An Introduction to Stained Glass Art | Lauren Earl

LAUREN EARL
MODERN STAINED GLASS ART

Let's explore stained glass art. Lauren Earl is a stained glass artist designing unique, hand-crafted glass pieces that are both decorative and functional. In this premium workshop, Lauren breaks down how to work with glass from start to finish making this gorgeous, traditional art approachable and accessible.

Lauren brings a modern edge to her medium - often combining colored glass with alternative metals, mirrored pieces and architectural designs to create simple and stunningly creative glass art. We're ready to dive in!

Purchasing the full workshop provides the curated tools & materials to build an in-home soldering studio. Lauren has carefully selected each component of the tool kit including a Weller 100 watt soldering iron with a built-in, patented temperature control unit. Learn more below about some of our tools & materials partners on this kit.

On the materials side, Lauren has curated an introductory set of cathedral quality glass, lead, copper wire and cable chain to build your first pieces. The featured glass includes smooth glass pieces with wispy, opaque design in pink champagne and sea green, along with transparent pieces highlighting a rough, rolled texture and a gorgeous shine in pale purple and teal green. 

Paired together with these glass pieces, the iron, and Lauren’s gentle, expert guidance, this workshop includes everything you need to introduce you to the joy of stained-glass artistry.

Our second Premium workshop of 2019 explores modern stained glass with artist Lauren Earl.

This premium workshop includes:

  • An in-depth, 90 minute digital workshop by Lauren Earl on how to build stained glass art from the ground up
  • Tools and materials from artisan supplies curated for you by Lauren - detailed below
  • A live Maker Chat Q&A to provide a community atmosphere and answers to your questions
An Introduction to Stained Glass Art | Lauren Earl
Our second Premium workshop of 2019 explores modern stained glass with artist Lauren Earl.

The Tools & Materials included in this workshop:

Materials:

  • Pink Champagne Semi Wispy Stained Glass
  • Sea Green White Wispy Stained Glass
  • Pale Purple Rough Rolled transparent glass
  • Teal Green Rough Rolled transparent glass
  • Single Strength Clear Cathedral Float Glass for practice cuts or to incorporate into your piece
  • Copper wire - 20-25"
  • Gunmetal Cable Chain
  • U Lead
  • H Lead

Specialty Tools: 

  • Glazing Hammer
  • Lead Dyke
  • Grozer Pliers
  • Glass Cutter
  • Cutting Oil
  • Cutting Square
  • Jewelry Pliers
  • Flux
  • Soldering Iron
  • Soldering Iron Stand
  • 60/40 Solder
  • 15 Horseshoe Nails
  • Flux Brush
  • MDF Board for your work

Additional Supplies:

  • Glass Jars flux and cutting oil
  • Sharpie
  • Two printed patterns
  • 2 Latex Free Disposable Gloves
  • Glass Cleaner
  • Desk Fan
  • Safety Glasses
  • Scissors

Note: Expect 3-5 days for processing of materials when purchasing this workshop. We've sourced these materials from Lauren's preferred speciality glass suppliers, and due to the fragility of these supplies, we take extra care to ensure their quality! Happy Making.

More About Our Artist: Lauren Earl

 

Lauren has been drawn to creative work since high school. Her very first job was at a stained glass shop in her hometown of San Diego. She fell in love with the art as she learned and worked with the unique craft every day.

After a move, a marriage and three children, Lauren combined her love of traditional cathedral glass art with her love of modern designs to start her own company, Szklo Glass. Her mission: to bring modernity to an age-old traditional craft. Working from her current Las Vegas studio, Lauren sells geometric designs, wildlife inspired art, mirror wall hangings, custom jewelry, and beautifully functional stained-glass creations.

An Introduction to Stained Glass Art | Lauren Earl
Our second Premium workshop of 2019 explores modern stained glass with artist Lauren Earl.
Our second Premium workshop of 2019 explores modern stained glass with artist Lauren Earl.

Tools & Materials Collaborations

We've partnered with several tools & materials providers, we'd love to introduce you to two of them today.

Spectrum Glass

Our specialty glass partner is Spectrum Glass, a company known and respected for high quality glass that's easy to cut and incredibly consistent of color from one production to the next.

Spectrum offers a unique line of cathedral glass with varying obscurity - from least obscure (known as smooth and rough rolled) to very obscure (chord and ice).

A specialty line known as Artíque® is a scribed antique glass: a re-creation of the spirit and character of mouth-blown antique glass manufactured by an innovative process of continuous-flow technology.

Our second Premium workshop of 2019 explores modern stained glass with artist Lauren Earl.

D&L Art Glass

We were very selective about the tools provided in this kit. The Weller 100 Watt Iron by D&L Art Glass is one such tool. We chose it because it is well regarded by professionals but friendly enough for a beginner to get started in soldering. Its temperature control unit eliminates the need for rheostat and quickly reaches the proper temperature meaning it's easy to work with and safe. Ideal for both lead and foil work, each tool comes equipped with a multi-use 3/8" 700 degree tip.

D&L was built by supporting one artisan at a time. What started as a small, one-product shop run by founder Leslie L Silverman, has now grown into a full-service art glass company for artists interested in traditional stained glass, modern mosaics, and lampworking.

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Our second Premium workshop of 2019 explores modern stained glass with artist Lauren Earl.