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Each Frangere piece is meticulously handcrafted and involves many different stages to achieve the finished outcome.

The glass shades are made using a copper foil technique developed in the late 1890’s. Sheets of coloured glass are scored and cut by hand into the desired shape, before being edged in copper foil and pieced together like a jigsaw puzzle. The shade is then soldered together and polished. If desired, patina is also applied to get a blackened finish.

It is a labour intensive practice that celebrates the human hand, traditional production craft, and the unique soul that is breathed into every single piece. 


Selecting different colours of stained glass.Cutting stained glass
Forming stained glass shadeSoldering stained glass shadeApplying patina to stained glass shadeBrushing spun metal base on lathe