My original designs are mainly constructed in the copper foil method of stained glass, also known as Tiffany style. Each piece of glass is cut, ground, then wrapped with a copper foil tape. The solder adheres to the copper foil and that’s how the piece is held together.
My styles range from geometric to abstract incorporating materials not usually found in stained glass art such as geode slices, mineral specimens, vintage glass jewels and thrift store finds. Continue reading “Cheryl Stippich”
My work is inspired by the geography and nature that surrounds us, but it can be challenging to represent a landscape, flower or bird in stained glass. I must draw out a design that considers the way that glass will break when scored with a hand-cutter. Most of my work is done in the traditional “copper-foil” method perfected by Tiffany, but I often incorporate an element that has been fused in a kiln, manipulated with a torch or overlaid with molten solder detail on copper. Fusing many layers of stained glass in a very hot kiln comprises some of my work. Continue reading “Marian Miller”