Adventures in Dangerous Art
I'm learning the art (or is it a craft?) of stained glass. At this weblog, I record progress, note useful links, and document flesh wounds.


The Art League
Where I took a lead class and a 3D construction class.

Weisser Glass Studio
Where I buy supplies, and where I took a foil class.

Virginia Stained Glass Co.
Where I buy supplies if I happen to be in Springfield and if they happen to have what I want.

Great prices on supplies, a lively and helpful Glass Chat message board, and excellent Technical Tips on stained glass tools and techniques.

Glass Galleries Links List
A list of Glass Chat users who've uploaded photos of their work.

The StoreFinder: Stained Glass Store Front
Lots of articles. Tutorials
Even more articles. Particularly recommended: "Anatomy of a design" and "Wood frames."
Courtesy of Google Groups.

Nancy's Beginner Tips and Tricks
Scoring, breaking, soldering, finishing, and more.

Splinter Removal Tips

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Someone out there is using XML for something... right?

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It's a glass cutter.
October 28, 2002: Shiny, Cheery Copper-Foil Swastikas
Posted a question to Warner-Crivellaro's Glass Chat regarding how to cut lead came at a sharper angle than my lead clippers can handle. Received in return some very useful pointers, plus one not-really-germane-to-my-actual-question rant on the existental nature of a snug lead joint and the foolishness of those who would spend their time trying to achieve such.

It's good to know that if I've really really got a hankering for a knock-down-drag-out online argument about some utterly irrelevant point, that even a venue so seemingly innocuous as a stained-glass forum will provide numerous opportunities from which to pick and choose... I guess.

Curiosity led me to search the Glass Chat archive for any instance of the word "Hitler". I received zero results. I elect to believe that this means the Search function must be broken.

But here's a fun trivia fact: there is at least one stained-glass portrait of Hitler in existence. An Episcopal church in Tulsa apparently has a heaven-and-hell-themed window depicting "evil leaders of the 20th century," and what such window could be complete without the inclusion of the Führer?

Posted by Michelle on October 28, 2002 11:40 AM

were writing a song named, Stained Glass Hitler.
just thought i'd see what was out there as far as ideas.

Posted by: alien jesus on November 5, 2003 04:36 AM

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