tools.
Step 1 - Customize Your Studio Kit - Select a Glass Cutter - Listed in order of popularity
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Step 2 - Customize Your Studio Kit - Select a Glass Grinder - Listed in order of popularity
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Step 3 - Customize Your Artisan Kit - Select a Technique – Copper Foil
Step 4 - Customize Your Artisan Kit - Select a Technique - Lead Came
Step 5 - Lead Came Putty/Cement Select here
Cement or Putty For Lead Came
Here is a recipe for cement that you can mix at home. This recipe has been used many times with great success by our customers and in our old learning center.
• Accurately measure and thoroughly mix ingredients to the consistency of putty.
• Consistency would allow cement to be pushed into the gaps of lead channel and remain in position.
• Lay panel flat and let dry, approximately 24 hours.
Step 6 – Customize Your Artisan Kit - Select some Glass
Art glass and beveled glass pieces in this kit are custom selected to complete Project 1 and Project 2 in the book Introduction to Stained Glass. A Step by Step Teaching Manual
Step 7 - Other Important Essentials Found at Home
Prepare for your Art Glass Learning Experience. Have ready these household items, recommendations are from the included teaching manual.
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We hope you enjoyed customizing your Stained Glass Artisan Studio Kit. Whatever you have chosen please rest assured your selections will be an excellent start in learning the necessary skills required to create unique and impressive glass art.
Thank you from Kona Stained Glass.