• Working with Stained Glass - Beyond the Basics - Day 1
    February 23, 2019
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Working with Stained Glass - Beyond the Basics - Day 2
    March 9, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Working with Stained Glass - Beyond the Basics - Day 3
    March 10, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Instructor:  Dan Hayward

Skill Level: Prior experience making a stained glass panel using the copper foil method is a prerequisite.

This will be a 3-day class split into two parts. The objective of the class is to acquaint participants with advanced tools and techniques in working with stained glass and to guide each person in developing a pattern of his or her own design for a 1-2 square foot stained glass panel, which will be fabricated using the copper foil method.

Day 1 –

  • Tools and tool care
  • Troubleshooting
  • Fine Points of working with glass
  • Pattern design concepts
  • Create a pattern

Days 2-3 – Project completion


Day 1 will begin with an overview and demonstration of some of the “beyond basic” tools in the glass artist’s studio, discussion of common issues encountered when working on a panel and how to troubleshoot them, and some of the fine points an artist learns with experience.  The instructor will outline what makes a good pattern for stained glass, focusing on design and structural considerations and ease or difficulty of accomplishment.  The instructor will also show how “found objects” (e.g., agate slices, small plates) may be incorporated into a design.   The instructor will bring examples of patterns and finished projects for use in illustrating design concepts.


By the end of Day 1, everyone will have created a pattern.


Between Day 1 and Days 2 & 3, each participant should select and purchase glass, make copies of his or her pattern, cut out one copy and paste it to the glass.


Days 2 and 3 will be devoted to cutting glass, foiling it and completing projects with guidance and assistance from the instructor.


  • Supplies to create a pattern; all tools and supplies to cut, grind and foil component pieces; soldering iron, lead came, solder and supplies to solder, frame and clean the panel.
  • You may also borrow from the instructor the pattern shears to cut out your pattern at home.
  • Handouts on Quick Tips for Design, Soldering Iron Use and Care, and Grinder Use and Care


Glass is NOT included in the price because participants need the freedom to choose the colors and textures that suit their design preferences.  We will assist you in this process as follows:


  • PGC has a limited supply of glass that has been donated for use in classes and which is available at no charge. You may select from that during Day 1.
  • The instructor will provide a list of commercial sources of glass in the surrounding area

The instructor will also bring a small selection of glass and items which may be incorporated as “inclusions” (agate slices, small plates, and glass nuggets) which you may purchase directly from him during Day 1.


Cancellation/Refund Policy: 

The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen does not provide cash refunds for cancellation of classes unless the class is canceled by the instructor or the Guild. In order to request a withdrawal from a workshop, students must contact the Guild by phone 717-431-8706 or email handmade@pacrafts.org at least 7 days before the class. Students who request a withdrawal at least 7 days prior to the class will receive an 80% tuition class credit.

Please note that we are unable to provide refunds for missed classes due to personal scheduling conflicts.


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335 N Queen St, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17603, United States

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