Stained Glass with Susan Rus

Stained Glass with Susan Rus

Students will learn the basics of the copper-foil method of stained glass making. Subjects covered will include making a pattern, cutting the glass, copper foiling, soldering, and adding the finishing touches to hang your piece. 


Glass cutter
Glass cutting oil (ex. WD40)
Breaking pliers
Grozer pliers
grinding stone , or electric grinder (not necessary but useful)
Solder (60-40)
Soldering iron
¼”copper Foil
Flux and brush
Burnish tool (or pop-sickle stick will work)
Safety glasses
Working surface, instructor preference is homosote (2’x2’)
Clear glass for practicing cutting
Pencil, stiff paper (for pattern), sharpie marker (to make pattern)
“t” pins (or similar) For pattern/holding glass in place
Colored glass for project



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