Here are some links to my favorite websites and stores!
Anythinginstainedglass.com is probably my most favorite supplier for a few reasons, the first being that when you want or need to call customer service, a real person answers the phone! They’re located in Fredrick, MD. They have really great sales often and you can sign up for their mailing list to see those offers. Their shipping is very reasonable and everything I’ve ever ordered has been accounted for and pack incredibly well. They offer beginners stained glass kits for a really great price, so if you’re ready to take the dive into stained glass then this is a great option!
delphiglass.com is another great resource, it’s located in Michigan and has an actual store front with classes if you ever want to visit.
Everythingstainedglass.com is an amazing instructional website that has some free tutorials, lots of questions answered, and courses you can pay for that are work at your own pace classes.
If you have questions about particular tools, supplies, or brands just send me an email! I can give you some guidance but I do not work for or represent any brand so I’ll offer a few opinions and options.
Working with stained glass involves several challenges. Firstly, the process requires precision and skill, as cutting and fitting glass pieces can be intricate and demanding. The materials, including glass and lead came, can be expensive and delicate, posing a risk of breakage and added costs. Health and safety are also concerns, as working with glass and lead requires proper precautions to avoid cuts and lead exposure. Additionally, creating complex designs demands artistic ability and an understanding of color and light. Finally, the time-consuming nature of this craft requires patience and dedication.
Working with stained glass can be a rewarding but challenging craft. Here are some key tips:
Remember, mastering stained glass art takes time and patience, but with practice, you can create beautiful works of art.
If you're interested in seeing examples of stained glass in Ohio, there are several noteworthy places to visit:
These locations offer unique experiences for anyone interested in the art of stained glass, from historical pieces to modern interpretations, reflecting Ohio's vibrant glassmaking heritage. Whether you're a stained glass enthusiast or just looking for an interesting cultural experience, these places are definitely worth a visit.