Stained glass techniques - SMC045
The glass is coloured by adding metal oxides to the glass while it is molten. Fine features, such as faces and lettering, are created by painting enamel onto the glass.

In order to make a stained glass window the plan is drawn out full scale on a bench or table. The individual pieces of glass are then placed on top of the plan, in the correct places, and joined together with lead strips that are then soldered in place.

Stained glass is the term used to describe windows made from pieces of coloured glass which are arranged in a design. The techniques of making stained glass have changed little since it was developed in the eleventh century.

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