Advanced Stained Glass – 4-Panel Lamp


Make an heirloom stained glass lampshade that can be passed down and treasured by generations to come. We’ll learn how to design a 4-panel lampshade using the foil method (also known as Tiffany style) of stained glass. We’ll discuss design elements that will create strength as well as beauty. We’ll use wire to reinforce the lampshade and improve durability and use sheet foil to create additional design elements.

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In-Depth Instructions

Available on Desktop, Mobile and Tablet

What You Will Learn

Class 01:

  • Learn the anatomy of a lamp and familiarize yourself with the hardware options for attaching a lampshade to a base – Vase caps or spiders. Which to choose and why?
  • Drawing your own pattern

Class 02:

  • What type and size of base to choose.
  • How to choose the best art glass, texture, and colors for a lampshade.

Class 03:

  • The importance of following the grain of the glass
  • Color plan and numbering your four panels
  • Layout the pattern cut and foil.

Class 04:

  • After soldering each panel and learn the importance of finishing the lower edge with “U” channel and other secrets for lampshade reinforcement.
  • How to create embellishments using copper sheet foil, adhesive backed copper sheet foil and copper wire – what tools to use

Class 05:

  • Discuss other embellishment options – sticks, beads, shells, etc – how to prepare and attach them

Class 06:

  • Experiment with decorative soldering techniques to add depth and texture.

Class 07:

  • Prepare the vase cap and assemble the four panels. Tips and tricks and awesome tools to make an awkward task easier.
  • We’ll also discuss some tricks for assembling a 6-panel lamp as well as how to use a spider instead of a vase cap.

Class 08:

  • Attach the panels to the cap and ensure a secure attachment.
  • Final decorative solder.

Class 09:

  • Clean and patina
  • Clean and polish
  • Attach to the lamp base and let the light shine!


  • BONUS CLASS: Customize your own lantern

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