This book encompasses knowledge by the professional glass artist Francis Elder II. Who has been doing stained glass and art glass work since 1988. In this book he explains in easy to understand terms the process of going from a part time hobbyist to a full time paid artisan. This how to book takes a detailed look at the steps involved to allow you to follow your dreams of becoming a paid art glass artist. He details areas such as; incorporating yourself into your art, designs and pattern making, efficiency, production, custom work, safety, how to price your work, installation and service calls, where and how to sell, insurance, commission sales, using social media, marketing as a whole and teaching.
About the Author
My name is Frank Elder II and my voyage into stained glass began back in 1988 while I was still in high school in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. I always liked to take art and you could find me doodling on a piece of scrap paper at any given moment in time. I am known for my unique approach to stained / art glass work. I tend to push the preconceived "boundaries" of the medium while utilizing advanced techniques that many "studios" do not have knowledge of or wish to utilize due to the intense overhead of labor involved. I enjoy creating interactive pieces of art which really prompts the viewer of the art to become "part of the experience," not just a casual observer. I utilize age old techniques and combine those techniques with modern materials. Adding to that my decades of experience my goal is to create works of art that will stand the test of time, allowing them to be handed down from one generation to the next. I love to teach others and see them excel and find their inner joy by doing something they love so dearly. To that end I endeavor to impart the knowledge that I have gained in these many years to others and help them achieve their goals.