In 2005, I created a new approach to stained and leaded glass – CLOVIS GLASS. The overall effect is similar to the look of knapped-flint, arrow or spear points of the Clovis era in North America, 14,000 years ago…hence the name.
In this original technique, pieces of plate and other thick glasses are edged with a handheld chipping tool, forming scallops and making them thin enough along the edge to accommodate the lead channel.
Many kinds of glass lend themselves to this innovative technique. Several of these are glue chip, antique, crown and flashed, a glass in which a thin layer color is flashed over a base glass, usually clear. When scalloped, the color is removed and the clear glass is revealed.