Lead Came Construction Class Details

Lead Came Construction

With:  Steena Gaut

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Where:  Delphi's Lansing Creativity Center

When:  10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Instructor: Steena Gaut

Approx. Material Cost: Included, see below

Experience Required: Must have taken a beginning stained glass class and understand basic stained glass construction, including cutting glass and soldering.

Type of Class: Hands-on class, including demonstrations and in-class working time. Students will make a small bevel cluster.

Class Description: Are you ready to go beyond making sun catchers and small panels? This class will give you the knowledge and confidence to take on larger architectural jobs. Learn helpful hints for cutting glass for lead came projects, making and using piece patterns, assembly, cementing, professional clean-up techniques, and proper reinforcing techniques for larger panels. Each panel must be 20 in. x 20 in. or smaller.

Safety: Please do not work with solder or lead if you are expecting. Do not wear sandals if cutting or handling glass. Closed toe shoes are preferred. Safety glasses should be worn; will be provided if necessary.
NOTE: We will be using cement with a high turpentine content. Although we will be working in a well ventilated area, students who are unusually sensitive to turpentine vapors may need to omit cementing their projects.

Tools & Materials Included: All materials included. Material provisions include one simple bevel cluster suitable for the more complex panel; Spectrum, or similar glass; cames and other materials for both panels; and framing supplies for one project. Students may select one bevel cluster from 6 possible bevel clusters and the related patterns, and /or from 6 additional patterns for their projects. If students wish to do other basic patterns, they must be pre-approved by the instructor. Students may wish to bring their own glass cutting tools or lead working tools, if they have them. Tools will be provided as needed.

Additional Tools & Materials: Students may want to bring: Cutting and breaking tools, soldering iron, lead came cutting tools Delphi will have available all tools necessary for class.

See the cancellation policy.

  • Cost: $295
  • Registration Closed
  • Category
  • Stained Glass
  • Skill Level
  • Intermediate
  • Instructor
  • Steena Gaut
  • Need Help?
  • Call: 800-248-2048 x3024

Class Reviews

4 out of 5 stars
  •   Great Class / fun times
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Pros : Great tips and tricks were given during class Necessary skills to do lead came were taught
Cons : Some of the tips and tricks were told AFTER a step instead of prior to making mistakes, but I guess we all learn from our mistakes ; Some of the curved and trickier beveled cluster sets might prove to be harder for some beginners or first timers; straight lines and only a few simple curves should be recommended.
Other Thoughts : Really enjoyed the ability to schedule my glassing buddies from last year at the same class this year. We enjoyed Ms Steena as a trainer. Thanks for having a great classroom for teaching 6 folks at the same time with proper ventilation. There are some tools like the blue plastic glass stops that didn't get introduced as an option, or the reason why you have to grind your glass before placing in came (we erroneously assumed no grinding and got cut up!), but overall, great class.
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5 out of 5 stars
  •   More time needed for big 20" panels.
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Other Thoughts : I learned things i was wanting to know.
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5 out of 5 stars
  •   Lead Came Construction
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Pros : Good information.
Cons : Maybe a little too hard for first timer in came. More time needed for big up to 20" panels.
Other Thoughts : Very very good..
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5 out of 5 stars
  •   Lead Came Construction
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Pros : Loved it.
Cons :
Other Thoughts : Steena was Great!
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