Copper Foil Stained Glass - Intermediate

  • Wednesday, March 06, 2019
  • Wednesday, April 03, 2019
  • 5 sessions
  • Wednesday, March 06, 2019, 12:00 PM 3:00 PM (PST)
  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 12:00 PM 3:00 PM (PDT)
  • Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 12:00 PM 3:00 PM (PDT)
  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 12:00 PM 3:00 PM (PDT)
  • Wednesday, April 03, 2019, 12:00 PM 3:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code: GL030619DB
  • 4


  • $416 + $45 materials fee
  • $320 + $45 materials fee

Prerequisite: A-Z of Stained Glass

To register and pay off-line, please call the registrar at (206) 842-4475 x216 or come into BARN.

Be sure to "Join Waitlist" if this class fills (there is no cost to do so) and we will notify you if a seat opens up or this class gets offered again.

This class has a prerequisite. Please see below.

There is much to be said about the Art of Stained Glass. It is a technique of the ages; the beauty of light filtering through colored glass is awe-inspiring. 

In this class you will create a 12” x 12” Stained Glass window using the Copper Foil technique.  You will design, choose your colors, cut glass, precisely fit, wrap your glass pieces in copper foil, and learn a style of soldering unique to Copper Foil.

For centuries the technique of leaded glass was the only way to build a glass window.  These windows were constructed with lead or brass, limiting the intricacy of the artist’s designs.   It wasn’t until the 19th century with the creative endeavors of Louis Comfort Tiffany that the landscape of stained glass fabrication changed.  As a young visionary and artist of means, he is said to have developed the technique of copper foil or at the very least perfected this innovation using it in the fabrication of his infamously intricate  windows, and specifically, his stained glass lamps. This technique allows artists to wrap small pieces of glass in a copper tape where lead would be too bulky allowing for intricate and complicated designs.


  • Prerequisite:  Glass Cutting Experience
  • This is a 5 session class held every Wednesday afternoon from NOON to 3:00 pm.
  • Please bring ideas or sketches to class. There will be time  for editing & transferring your design during our first session.  Designs should have no more then forty pieces.
  • Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.

Instructor:  Diane Bonciolini

The "olini" of Mesolini Glass Studio, Diane's love of glass is her passion.   As a full-time glass artist who has lived and worked on Bainbridge Island since 1977, she grows and changes with every project. She describes glass, her medium of choice, as having a life of its own.  This multifaceted medium shows itself in each of her creations:  stained glass, slumped and fused glass, lamp work, or glass combined with concrete. 

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