A Look Inside the Labor-Intensive Process of Making a Tiffany-Style Lamp #ArtTuesday
Relaxing process video showing how a stain glass lamp is manufactured. They may not be genuine Tiffany but a lot of care and craft goes into them. Video from Process Discovery Picked up by Open Culture:
First, the pieces are cut by hand or using blades mounted on metal arms. Their shapes and number are predetermined by a pattern…again in the style of Tiffany.
You won’t find the speckled confetti glass or golden hued glass with a translucent amber sheen that are defining features of the real McCoy here…
Once the pieces have been cut and sorted, their edges are wrapped in copper foil tape. (In Tiffany’s day this would have involved hand cutting strips of copper, then smearing them with beeswax to help them to adhere to the glass.)
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