Managing Editor Delynn Ellis reminds readers that the Spring 2014 issue of Glass Patterns Quarterly is filled with tutorials offering special tips to help artists capture the delicate petals and luminescent wings of springtime in glass.
April Windflowers Window Design, Fabrication, and Text by Chantal Paré
A 17‑1/2" x 25‑3/4" stained glass panel featuring anemones, also known as windflowers. The lush spring blooms are set against a Clear Rain Water glass background that evokes April showers, while the three-dimensional stamens give the project a decidedly modern twist. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.
Porcelain Lithophanes-Framing Panels with Head Glass Design, Fabrication, and Text by Cathy Claycomb
Cathy Claycomb shares techniques for using head and edge glass to frame delicate purchased porcelain lithophane panels. Tips for properly mitering the corners of the frame and bringing uneven outer border edges together with glass globs are included. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.
Sunburst Suncatcher-An Introduction to Stained Glass Design and Fabrication by Alysa Phiel, Text and Photography by Jane McClarren
Alysa Phiel brings manufactured bevels and scrap glass together to create a colorful sun-themed suncatcher that is quick and easy to complete. Tips are included for helping beginning stained glass enthusiasts learn proper techniques for cutting, foiling, and assembling projects. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.
The Therapeutic Value of Mosaic Teamwork by Janae Polish
Recreational therapist and artist Janae Polish uses art to reach clients of all age groups and a wide spectrum of disabilities. A mosaic sculpture display stand, one of their recent projects, was created from a reclaimed plaster column covered with fused and slumped glass leaves, seashells, round glass pebbles, and pearls. Tips for planning mosaic designs are included.
Twofers-Etching Two Designs from One Stencil Design, Fabrication, and Text by Ruth Dobbins
Etching artist and educator, Ruth Dobbins, shares ways to get two etched bowl projects from one set of stencils by using gingko leaf designs to create one regular and one reverse-etched project. Information for applying a protective coating to etched objects is also offered.
Dove of Peace Design by Jean Beaulieu, Text by Delynn Ellis
An 8"-diameter circular stained glass panel with free-form border. The dove’s feathers are created with wispy glass, which enhances the artistic movement and textures of the design. The dove can be a singular panel or inserted into a larger composition. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.
16-Page Full-Size Pattern Section
Red-Eyed Tree Frog Design by Aanraku Glass Studios, First rendering by Dannette Diaz, Text by Delynn Ellis
A 6" x 12" stained glass panel featuring a red-eyed tree frog clinging to a large leaf. Bright colors enhance this design by Hirouki Kobayashi and Jeffrey Castaline. The project can be created separately as a small panel or as part of a table lamp. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.
Fused Iridescent Dragonfly Design, Fabrication, Text, and Photography by Wesley R. Wong
Two different techniques for creating fused iridescent three-dimensional dragonflies. The wings can either be cut and ground, reassembled, and filled with frit, or the design can be painted in with Glassline paints to produce more subtle veining. A tack fuse firing schedule and instructions for assembling the wings and body are provided.
Mad Etching Skills-Etched Garden Mosaic Table Design, Fabrication, and Text by Carmen Flores Tanis
A 15" x 13" mosaic design installed in the wooden tray top of a small purchased table. Ribbon designs displaying text plus floral and leaves are etched onto glass using Mad Craft Skills Printable Resist Film. The design elements are then cut, fire-polished, attached to the tray with adhesive, and finished with grout.
Capturing Sunflowers in Glass Design, Fabrication, Text, and Photography by Erica Biery Collins Edited by Jennifer Walkovich
A 10"-diameter fused and slumped sunflower dish created with glass petals cut from multiple shades of yellow and amber and layered in the mold. The center is filled with brown, amber, and black frit to represent the flower’s seeds. Tack-fuse and slumping schedules are included.
Wall Vase-Deep Pockets without the Hassle Design, Fabrication, and Text by Petra Kaiser
A rectangular fused wall pocket created using a mold formed from Kaiser Lee Board. A fiber tube is placed in the well between the two strips of Kaiser Lee Board to maintain the vase interior. Firing schedules are provided plus tips for various ways to use Wissmach Luminescent™ Glass from Wismach for the vase walls.
Glories in the Garden Design and Fabrication by Emily Zuccaro, Text by Leslie Gibbs Photography by Jon Gibbs
A 5" x 5" square fused glass design installed in a durable metal garden stake. Design elements are cut, ground, and decorated with frit and glass paint. The pieces are then attached to the clear glass base with craft glue. To finish, the project is given a dimensional fuse.
What’s New by Darlene Welch
Information on the latest in books and patterns plus new glass and tools for hot, warm, and cold glass artists and hobbyists. This is the perfect place to keep up with the innovations that will make working in glass easier and more enjoyable.
Oversized Leaves Design by Christie Wood, Text by Delynn Ellis
A 24" x 75" rectangular stained glass panel featuring a willowy spray of leaves over a warm sunset background. The design is based on a natural depiction of real flowers taken from photographs to showcase nature at its finest. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.
Stained Glass Supply Shops
Hydrangea Wreath Design by Christie Wood, Text by Darlene Welch
A 25‑1/2" x 25" free-form circular stained glass panel featuring sprays of hydrangea flowers in shades of blue and purple. Careful selection of glass colors and grains adds a feeling of depth and realism to the design. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.