A Selection of the Best Stained Glass Books Available
Contemporary Designs Stained Glass Pattern Book
Here’s a chance for traditional stained glass artists to expand their craft with a dynamic modern look. Mixing abstract shapes with elements from nature, this array of 70 exquisite black-and-white patterns includes “Butterfly Breeze,” “Life in a Fish Bowl,” “Peonies,” and others. A 16-page insert displays each lovely design in color.
Stained Glass for Dummies
Discover the artist within and create beautiful stained glass Beautiful stained glass isn’t reserved solely for church windows-it can be used to create intricate patterns in home windows, decorate cabinet doors, patio doors, ceilings, skylights, mirrors, lighting fixtures, garden decorations, and much more. Stained Glass For Dummies provides all the information you need to express your creativity and spruce up your home with this timeless art. You’ll get a full range of art glass instruction, from traditional leaded stained glass to hot glass-working techniques. *Gorgeous full-color design throughout * Includes designs for creating your own stained glass pieces * Hands-on, easy-to-follow exercises help you perfect your skills Packed with practical guidance on everything from obtaining supplies to working safely, Stained Glass For Dummies is the perfect guide for beginner and novice artists and artisans who want to try a hand at this centuries-old art.
The Complete Stained Glass Course: How to Master Every Major Glass Work Technique, with Thirteen Stunning Projects to Create
This work contains 13 step-by-step projects that guide readers through stained glassmaking techniques, including leading, copper-foiling, glass applique, painting and sandblasting. It includes a comprehensive introduction to glass types, cutting techniques, tools and equipment.
40 Great Stained Glass Projects: Includes Full-Size Patterns
How to make angels, candleholders, suncatchers, mirrors, picture frames, garden ornaments and more beautiful stained glass projects from easy to more complex.
Full size patterns for all 40 projects plus two bonus patterns. Detailed instructions illustrated with step-by-step photos. Includes pro tips from an experienced stained glass artist on soldering, working with lead and foil, building 3-D projects, and more. Over 1000 colour photographs.
How to Design Stained Glass
Even readers with no formal design training will learn the basic principles and techniques of stained glass design. Among the key topics: design sources, enlarging and reworking, abstract and representational design, and how to design flat as well as 3-dimensional projects.
A Bit Of History About Stained Glass
The term stained glass refers to colored glass as a material and to works created from it. Throughout its thousand-year history, the term has been applied almost exclusively to the windows of churches and other significant religious buildings. Although traditionally made in flat panels and used as windows, the creations of modern stained glass artists also include three-dimensional structures and sculpture. Modern vernacular usage has often extended the term “stained glass” to include domestic lead light and objets d’art created from foil glasswork exemplified in the famous lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany.
As a material stained glass is glass that has been colored by adding metallic salts during its manufacture, and usually then further decorating it in various ways. The colored glass is crafted into stained glass windows in which small pieces of glass are arranged to form patterns or pictures, held together (traditionally) by strips of lead and supported by a rigid frame. Painted details and yellow stain are often used to enhance the design. The term stained glass is also applied to windows in enamelled glass in which the colors have been painted onto the glass and then fused to the glass in a kiln; very often this technique is only applied to parts of a window. MORE…
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