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Archive: February 2013
The Aviary by Simon Alderson
Posted: 27th February 2013 by Creative Glass GuildMarch 2013 will see the second exhibition at Creative Glass Guild’s Exhibition Space.Open every day!The second show in Creative Glass Guild’s exhibition space comes from glass artist Simon Alderson.Simon graduated from Sunderland University in 2010 with a degree in Glass and Ceramics. He works with stained and fused glass and has a particular passion for traditional glass pa...... Read more
Fusing Glass - How to fuse glass?
Posted: 21st February 2013 by Creative Glass GuildFusing glass and metal dates back thousands of years to Egyptian times - around 2000 BC. Fusing was the primary method of making small glass objects until the glass blow pipe (pontil) was invented. These pieces were small and generally made for jewellery or small figurines. This method of heating sand (silica) and colouring agents with metals to very high temperatures was th...... Read more
Stained glass or coloured glass?
Posted: 20th February 2013 by Creative Glass GuildStained Glass is a general term used to mean coloured glass and windows made with lead came or copper foil. But what is it, what are the correct terms and what do they mean?Stained Glass is often mis-spelt as stain glass. It is a term which refers to the process of literally staining or painting glass to use in leaded windows. 'Leaded lights' is the correct term for a win...... Read more
How to cement and waterproof stained glass windows
Posted: 18th February 2013 by Creative Glass GuildHow to cement (waterproof) a stained glass windowCementing is the application of an oily putty like mixture to the lead came strips that join the glass in a leaded window. After soldering the panel, cement is brushed between the lead and the glass to secure it, make the panel watertight and as it dries, make it stronger and more rigid.We recommend applying the cement with a...... Read more
And the winners are...
Posted: 15th February 2013 by Creative Glass GuildWe were absolutely overwhelmed by both the quantity and quality of entries in our Facebook Valentines competition.And we are thrilled to announce the three winners:In third place - the beautiful family of hares plate by Karen Aston.In second place - some great frit work by Tan GreyAnd the coveted first place winner - Justine Hadfield with her copper foiled heart, as pictured...... Read more