CHOOSE WHERE YOU WOULD LIKE TO START IN THE PROCESS BASED ON YOUR SCHEDULE, INTERESTS, AND PERSONALITY

You know yourself best. our job is to meet you where you are.

 
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START @ THE BEGINNING

When you start at the
Pattern Design or Cutting/Breaking
Step of the Process, you will:

  • Choose your favorites from our extensive selection of exquisite glass in a variety of colors, makes, and textures 
  • Create a pattern based on your own art glass design or choose a pre-existing or modified pattern designed by another artist
  • Use the tools at Vavroch Glass to cut and break the glass pieces to complete your design
  • Grind the edges of your pieces smooth, then grind additional edges as needed until your pieces fit together as intended
  • Apply copper foil to the perimeter of each of your pieces to prepare them for soldering
  • Solder your pieces together
  • Attach a frame of lead or zinc came, as well as rings to hang your finished piece in its new home
  • Clean, polish, and patina your finished piece to make it sparkle and shine

WITH THESE CLASSES

STARTING WITH
PATTERN DESIGN:

  • DESIGN YOUR OWN PANEL

 

starting with cutting/breaking:

  • ICONIC ST. JOHNS BRIDGE
  • IRONIC ICONIC: PDX CARPET
  • ANTIQUE WEAVE: A REAL GEM!
  • VINTAGE PDX BUNGALOW

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START @ THE MIDDLE

When you start at the
GRINDING
Step of the Process, you will:

  • Choose from pre-cut exquisite glass pieces in in a variety of colors, makes, and textures 
  • Use a pre-existing or modified pattern designed by Vavroch Glass
  • Grind the edges of your pieces smooth, then grind additional edges as needed until your pieces fit together as intended
  • Apply copper foil to the perimeter of each of your pieces to prepare them for soldering
  • Solder your pieces together
  • Attach a frame of lead or zinc came, as well as rings to hang your finished piece in its new home
  • Clean, polish, and patina your finished piece to make it sparkle and shine

WITH THESE CLASSES

STARTING WITH
GRINDING:

  • ICONIC ST. JOHNS BRIDGE
  • ANTIQUE WEAVE: A REAL GEM!
  • VINTAGE PDX BUNGALOW

WITH THESE CLASSES

STARTING WITH
SOLDERING:

  • ICONIC ST. JOHNS BRIDGE
  • ANTIQUE WEAVE: A REAL GEM!
  • HONEYCOMB HEXES
  • CHEVRON STRIP
  • SIX-POINTED STAR
  • URBAN URSA

 

 

 

SKIP TO THE END

When you start at the
SOLDERING
Step of the Process, you will:

  • Choose from pre-cut and pre-foiled exquisite glass pieces in in a variety of colors, makes, and textures 
  • Assemble your chosen pieces to complete a pre-existing or modified pattern designed by Vavroch Glass
  • Solder your pieces together
  • Tin the edges of your suncatcher or attach a frame of lead or zinc came to your panel, as well as rings to hang your finished piece in its new home
  • Clean, polish, and patina your finished piece to make it sparkle and shine