June 6 - 12, 2022
Creating with Came and Copper Foil: Advanced Leaded Glass with Ted Ellison
This class will start with a tour of the oldest art glass producer in the United States, Kokomo Opalescent Glass, founded in 1888. Students will purchase glass for their projects from the factory that supplied glass for windows designed by Tiffany Studios, Frank Lloyd Wright and Greene & Greene. Ted will teach students advanced techniques through the creation of two projects: a leaded panel in the Prairie School style and a copper foil panel in the organic style. The leaded project is inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries and their uniquely American style of stained glass. The organic copper foil project is inspired by the aesthetics of Greene & Greene, where foil and solder are used to form branches, leaves and flowers. Students will select from three designs for each project, based on their skill level.
Class members will take away an understanding of design and fabrication necessary to build their own windows, through detailed demonstrations of essential techniques. Hand tools, strip cutting, glass selection and finishing techniques will be explored. If you’ve ever wanted to learn advanced leaded glass techniques, this class if for you! This workshop is for students with some leaded glass experience.