Welcome to Rick Hickmann Art Glass!

I hope to share with you my love of stained glass. I view my glass work as an art form so every design is my own creation and I do not repeat designs in my windows. I enjoy the challenge of creating a work that becomes a part of the personality of the clients and also fits in with the interior decorating. Feel free to make comments, ask questions, or critique any of my postings. If you click on the slideshow to the right you can view the pictures in a larger format.
Contact me at;
rlhickmann@bendbroadband.com or rhickmann@hotmail.com ;please put stained glass in the subject.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Here is a view of the begining stage of soldering. I have not included a picture of the foiling process before this which is quite time consuming. Each piece of glass has the outer edge wrapped in copper foil. You can see the copper foil in this picture. It has to completely cover the edge and be flattened to the glass all the way around and on both sides. This is why the per piece price! Each piece cut out of glass and then hand wrapped with foil, well lets just say time consuming and can you spell "patience"? In the soldering process I lay
the pieces out and start around the exterior barely tacking
the pieces together. Then I carefully move each piece around
to get them fitting together before soldering.
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