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From the Editor
Spring Logic
by Delynn Ellis
Managing Editor Delynn Ellis reminds readers that springtime brings fresh colors, textures, and ideas. One place to discover new ideas is the annual Glass Craft & Bead Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, where readers can also visit the Glass Patterns Quarterly booth to chat about the latest in glass art.

Solitary Trillium
Combining Foil and Lead Fabrication
Design, Fabrication, and Text by Chantal Paré
A stained glass panel featuring sections of clear seedy, float glass, and bevels surrounding a single trillium flower. The Victorian-style design emphasizes the flower’s threefold symmetry, with a variety of stipple and reproduction glass creating a rich yet subtle watercolor effect. This project was constructed using copper foil and leading techniques.

Daffodil Panel
An Introduction to Stained Glass
Design, Fabrication, and Text by David Kennedy
Photography by Sharon Kennedy
A 15"-diameter daffodil stained glass panel with border. The design features daffodil buds and full blooms surrounded by long, slender leaves in various shades of green. The placement of the blooms in relation to the leaves gives the piece a three-dimensional feel. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.

Prairie Design
Design by Denny Berkery, Text by Delynn Ellis
A 12" x 24" geometric panel designed in the style of American architect and designer, Frank Lloyd Wright. The design is fabricated in shades of brown and amber with accents done in burgundy, purple, and green. This panel is suitable for use as a cabinet door or window and was constructed using copper foil techniques.

Egyptian Revival Art Deco Lamp
Design, Fabrication, and Text by Nancy Wright-Clapson
A pyramid-shaped geometric lamp shade done in shades of amber and green. Decorative solder is applied to the center of each side as well as the bottom corners. Tips for assembling the panels and reinforcing the construction with 18-guage are included. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.

Stylized Pineapple
Design by Glass By Appointment Studio, Text by Darlene Welch
An 18" x 33" stained glass panel featuring the pineapple design that is often used as a welcome motif. The panel can be used as a cabinet door or window as well as a panel for wall decor. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.

Fanciful Garden Fairies
Design, Fabrication, and Text by Lisa Vogt
Three free-form fused fairies created with two layers of glass. The bottom layer is cut from black iridized glass, while the second design layer is cut from dichroic-coated clear glass for creating fairies with interest and sparkle. Instructions for adding copper tubing to use the fairies as garden accents are included.

Daisy Bouquet
Design, Fabrication, and Text by Kelley Mc Hugh
A set of fused daisy flowers created with various styles of frit-filled fusing and slumping molds. Fine Alpine Blue frit is used to fill the centers, and various shades of yellow plus white frit are used to fill the petal portions of the molds. Fusing and slumping schedules are provided.

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Beveled Cross
Design by Deverie Wood, Text by Darlene Welch
A 16" x 19-1/2" free-form cross created with shades of Grape, Champagne, and Clear Waterglass and decorated with navette jewels plus square, diamond, and star bevels. Iridescent Waterglass for the circular background completes the design. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.

Somebirdy Needs a Bath!
Design, Fabrication, and Text by Jim Matthews
An 8"-diameter clear hanging birdbath with colorful border. Free-form shapes are nipped from colored glass, overlapped, and placed around the clear center before fusing. The design is then slumped to form the shallow bowl for the birdbath. Fusing and slumping schedules as well as tips for hanging the birdbath are provided.

What’s New
by Darlene Welch
Information on the latest in books and patterns plus new glass and tools for hot, warm, and cold glass artists and hobbyists. This is the perfect place to keep up with the innovations that will make working in glass easier and more enjoyable.

Designer Eggs Created with MUD
Design, Fabrication, and Text by Margot Clark
A set of white and turquoise matte glazed ceramic bisque eggs decorated with Unique Glass Colors Mud and ACCENTS. An oval template is filled in with painted, freehand, scroll shaped and floral MUD designs and colored with a layer of Brass ACCENTS. A firing schedule for setting the MUD is included.

Gallery Pendant
Two Pendants in One
Design, Fabrication, and Text by Susan McGarry
A set of pendants created with dichroic-coated etched glass. Four layers of glass are assembled, glued, and fired to a full fuse. Final decorations are added with glass paint before fire-polishing. The finished glass pieces are placed inside gallery pendant frames, and chains are added to finish the pendants.

Single Rose
Design by Jean Beaulieu, Text by Delynn Ellis
A 10" x 9‑1/2" stained glass panel featuring a rose in full bloom. Careful glass selection and grain placement adds to the realism of the design. The panel could also be created using mosaic techniques to create a wall hanging or tabletop art. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.

Florida Coasters and Night-Lights
Creating Reverse Carving and Drape Molds with Kaiser Lee Board
Design, Fabrication, and Text by Petra Kaiser
A set of fused 4" x 4" coasters and night-light covers. Various designs are carved into pieces of Kaiser Lee Board before the glass is fired using the provided firing schedule. Tips are also included for creating additional design elements using vitrigraph stringers, frit, and strips of glass.

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
Design by Ann Madsen, Text by Darlene Welch
A 9" x 10" stained glass panel featuring a hummingbird feeding on a flowering vine. Using copper wire for the plant stems allows the design elements to live in the open space inside the border, adding a feeling of depth to the design. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.

Designing Dandelions with Stringers
Design, Fabrication, and Text by Marcia Fox
A 12" x 13" fused glass panel featuring dandelion blooms and seed tufts created using cut glass pieces, stringer, frit balls, and frit. An initial full-fuse firing is performed for the first design layer before adding additional stringers and frit to complete the design. The panel is finished with a contour fusing.

Lake Superior Shoreline
Design by Mary Harris, Text by Darlene Welch
A 30" x 18" stained glass landscape panel featuring the rugged shoreline of Lake Superior. Careful selection and placement of the glass color and grain help to create the look of depth and realism for the rocks, trees, and water. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.

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Kiln Corner
Kiln Wash Basics
by Arnold Howard
Answers to questions from readers on various aspects of using kiln wash. Techniques for applying kiln wash to shelves, when it should be used, when to recoat kiln shelves, and how to repair a shelf that has low spots created when scraping glaze from the shelf are included.
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