Jane first did stained glass with Nicola Kantorowicz about 5 years ago at an Oxford summer school - she has since been to 3 of her week long courses. This time round, Jane was working on the above piece inspired by her love of Rome and was using a technique called Sgraffito. The shaded areas within the glass panels are painted on with a special paint, and then the light details are etched off before the pieces are fired in a kiln. Jane wanted to use a lightbox to ensure the areas she was etching were in the right places. So she made her own!
These are some drawers from Ikea. They sit on top of a desk and Jane keeps her scissors, sewing threads etc in them.
Take one out...
Place a bit of glass over it (commonly available when you're doing a stained glass course!)
Doing some research, a a decent, sturdy lightbox of this size (just over A4) can cost anywhere from £30 upwards. Jane paid £7 for the drawers a few years ago, £10 for the lamp and obviously both can be used for their original purposes when not they are not lightbox components!
Isn't she clever?! And what a beautiful piece of stained glass Jane created - we watched in awe at the patience it took to etch the final design!
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