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My stained glass panel is almost done! I’ll save the grand reveal for next week, but if you’d like to see the almost-ready panel in person, it will be on display at Artfête tomorrow, along with other student work in the stained glass classroom.
Today I finished touching up the solder on both sides of the panel before applying the patina (above), which in this case was a blue liquid that I rubbed on the solder to turn it black-brown. It really changes the overall look of the piece, as you’ll see in the finished pictures. After that, our teacher Jimmy Powers cut pieces of zinc framing to go around the outside.
I’m in the process of soldering that together, and then I’ll be finished after a few more short steps! It’s pretty cool that, as an absolute beginner, I will be able to finish a piece and take it home in one term. Even though it was a very basic pattern, seeing it all come together has been very satisfying, as I’m sure the other students will agree.
Here’s some of what they’re working on, by the way:
Next week: The finale!