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Fall 2010 **Print**

Fall 2010 **Print**
Brand: Glass Patterns Quarterly Magazine
Product Code: 0101GPQFA10Print
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Letter from the Editor
by Maureen James
Celebrating a milestone anniversary for Glass Patterns Quarterly. This Fall 2010 issue of GPQ marks twenty-five years of providing inspiration, information, and great tutorials for creating glass art. Beginning as a stained glass tutorial magazine, GPQ has expanded over the years to include all types of glass projects covering all skill levels.

Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Gallery

A glimpse into the fascinating world of glass art through a gallery that features the work of some of GPQ’s favorite designers and instructors. These gallery pages show the phenomenal artwork that can be created in glass.

Agate Lantern—An Introduction to Stained Glass
Design by Michael C. Thomas
A 3" x 3"x 6” beginner contemporary lantern with simple panels and an agate inset. Variations in the design can be created by adding additional agates, replacing the agate with a different motif, or using only the panels with no insets. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.

The Art of Choosing the Right Soldering Iron
by Karen Carney
Information on the most important things to consider when selecting a soldering iron. Basic considerations include deciding a price range that works and how many irons will be needed to cover all of an artist’s needs. Additional miscellaneous tips are also offered for making a wise choice.

Moravian Star
Design by Lidia K. Anderson
A three-dimensional stained glass star ornament. Strips of glass are cut into triangles and assembled into star points and, finally, into the completed star. Silver-back copper foil is used to finish the edges of the glass pieces.

Mallard in Flight
Design by Casey Koller
A 10-1/2”x 8" stained glass panel featuring a mallard and cattails. This outdoor scene makes the perfect finishing touch for the decor of anyone who enjoys birds, nature, and the great outdoors. Careful glass selection adds to the realism of the pieces, especially on the duck’s feathered back. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.

Pinecone Wreath
Design by Terra Parma
An 8" x 9" free-form holiday wreath panel. This Christmas wreath is made of overlapping pinecones that are decorated with ribbon and hanging jingle bells. Texture is added to the pinecones and ribbon through careful selection and placement of the glass. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.

16-Page Full-Size Pattern Section

Holiday Spirit
Design by Leslie Gibbs
A 6-1/2" free-form fused and slumped evergreen dish. The molded white-and-green background is decorated with a smaller, centered evergreen tree cutout. Fusing and slumping firing schedules are included along with tip for finishing the piece. This piece will make the perfect holiday gift for anyone who loves the symbols of Christmas.

Caroling through the Snow
Designs by Laura Tayne, Kathleen Tayne, and Terra Parma
A set of free-form caroling woodland creatures. This stained glass scene is made up of freestanding evergreens covered with snow plus a caroling raccoon, mouse, cardinal, bluebird, and Christmas bunny. Careful glass selection and placement adds realism to the glass figures. These Christmas critters and trees were constructed using the copper foil technique.

Elemental Beach Sunset
Design by Margot Clark
An 11" x 28" contemporary fused panel decorated with enamel paints. The four elements—earth, wind, fire, and water—are all represented with multiple colors of transparent enamels that are applied on the bottom layer of the piece and then covered with a float-glass top. Simple Leaf in Firelight and Gold plus broken pieces of tempered glass are used to add accents to the panel. A firing schedule is included.

Thick-Channel Pendants
Design by Stephanie O’Toole
A multicolored fused glass pendant created with many colors and types of compatible glass pieces. The pendant is formed in a mold by layering the various glasses. A piece of clear glass forms a second layer. After the bar is fused, it is sliced into pieces of different sizes for the pendants.

The Kiln Corner—Kiln Diagnostics
by Arnold Howard
Information for troubleshooting problems with glass kilns. Tips include a list of kiln components, ways to tell whether a controller needs to be replaced, and reasons why a kiln might not be heating up properly.

Dogwood Window
Design by Randolph Raum
A floral stained glass panel with variations on shape, size, and the inclusion of bevels. More realism and depth are achieved in the branches by building up the texture with lead lines. Tips are also offered for selecting the perfect glass to use for capturing the leaves and flowers. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.

Graceful Calla Lilies
Design by Terra Parma
A 12" x 20" stained glass floral panel featuring calla lilies set off by a curved interior border. The lilies look even creamier against the central background and the double border. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.

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