All my pieces are created using the Tiffany method for stained glass.
After designing the piece, drawing it by hand or in Illustrator, I choose my glass colors and transfer the design into the glass.
Then, I hand cut each piece: I score the glass with a glass cutter making little imperfections in the glass that will allow me to break it following the design. The glass cutter is not sharp, it’s a small wheel that rolls along the glass. This takes a lot of practice and patience!
After cutting all the pieces, next step is to grind them (with a special grinding machine) to make the edges smooth and make them fit together. This is like putting together a puzzle, but out of glass.
Then I need to clean them thoroughly and wrap them in copper foil tape.
After that, I reassemble all the pieces and solder them together using lead-tin solder.
Later I apply a dark patina for its color and finally polish them with a special compound that gives them protection and some shine.
Every piece requires several hours to be made.
If you wanna check out videos and photos of my process, visit my Instagram @multipleshapes.glass