Saturday, June 1, 2013


Ladies and gentlemen: here is the Garden of Eden, completed.
Click on it so you can actually maybe see it, if you please!

It is the bottom half of a piece I will be titling “The Birth of Eve”…all those plans, of course are subject to change.
 Sketch (photoshop, human hands)

I posted process shots here and on facebook and... oh look!  Here they are again:
 For god's sake click to enlarge!

The process is as follows:
1. Sandblast glass  to get some areas clear (on  the red layer sandblast to clear where anything will be blue, green, yellow, pink or clear . Sandblast the blue to clear where anything will be red, orange, yellow, pink or clear.  Sandblast the pink to clear wherever you want things to be blue, green or clear or yellow.  Is that confusing?  No worries!  You don’t really have to conceptualize this that much—just sandblast!!!! )
2. Use permanent maker to delineate design
3. Engrave flowers on both layers
4. Paint, then fire the paint
5.  Engrave a bit more
6.  Paint again and fire
7.   Last paint and fire (if it needs it)
8.  Silverstain and fire
9.  Engrave the silverstain
10.  Firepolish

Also for your perusal are images of the layers separated.

 These lead lines are fake so you can read the image easier.

Now  that the how-to is evident, go off and make one of these suckers.  I dare you!


lawn care calgary said...

Thank you so much for posting this!! I loved it, keep up the great work.

Architectural Glass Artist said...

I'm curious, do you find you talk to yourself a lot?! :–) Maybe even get dizzy talking to yourself so much?

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Unknown said...

Absolutely amazing! What a fantastic example of your talent and determination. Will enjoy the completed creation when you get it all finished up, but this is extraordinary all by itself!

TR Biddle said...

Thank you for these wonderful posts! The work is incredibly beautiful, and technically stunning. And step-by-step instructions, too! I'm so inspired, I'm going to make two or three this week just like yours, only really elaborate.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous, Judith. I love it! especially the layers...

Judith Schaechter said...

I;m so glad you all like it and enjoy the posting!
Do I talk to myself? Hmmmm....I can always pretend I am talking to the cats!

Unknown said...

Totally amazing work. What a labor of LOVE. Truly stunning. How many hours at a time do you work?

CalyxAnn said...

Fantabulousity! Thanks for the pictures and great job getting the pictures of the separate layers all lined up so when you flip back and forth you can see the elements without moving your eyes :)

Judith Schaechter said...

Thanks again!!
Bonnie: how many hours at a that's a good question. I have ADD. so I am up and down and in an out like a Mexican Jumping Bean.
I would say I require about 18 solid hours to get 6 hours of work done. But I do get it done!!!
Its not very consecutive, but it all adds up. Maybe I should say I have add, not ADD.
When I work, I can be super focused.

Unknown said...

Judith, I can't imagine how many hours you must have into each piece. They are just breathtaking. I know your process is labor intensive as I work in glass as well. Please check out my blog here. I love following yours to see what you are doing.

carol said...

I don't work in glass but I love that you are so open about your process. That is confidence!

Unknown said...

Kia ora Judith - from Aotearoa New Zealand. I am curious as to how you solder the layers together once they are complete? If you are leading do you lead each layer then solder around the outside edges to join them? I use lead and am keen to try layering with it but not sure about the finishing/joining process between layers. Havent been able to find much on this aspect so would appreciate any suggestions. 😊 Karen

Judith Schaechter said...

Hi Karen--
I assemble layered work with copperfoil (sometimes called Tiffany method). I only lead windows with one layer.

Unknown said...

Thanks Judith. I wondered if you used foil only. Might have to practice!