Stained Glass II: Foiled Lamps

Instructor: Lenneke Verweij
Mondays 5:30-8:30pm
5 weeks: October 30 to November 27
Location: In-person Williams Building room 117
$235 plus $20 for use of equipment
Prerequisite: Intro to Stained Glass: Foil Method, Stained Glass I, or equivalent experience

Flat panel lamps are common in both simple lamps and detailed designs. Students' choice of glass and details in the design will make a unique shade. Students will learn about the different ways of designing the top with a vase cap or a crown of glass. Some shades may have several angles from top to bottom some may incorporate the use bevels or jewels for accents, some may have added decorative wire work on each panel. In this class, students will also learn to set-up a jig on a work board with layout bars. Please do not do this ahead of the class time please. We will discuss all these methods in class.

The instructor will make pattern books available to help student find a pattern to their liking. Then students will make a carbon copy of their pattern on light-weight bristle board so as to be able to trace each pattern piece onto the glass.


  • Setting up your work board with pattern and straight edge bars
  • Cutting and tracing the pattern
  • Cutting glass
  • Grinding glass to fit
  • Foiling and burnishing
  • Soldering panels and cleaning
  • Adding decorative pieces
  • Tin vase cap
  • Taping to form shade
  • Soldering joints and vase cap


  • Glass purchased from Lenneke (owner of Hands on Art): Price depends on colors and amounts
  • If needed: Stained glass kit, approximately $70 (tax included) paid to Lenneke:
    • Foil
    • Flux and brush
    • 60/40 solder
    • Lathkin
    • Neutral cleaner
  • Other supplies to bring:
    • Electrical tape
    • Masking tape
    • Closed-toed shoes
    • Safety glasses
    • Any tools you have (please put your name on them)
  • Tools that you will borrow in class: 
    • Grinders
    • Soldering irons
    • Glass cutters
    • Grozier pliers
    • Running pliers