Ten wonderful Williams College students are building stained glass tilings with me during their month-long Winter Study course this month.
Each student has designed a panel made from repeating geometric shapes cut in coloured glass using the Morton PG01B glasscutting system.
Some of the geometry is fairly straightforward, like a panel inspired by a grandmother’s quilt, and a regular polygon.
Others tilings were more difficult to draw with compass and straightedge, and complex to set up on the Morton system.
A couple of students wanted specific imagery – a racing shell, birds, leaves, snowflakes…
One student is creating a 3D model of a particular type of carbon molecule.
Every tile will eventually be painted and fired at least twice. This last photo shows four different projects on the light table as students shuffle with colour layout and begin glasspainting.
Thanks to student Ben Hoyle for the better quality photos above.