If you are wondering what making stained glass art involves, here is a brief description of the process as shown by stained glass artist, Karen Wegienek. Every piece starts with a basic concept that is translated into pieces of glass which are then assembled using one of the three methods illustrated here: copper foil, lead or kiln-formed (fused) glass.
WHAT COMES NEXT?
Once the piece has been designed, cut and laid out, it is assembled in one of three methods illustrated below: copper foil, lead or fused glass. Each method has it’s own set of advantages and challenges. And that’s part of the fun.
Copper Foil Method
Fused Glass Method