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Fall 2013 **Print**

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From the Editor

Traditional Trends
by Delynn Ellis

Managing Editor Delynn Ellis reminds GPQ readers that fall is the time of year to begin planning the projects we will be making for the upcoming holiday season. Whether they will be gifts for friends and loved ones, suggestions for customers, or decorations for your own treasure trove, Glass Patterns Quarterly is a great place for gathering ideas.


Golden Holiday Wreath
Design, Fabrication, and Text by Chantal Paré

A 16"-diameter glass wreath created with individual glass pieces that are cut, ground, and painted using a variety of techniques, glass types, and materials including grisaille and yellow silver stain. Different brush types and widths are used to create a variety of effects before foiling and soldering the pieces together. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.


Mad Etching Skills-Etched Halloween Haunted Birdhouse
Design, Fabrication, Text, and Photography by Carmen Flores Tanis

A fun etching project using Mad Craft Skills™ Printable Resist Film, which allows artists to create resist designs by copying the design elements onto the film with a laser printer. The house is made from etched Cyan Red dichroic glass, and the roof is copper sheet that is embossed with a cobweb design, then folded. The house is assembled using the copper foil technique.


The Moon by Night
Design and Fabrication by Tingley Glass Studio, Text by Jan Winemiller

A 14"-diameter round stained glass panel that can be created as a separate daytime panel or incorporated into a 20"-diameter nighttime scene. The daytime scene features tree branches and a sky background cut from fractures and streamers glass. The larger nighttime scene uses the smaller panel as the moon shining behind the trees over a dark blue sky. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.


Southwest Boot and Cactus Ornaments-An Introduction to Stained Glass
Design and Fabrication by Alysa Phiel, Text and Photography by Jane McClarren

Two small free-form suncatcher ornaments featuring Southwestern themes. The boot ornament is a small flat panel, while the cactus is assembled using some simple three-dimensional techniques. Copper wire is added to represent the cactus stickers. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.


Fall Maple
Design and Text by Paned Expressions Studios

A 24" x 24" stained glass panel featuring maple leaves in brilliant shades of yellow and orange. Careful color selection and glass grain placement add depth, realism, and texture to the design. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.

The Nutcracker
Design by Christie Wood, Text by Delynn Ellis

A 4‑1/2" X 14" stained glass nutcracker panel reminiscent of the traditional main character from the ballet of the same name. The suggested size would be perfect to use as a window decoration or in a stand next to a fireplace, or the pattern could be downsized to create Christmas tree ornaments. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.


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Penguins Bearing Gifts
Design, Fabrication, and Text by Valerie Adams

Instructions for making free-form fused penguins, little guys carrying various symbols of the holidays that can all be made from scrap glass. Suggestions for assembling the penguins and the tiny decorative pieces they carry are given, as well as firing times and temperatures.


Fused Glass Nativity Ornament
Design, Fabrication, and Text by Jane McCaulley

A fused Nativity scene featuring simple straight-cut glass pieces for the robes, manger, and stable. Small pieces nipped from glass strips are prefired to round them for the heads. The star is cut from dichroic glass for more shimmer. Directions for the correct assembly of the manger pieces and the figures, all of which are cut from 96 COE glass, are provided along with a firing schedule.


Cornucopia Plate
Design, Fabrication, and Text by Lisa Vogt

Instructions for creating a 12"-diameter fused platter with free-form perimeter. A perfect addition to Thanksgiving decor, this platter is decorated with brilliant shades of yellow, orange, amber, and terra cotta. Purple stringer is used to add the detailing to the basket.


Teacher’s Corner-Teaching Tips
by Dennis Brady

Dennis Brady reminds artists that teaching is a skill that can be improved by following some basic suggestions for developing better communication between teacher and student. Planning ahead to anticipate problems that might be encountered during teaching sessions as well as honing presentation skills are important to move teaching from ordinary to extraordinary.


My Thick Skull-Glow-in-the-Dark Fused Halloween Plate
Design, Fabrication, and Text by Leslie Gibbs

Photography by Jon Gibbs

A 12" x 12" fused plate with glowing skull. This fused and slumped project, which makes a great addition to Halloween decor, is created using black iridescent glass for the base, clear for the sealing layer, and glow-in-the-dark powder for the skull design. A schedule for fusing and slumping the plate are included.


Fractal Ornament and Gift Box
Design, Fabrication, and Text by Susan McGarry

A 2‑1/2" x 2‑1/2" fractal ornament and 3‑1/2" x 3‑1/2" small box top insert. The fractal designs, fascinating geometric figures of a never ending pattern, are made by combing glass noodles and rods that are selected by color and weight and used to fill a mold. They are then fused together to make a pattern bar. Slices are cut from the bar for the ornament and box top. Firing schedules for forming the bars are included.


Modern Victorian
Design by Christie Wood, Text by Delynn Ellis

A 15‑1/2" x 45‑3/4" stained glass panel featuring a stylized Victorian fleur-de-lis. Shades of purple, rose, and green form the design, which stands against a background of clear hammered iridescent glass. Careful selection of glass colors and grain direction adds interest to the panel. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.


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.


Santa
Design by Jean Beaulieu, Text by Darlene Welch

A 24" x 16‑1/2" stained glass panel featuring Santa in his gift-filled sleigh. The free-form perimeter and see-through sleigh runners add interest to the design. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.


Christmas Tree
Design by Jean Beaulieu, Text by Darlene Welch

An 11" x 12" free-form oval stained glass panel with Christmas tree. Sparkling gold balls and a shining star topper decorate the tree. A three-dimensional feel is accomplished by letting the bottom branches of the tree break free from the oval near the bottom of the panel. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.


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