Louis Tiffany invented the copper foiling method used today to make three dimensional stained glass pieces. He devoted much of his work life to the making of stained glass. Lead was too heavy for the forms he wished to make, and copper was widely available. Copper was also malleable like...

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Leaded windows were beautiful and much sought after in their time. The artists who created these pieces were taking unknown chances with their health. The lead they used to hold the colored glass pieces into place was slowly poisoning them. In the modern world, lead has become known as a...

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Artists who create windows made of stained glass have developed their own tools and methods over the centuries. Steel and diamond blades have replaced the original irons that were used to chip away at colored glass plates. The artist now scores the glass with their blade to get a perfectly...

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