2-day panel workshop: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
December 16 & 17, 2023 – SOLD OUT
March 16 & 17, 2024
$175 + $40 materials fee payable to the instructor at time of class.
Barbara Konschak will be your guide as you learn how to safely build a Stained Glass Panel with either lead or copper foil. No prior experience or skill needed. In this class you will learn how to cut out your pattern, cut glass, foil, and solder your panel. Participants will be able to choose from three patterns and create your own color scheme. If you have a particular piece of glass you’d like to use you are welcome to bring it to the class. You will complete one 8″x10″ panel. Enjoy it on display in your home or give it as a gift.
Leaded Stained Glass goes way back to medieval times. The glass is cut to a pattern and then, instead of copper foil, lead came is used to join the pieces together. This comes in 6ft lengths and is cut to size and bent around the glass shapes. Then each join is soldered, before the panel is cemented to make it strong and weatherproof. It is then polished. It is more durable and able to withstand weather. Cathedral windows are constructed using this method.
Copper Foil Stained glass is the technique developed by L.C. Tiffany. The glass is cut to a pattern, and is then wrapped around the edges with a sticky copper tape. This tape is then covered with a bead of solder, which has patina applied to it before being polished.
Our workshop will be held in our newly renovated spacious heated barn which allows students their own socially distanced workspace. Students will be provided with a set of tools to use during this class. Bring a bagged lunch and water.
Barbara has been creating stained glass since 1990. She had attended private lessons for 2 years with the late John Keegan, a well known stained glass artist of John Keegan & Co., located in Bucks County, PA.