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tiffany technique

The copper foil method was made famous by Louis Comfort Tiffany in the early 1900’s, when he acquired the patent from Stanford Bray for his copper foil technique of constructing stained glass pieces.  The copper foil technique involves wrapping each piece of glass in a copper foil tape, and then soldering them together.  Louis Comfort used this technique in constructing elaborate stained glass lamps and windows, as it allowed for a much greater level of detail than the traditional lead channel came method.

stained glass method

The traditional method of surrounding glass pieces with lead channel came and soldering the joints together was first written about in the late 11th century.  It was the method used for constructing large church windows and is still in use today.  It is best suited for designs with larger and simpler shapes.  The detail you see on many church windows is actually painted onto the glass.

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“The sun catcher that Esther made for me based on my wishes and plans turned out beautiful. I intended it as a gift to my best friend, Esther even put a small message card next to the glass picture.”


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