- Jun 13 2022
- 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
613IW: Stained Glass with Ian Wilson
Level: Beginners with experience
The beginner class is a pre-requisite. Ian will guide you through every step of the process, giving assistance, advice and encouragement with patience and good humor. Students may choose to create the hot air balloon or the floral sun-catcher.
This class will introduce the student to the magnificent art of making stained glass windows. Students will work in the copper foil technique pioneered by Louis Comfort Tiffany and learn to safely handle, cut, grind, foil and assemble their work into a finished piece.
Students provide: safety glasses.
All other materials provided.
- Ian Wilson
Ian began working in stained glass when he was 17, spending what he could of a carpenter’s wages on supplies and gaining instruction from the public library. Focusing on the copper foil technique pioneered by Louis Comfort Tiffany, he slowly began teaching himself the art of building windows and sun-catchers as gifts for friends and family.
Many years later, what began as a hobby turned into more when he started selling his pieces at The Quilt Square Girls in downtown West Jefferson. Since then Ian has continued to grow and develop as an artist. His work was recognized by the Regional Artist Project of Northwest NC with a grant in 2018 and has continued to grow and develop.
“Stained glass is painting with light, it is almost like creating something magical. It can change the entire atmosphere of a room”- Ian Wilson