by Donatella Zaccaria
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, August 19, 1998 Artisan Zaccaria, head of a Milan glassworks studio, gears her explanations to both beginners and experienced crafters through step-by-step projects illustrated with photographs. Five patterns--a butterfly box, a Tiffany lampshade, a flower tray, and two abstracts--become the basis for learning two stained-glass techniques: copper foil with lead and "straight" lead soldering. Each technique includes excellent close-up photographs of the cutting, trimming, welding, and sealing processes, with enough text to guide unsteady hands. Simple classic forms are the book's mainstay, but the ideas contained in the last third are truly inspirational, ranging from containers to a breathtaking three-dimensional painted-on-glass horse from artist Giuseppe Codena, giving readers a sense of the limitlessness of the art. Barbara Jacobs Copyright © 1998, American Library Association. All rights reserved Synopsis
Spread the heavenly beauty of stained glass throughout your home. Detailed and extensive instructions explain more than 40 fabulous projects from simple to complex. A glorious gallery of professional work, resplendent images, and brilliant ideas make this a guide to treasure. Full color throughout.