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Glass on Glass 10 Pane

The 10-panel vintage window survived the trip from Orange, California to the Midwest.  It’s a pretty big window at 5′ x 2′ ft … which meant this piece would take a huge bite out of my vintage glass collection.

The vintage windows I look for have to be sturdy, with clear glass that doesn’t wiggle or show separation (rotting)  from the frame … not even a little bit.

I use a clear adhesive to glue the glass to the glass, in a well ventilated room, with a wheeled tile cutter, a small hammer – on a sturdy surface – wearing safety glasses with a first aid kit near by … but not children or pets.  Safety First – Always wear safety glasses when breaking or cutting random glass dishes, cups and/or glass objects. Depending on the type of glass they can and some will shatter in a bazillion pieces … maybe more. Be careful.  

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This window was probably hung the wide way over an old store front somewhere.

Clean the window with a vinegar & water mixture – a couple of times – and let it dry.  Glue glass pieces into place filling in with cut glass pieces, clear glass gems, marbles and the like …

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Perfect first pass and not a single piece glued.
Perfect first pass and not a single piece glued.

Glass on Glass – 10 Panes – Private Collection

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Glass on Glass Reboot

The new studio is still under construction so we moved a little desk into the corner of the porch/laundry room/back entrance for now.  Thanks, Robbie.

Studio Design Working in a small space is challenging and limits the amount of available materials but it also forces tidiness and focus which are really good things.

Glass on Glass Vintage Window Art Unfortunately – and fortunately – the earning a living and still unpacking things tend to get in the way of being a gypsy full time but I’m still having a blast getting there.

Glass on Glass Vintage Window Art The truth is … my dream progress is still happening behind the scenes and I’m quite proud of myself for making the time to create a new glass on glass vintage window project and filming the whole thing.

My little sis watched the video, she liked it, laughed a little and was even inspired to start creating her own peace so … I’m going to film the ending this weekend and hand it off to RJM to finish the edit and publish. I’ll keep you posted.

Have a great weekend!

Glass on Glass Vintage Window Art

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GLASS FROM THE PAST © Mara Lee

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SEVEN © MARA LEE – PRIVATE COLLECTION

SEVEN © MARA LEE

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KITCHEN SINK © MARA LEE – PRIVATE COLLECTION

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KITCHEN SINK © MARA LEE

TEN PANES © MARA LEE

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TEN PANES © MARA LEE

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