When my friend and mentor, Kate DuPuis, retired, I purchased/inherited her glass inventory, which included box upon box of cut-offs and scrap glass accumulated over decades. I’ve always been one to use the materials at hand, and these materials were extraordinary - German mouth blown glass in the most gorgeous colors. The irregular pieces might sit in boxes for another decade or so if I didn’t concoct a project for them.
My striped panels are the result. I cut hundreds of pieces into regular sizes that can be stacked and assembled however they come to be arranged. Given the premise that all colors go with all colors, I have taken to reaching into the bin, laying the pieces out, and seeing where the stripes end up. The unusual color combinations are then tweaked and assembled with lead came.
These small light-catching panels express modern design and expert craftsmanship with the finest materials available, and make stained glass accessible to anyone.
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