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Stained Glass Snowflakes

Stained Glass Snowflakes

  • Dates: Dec 14, Dec 21 2019
  • Location: Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen
  • Region: Lancaster Area
  • Address: 335 N. Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: (717) 431-8706
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Price: $76 (members); $85 (non-members)
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Instructor: Dan Hayward

Skill Level: Beginner

During this one-day workshop, glass artist Dan Hayward will share his techniques for creating "snowflakes" from stained glass. Dan will help participants through each of the steps from selecting materials, shaping with a grinder, applying copper foil, positioning the pieces, soldering, and finishing. The end result will be a piece from 5"-6" in diameter which will provide a festive accent in any window year-round.

Participants will be able to select pre-cut diamond shapes from a variety of colors and textures of glass, a piece for the center of the snowflake and half-marbles to fit between the points. Persons with prior experience with cutting glass may also cut their own diamond shapes if desired.

Each person should be able to finish 2-3 snowflakes during the workshop. All tools, equipment, and materials included in the workshop fee.

Beginners are welcome and will quickly learn the simple procedures necessary to create a snowflake.

Those with prior experience with stained glass will find that helpful in terms of having a comfort level with the tools, allowing you to complete more pieces . . . . plus you will learn new techniques (e.g., tinning, positioning a free-form object, use of the Morton system for cutting repetitive shapes) and use different materials (e.g., half-marbles) which may provide inspiration for designing your own patterns for stained glass panels.


Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen

Stained Glass Snowflakes