Previous AA2A Artist
Having worked as a painter and etcher for a long time, I started making stained glass a few years ago, picking up the skills more or less as I went along. Eventually I made some free-standing pieces of stained, leaded glass, which worked but looked and were very fragile. I applied to AA2A to investigate alternatives and the two pieces here are the result so far. Initially I tried fusing, but the temperature required destroyed the special qualities in the glass I was using and there was a lot of breakage. I am now bonding fine quality stained glass on to sturdy clear commercial glass and intend to make bigger pieces and experiment with different glues.
Title unknown by Frans Wesselman. Photo University of Wolverhampton.
Stained, leaded glass.