Instructor: Erica Stephenson
Date: June 1 - 3, 2023
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Location: Erica's home studio: 1451 Mill Gap Rd., Monterey, VA 24465
Materials Cost: Not to exceed $35. (includes all materials and use of tools and incidentals)
Workshop Summary: This basic to intermediate level workshop will use the copper foil method of stained glass construction. Students will select a pattern, cut, grind and shape glass pieces, apply copper foil, solder, and finish one or more projects. Participants will be provided with the tools to discover their interest in this skill. Patterns and a variety of colored glass will be provided for projects.
Participants should wear close-toed shoes, not sandals, to keep their feet safe from glass shards. Pack a lunch, since Erica's beautiful farm is just south of town, so restaurants won't be an option.
About Erica Stephenson
Stained glass has been present in Erica Stephenson’s life since early childhood. She observed the long hours her mother put in perfecting the craft at her home studio where she designed and created thousands of sun catchers, nightlights and boxes over 25 years to support her family. Her artistic mother co-owned and ran The Personal Touch in Monterey where she developed quite the fan base and following. You can still find her lovely little pieces of art hanging in the windows of many homes or adorning a side table. In 2000, Erica became her apprentice and began to put into practice the steps she already knew by heart. Erica quickly developed a love for the craft and its endless creative possibilities. Needless to say, she had the best teacher ever. Today, Erica has her own home studio where she concentrates on designing custom windows and panels.