I decided to start this page with a project in the making and to show how a panel is completed.
It starts with a detail drawing or pattern for the panel. The first picture shows part of this pattern.
Each piece of glass is hand cut in the desired shape and then ground smooth along its edges.
Pieces are then wrapped with a copper foil tape.
Next the wrapped pieces are laid out on the pattern.
Pieces are soldered together on both sides. Patina is applied to the solder and the finished product is polished.
Finally, the finished product is delivered and in this case attached to the wall above the taps.
  1. A portion of the pattern
    A portion of the pattern
  2. Glass cut and ground for railing
    Glass cut and ground for railing
  3. A piece wrapped in copper foil
    A piece wrapped in copper foil
  4. Putting foiled pieces on the pattern
    Putting foiled pieces on the pattern
  5. The truck fully loiled and laid out
    The truck fully loiled and laid out
  6. 1926 Ford Model T Truck with wine barrels and logo on the door.
    1926 Ford Model T Truck with wine barrels and logo on the door.
  1. This is Addie
    This is Addie
  2. Addie 2
    Addie 2
Not all custom work is large. A friend wanted a small panel of her dog Addie. The finished piece is 11" by 11" and I think is a decent depiction of her beloved pet. This custom order was made for under $60.