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

Taking the full sized pattern I cut out each pattern piece.
I then lay each pattern piece on the piece of glass I have
selected. I take the glass cutter, the yellow handled thing
laying there and I cut around the pattern. When I lay the
pattern on the glass I choose the color variations and swirls
in the colors to fit the overall design and desired effect.
There is apporximately a 25% waste factor of the glass in
doing this but worth it. Well worth it if I have done my price
calculating accurately. As my wife will gladly testify I have
certainly not always done that in my desire to pursue this
passion of mine.
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