Creative and practical, Kicking Glass is a step-by-step guide for those wanting to practice the popular craft of stained glass.
From simple suncatchers and boho lamps to exquisite 3D constructions and delicately-poised glass butterflies, experienced artist Neile Cooper guides you through the magical world of stained glass with a creative handbook for both the novice and more experienced crafter alike.
Beautifully illustrated with photographs of Neile's own work including her glorious glass cabin in the woods as well as pieces from some of today's most stylish designers, Kicking Glass is packed with ideas to guide and inspire.
This book provides comprehensive technical instruction in the copper foil method, covering everything from tools and supplies to exploratory techniques such as including foraged and found objects into your work. Skills are demonstrated through tutorials with photos, instructional drawings and 16 stunning patterns. Whether you're looking to decorate your windows, create lovely gifts for friends and family or design your own epic masterpiece, Kicking Glass is the essential modern guide to stained glass making.
“A thorough, enthusiastic guide to the art, full of beautiful projects, helpful advice, and inspiring thoughts from working stained glass artists” —Foreword
“Novices can expect all the familiar faces of how-to books: tools and supplies, an examination of materials, and clear directions on finishing, all well illustrated with quality color photographs.” —Booklist
“Neile's warm and supportive approach comes across as she shares the vision behind the creation of her own sanctuary – a cabin in her garden that she is lovingly decorating with reclaimed window frames and stained glass designs based on her love of the natural world. [...] 'Kicking Glass' offers comprehensive training and a liberal helping of motivation through beautiful imagery and practical designs to try.” —Contemporary Glass Society
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