Stained Glass

Sophie D'Souza
This practical book explains the art of stained glass for the maker. Focusing on leaded glass, it introduces types of glass, cutting and designing for glass, and the processes involved in building your own panel. It also covers installation and restoration of glass, repairing and rebuilding, and quoting for work. Written by a leading maker, this book provides the practical instruction and the inspiration for everyone ready to try this most uplifting of crafts.
This exciting book explains the secrets that lie behind the craft, emphasizes the importance of working with light, and celebrates the pure joy and excitement of working with this fragile yet powerful medium. Written with the maker in mind, it guides the reader through the processes of first working with glass through to designing and building your panel. It then goes on to look at the restoration and repair work the stained glass maker is often asked to undertake. This book is a beautiful testament to her talent, and to one of the oldest and most treasured art forms that never disappoints.
Stained Glass by Sophie D'Souza

About the author

Sophie D'Souzawon a scholarship from the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) and completed a post graduate certificate in Architectural Glass at Central St Martins. She continues to work closely with QEST and exhibited in Fortnum & Mason’s, as part of their Crafting Excellence exhibition, and at Buckingham Palace during the Queen’s Coronation Festival. She has also shown and demonstrated her work at the V&A Museum in London with the Trust.

Press Reviews

This is the first book on the practical aspects of stained glass that I’ve seen in a very long time and the first to be fully illustrated in colour. To have something you can go to between lessons for extension, revision and clarification would be useful and this should fit the brief well. I’d say this is an excellent introduction and companion to work in stained glass that will be fully satisfying and not one to leave you wanting more.

- Henry,