Images of Stained Glass From Readers
I’m calling this the “Gallery of Marvellousness“. It’s a compilation of some of the wonderful stained glass images that have been shared recently by my lovely readers.
Once again I am bowled over by the imagination and creativity you all share.
If you find looking at images inspiring and like contemporary stained glass, you might like this book by Kate Baden Fuller (paid, thanks!) Each artist talks a bit about what inspires them, along with lots of full colour images.
I’m constantly amazed by both the imagination and quality of the work that gets sent to me. And the subject matters! Talk about wide-ranging, from flowers and birds to butterflies and fish. From cars to cranes – yes, mechanical cranes – and small to LARGE. It’s an astonishing range.
Readers’ Stained Glass
Once again I’ve been delighted with the work sent to me by my readers. You’re all so talented. I’ll let you see for yourself…
Thanks to all who contributed and sorry if yours didn’t make it into this gallery – it’ll be in the next one! Look out for the older galleries below this one too.
Jerry Kravetzker has made an ingenious short Work-In-Progress video of his gorgeous stained glass.
It’s a very effective way of showing all the work that goes into making a panel – perhaps the idea could be used to help sell a piece?
*students of my classes are members of my Facebook community called the Stained Glass Hub = Hubbits (as in from Texas = Texans!)
We’re coming to the end of 2020. What a challenging year it’s been for us all. I don’t know about you but stained glass has kept my hands busy and my head sane!
Students of my online classes have been making some stunning creations. There is HUGE talent on display. Here’s the latest Gallery of Marvellousness to prove it.
Thanks to all who gave permission to share their work for others’ inspiration. Bring on 2021! Happy festivities, everyone 🙂
My oh my, do we have some HUGE talents in the Stained Glass Hub!
Choose any stained glass image you’d like to see bigger by clicking on it and scroll through the slideshow format. Sit back and be inspired and delighted.
Flying Fish Assembly
If Bruce Hutchin’s Flying Fish (above) caught your attention and you’d like to know how he assembles it, here’s his explanation:
- I use the appropriate length of 1/2 inch zinc came along with wood dowel rod 3/16″ for the hanging bar.
- I make my own rings by wrapping 20 ga wire(tinned) around a very small allen wrench and cut the rings to single pcs. with nippers, flatten them out.
- Solder them on perimeter of sections.
- I hang using 10lb fishing line. The knots are just 5 wraps and back thru the loop at the rings.
- Hanging tool is a copper wire length, 8 gauge, bare wire, about 24 inches, can buy at any hardware store.
- I tie sections to the hanging tool using slip knots and adjust position and length.
- Tack in place using a smidge of Shoo Goo.
- I transfer the hanging tool (wire) to my work table top and pin in place using tacks, letting fish hang off bench.
- Then I put the Came under the lines and adjust to proper position laterally.
- I then put ShooGoo into the channel and press the wooden dowel into the channel, trapping the fishing line.
- Before the Shoo Goo sets up I run 30lb fishing line thru the Came channel to form a hanging loop.
- I can then hang the whole thing and adjust to final length. Adjustments can be done for a couple of days, if necessary.
A big thanks to all those who shared their stained glass work.
PIN IT FOR LATER…