Author(s): BALL MICHAEL
This book offers creative ways to transform plain glass bowls, vases, mirrors, picture frames, plant pots and other home accessories. You can use the timeless craft skills of painting glass, stained-glass construction and glass mosaic to produce traditional and contemporary objects to decorate your home. You can paint small decorative motifs to champagne glasses, paint bold, abstract designs on an unusual window hanging, or 'etch' a design into a glass vase. You can make a trinket box or a decorative planter using easy-to-follow techniques of cutting glass and soldering, reproduce the effect of stained-glass windows with self-adhesive lead, or learn the art of mosaic using glass tesserae to decorate plant pots, lantems and a tabletop. Working creatively with glass is a skill that anyone can learn and the range of specialist craft materials and equipment available is increasing, helping to make light work of traditional crafts. This practical, highly illustrated book presents over 40 beautiful projects to create.Using the distinct techniques of painting glass, cutting and glass construction, stained-glass effects and glass mosaics, each chapter opens with material and equipment lists as well as pages of techniques that explain all you need to know to achieve success. From a Venetian perfume bottle and leaded picture frames to stylish glass window decorations these projects are sure to inspire.
Michael Ball is a designer and craftsman specializing in glasswork. His work has been published in several magazines and craft books. He has gathered together a group of leading craftspeople to create the projects within this book.