Create Your Own Stained Glass Exterior Lamp

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Are you interested in stained glass? The Volcano Art Center is offering a class that will take an off-the-shelf exterior light fixture and replace its existing glass with flat panels constructed during the class. This is home décor with a personalized touch. “Stained Glass Basics II: Exterior Lamp Project,” taught by Claudia McCall, will be offered on Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 22 and 23, 29 and 30, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

Stained Glass Lamps. Courtesy photo.

McCall will provide several patterns from which to choose from, though students are welcome to bring their own ideas. Students will complete this four-session workshop with a finished exterior lamp, and the knowledge and experience of the basic skills involved to continue working with stained glass.

Class fee is $100 and $90 for VAC members plus a $30 supply fee. An additional $30 supply fee will be charged for students who wish to purchase the light fixture from VAC. Anyone with prior copper foil stained glass experience is welcome to enroll.

Attendees are asked to wear long pants, snug fitting gloves, covered shoes and safety glasses. Please bring a glass cutter and soldering iron if you have them. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to six adults. To register call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or visit online.


McCall started working in stained glass in 2006, when a friend gifted her with a piece. She loved the way the sunlight played through the different types of glass, and wanted to explore the possibilities of interpreting the natural world, and interest spurred by her mother’s love of art and her grandmother’s love of birding. Her goal is to interpret Hawai‘i’s unique environment through the stylized lens of stained glass.

The Volcano Art Center is a nonprofit educational organization created in 1974 to promote, develop, and perpetuate the artistic and cultural heritage of Hawai‘i’s people and environment through activities in the visual, literary and performing arts.


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