August 17, 2005

Stained Glass

Kevin and I have signed up for an art class--stained glass--at Fullerton College, our local community college. I hope that we'll be able to make a stained glass window for our home--not a built-in window but the kind you hang from a chain-type-thing. I'm sure we'll be learning other projects too. In fact, I'm sure we'll be learning a LOT because this class goes from 10:00am to 3:50pm every Friday until mid-December. Yes, that's right. Even if we get an hour for lunch (and I'm assuming we will), that's still nearly 5 hours every Friday for 17 sessions. I think by the end of that we'll be able to hire ourselves out to cathedral builders or something. I'm thinking something like this:

That's the famous Rose Window in the Cathedral of Notre Dame, by the way.

Posted by Shelby at August 17, 2005 12:09 PM

When you reach the point where you'll be purchasing extra supplies outside of class, we've found that its fairly inexpensive to purchase additional stained glass supplies (i.e. the glass) over the internet as opposed to through local stores. And definetly don't purchase them through a glass supply company. The mark-up (based on our experience with Aaron's employeer) is insane.

Posted by: Mary at August 18, 2005 05:34 AM

There used to be a GREAT stained glass supply store up near the Brea Mall. I am sure you could probably find stuff cheaper on the internet, but I had great fun going there for ideas and really unique glass pieces when I took a stained glass class at Cal State Fullerton...
Oh, and you're going to cut your fingers a lot in the begining. Be prepared.

Posted by: Sherri at August 20, 2005 12:45 AM
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