This stained glass orchid window is inspired by the organic shapes and colors of these amazing flowers. The glass used replicates the textures and color variances found in nature.
I use a variety of glass colors and textures to form the flower, leaves, and sky. The orchid window is constructed using the copper foil (Tiffany) method. Each of the 26 pieces of glass is individually cut and ground to size, and the edges are dressed. The edges of each piece are wrapped in copper foil, which is then burnished. The glass pieces are soldered together, the zinc frame is affixed, and the hangers and chain are affixed. After inspection and cleaning a patina is applied, and then polished. As the final step each window is thoroughly cleaned and waxed.
The framed window measures 9.25″ x 11.75″.