Sunday, March 25, 2012
Arizona Sunset Stained Glass Panel
This Saguaro Cactus panel is the second in a series of three pieces ordered by a woman living in Mesa, Arizona.
The Saguaro Cactus can live more than 100 years and are beautiful cactus to see. If photographed during the beautiful Arizona sunset the colors just jump out of the sky.
Red, orange, blue, green, purple and gold are the common colors of the sunset I can view from my studio.
This woman has three western-facing windows in her kitchen which are very bright and difficult to look at in the afternoon. These panels will tuck nicely into the space and cast a rainbow of colors across her home.
The first photograph is showing the panel after the glass has been cut and arranged into place. Following this step is the grinding of the sides of each piece of glass, surrounding each piece with copper tape then getting soldered together. The final step is to surround the panel with zinc came then finish it off with a coating of dark patina.
After a good cleaning and polishing the completed panel is shown in the last two photographs.