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.
December 13, 2002: The Making of an S-Shaped Sliver: A Picture Essay
An almost-rectangular piece of green glass. A glued-down S-shape of pattern paper. As many concentric scores as would fit on the sharper of the two inside curves. Breaking out the concentric scores. One at a time. Easy does it. Until a lovely-smooth inside curve is all that remains.
Do it again on the other inside curve. Break out the second curve, then break away the small outside curves. Mean, green, and serpentine.

Not pictured: fucking up one's second green S-shape, halfway through breaking out its first inside curve. You didn't need to see that.

Posted by Michelle on December 13, 2002 12:28 AM

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