Advanced Stained Glass – 4-Panel Lamp

with Cheryl Peterson

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What you will learn:


Class 1:

  • 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 2:

  • What type and size of base to choose.

  • How to choose the best art glass, texture, and colors for a lampshade.

Class 3:

  • The importance of following the grain of the glass

  • Color plan and numbering your four panels

  • Layout the pattern cut and foil.


Class 4:

  • 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 5:

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

Class 6:

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

Class 7:

  • 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 8:

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

Class 9:

  • Clean and patina

  • Clean and polish

  • Attach to the lamp base and let the light shine!


  • BONUS CLASS: Customize your own lantern

About this stained glass course

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.

Open Facebook Group to students of this course:
Curious Mondo: Advanced Stained Glass – 4-Panel Lamp

Time table:
9 hours

Intermediate / Advanced

Target market:
Glass Artists

Main objective:
Learn advanced techniques of foil method of stained glass whilst making a 4-panel lamp.



About the instructor

Cheryl Peterson
Red Dragon Glass Art

Cheryl started working with stained glass in 2005. She uses her background in graphic design and combines kiln formed glass to create original, fun and unique designs. Cheryl works in both foil and lead methods of stained glass, creating original designs, three dimensional creations and lead restorations. She is an affiliate member of the Stained Glass Association of America and former president of the Glass Art Guild of Utah. Her commission work and restorations can be found is private residences and businesses across the United States.

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