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Topic: Stained Glass Crafters in Japan (Misawa if you live near there)  (Read 1432 times)
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Azirel
« on: September 24, 2007 04:38:04 PM »

Hello! I am in misawa and have learned how to do Stained Glass. As such my Husband now wants me to make a picture frame out of stained glass but I do not know how to keep the picture in the area where the clear glass will be. Everyone I have talked to has said I need some tin something (i swear I'd know it if I saw it) but no one seems to be able to tell me how I would go about applying it to my particular project. it is not going to be square/rectangle in shape but an actual shape...actually it is going to be a very large Torii Gate with the picture between the 2 legs. We won't be putting a hanger on it b/c we are going to be putting it on one of those "plate" displays and we only want where the picture is (which is an 8x10 photo) to have a cardboard backing so that it can be set up in front of a window and allow light to go thru the Torii Gate. Any help would be greatly appreciated and if you happen to live in Misawa and have access to Misawa Air Base I will be in the Arts and Crafts center.

On a side note would any of you know where in misawa or Hachinohe I can go to have a copy made that would be 16x14 inches in size? I would rather get a single sheet for my pattern than have to do the tape and laminate that I am currently planning on doing.
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iggieb3t
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2007 10:52:51 PM »

Hi !
What you could probably do is find a stained glass artist here in Japan who can help you out with purchasing the supplies you need.

I think there is one such artist somewhere in Misawa but I am not sure. She used to exhibit during the Patio Festa (- held at the Veedol Dome in Autumn - but I think this festival has been cancelled this year as I have not seen it posted in the Misawa Home Page).

Another option is to ask one of the craft shops in Hachinohe if they know any stained glass artist they can introduce you too.

I did a google search and found one - http://www6.plala.or.jp/nancy/ - scroll down on the left column and click on the "English here" for the translation. Maybe you can send her an email too - she gives lessons at her studio also.

Here is another site: http://www.yumeglass.com/einlish/index.html

Here is also a list of links you can go through -  I think it lists all the stained glass artists with websites (many links are broken though)... http://www.studiopao.com/links2.html (You may need a Japanese language font in your computer.)

Hope this helps even a bit. Good luck. Smiley

iggie
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Azirel
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2007 03:07:41 PM »

Thanks. There is a stained glass artists here who comes and plays bingo but I only see her once a week but she has been of imense help. I am hoping she can point me to local places that sell supplies since the base craft store is so limited. I have gotten help from friend's back state side via the web and think I know how to make it work now. Now all I need is to find places to actually buy the stuff without having to drive to Tokyo or Hirosaki!
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