This is the second of three videos exploring Stained Glass Plating (layering). The first video concentrated on the ‘big names in plating’, Tiffany and Robert Oddy, showing how they used plating to bring their stained glass alive.
You can see #1 Video here if you missed it.
#2 Video breaks the plating process down into small, manageable pieces so that you can:
- see how it’s done and
- understand that you can achieve all the wonderful effects with just 2 layers of glass.
Plating doesn’t have to be 5 layers of glass thick, weigh a ton and take a year to make!
If you’re thinking your current skills can’t possibly be good enough to master this technique, have a look at this checklist:
- You can cut glass to a pattern
- You can solder a foiled panel together to a pattern
- You know how to clean and polish
Are you surprised at the list? I bet you thought it would be way more difficult. Chances are, you already have the skills to give this technique a try and are ready to discover effects not found in a single layer of glass.
Once you get started with all the colours and effects it’ll be hard to imagine doing stained glass in flat panels ever again.
I hope you’re now inspired to give plating a try yourself?
“It was almost magical watching the class videos as I got to see how two different ‘normal’ panels went together to create depth and texture, shading, interest and beauty in a way that just isn’t available outside of plating.” Stephanie Klenka Mitchell