Contemporary Stained Glass Design

A course by Jarod Crews
Contemporary Glass Artist. Savannah, United States.
Joined March 2021
, Contemporary Glass Artist

Learn to make decorative stained glass pieces with modern overlays using the copper foil technique and create your own colorful landscape

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  • 1785 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn to make decorative stained glass pieces with modern overlays using the copper foil technique and create your own colorful landscape

  • 100% positive reviews (42)
  • 1785 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: English
  • Level: Beginner
  • 13 lessons (2h 19m)
  • Available on the app
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

When the physics of light and refraction meet the magic of color and composition, you get visually striking artwork and the essence behind contemporary glass artist Jarod Crews’ designs. Inspired by vibrant landscapes and botanical shapes, Jarod’s stained glass pieces are nostalgic and aim to evoke a blissful memory of a natural space.

Add color to your life by learning how to make stained glass pieces with a contemporary touch. Jarod teaches you how to cut glass in shapes and create striking compositions that transmit warmth and emotion. Bring light and color into your home with your own decorative glass pieces.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Preparation
  • U3
    U3. Designing Your Glass Landscape
  • U4
    U4. Creating Your Glass Landscape
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Meet Jarod Crews, a contemporary glass artist, founder of Cellar Door Trades, and your teacher for this course. He shares his creative journey, which led him to a career in stained glass artwork. Hear about the artists who have inspired his work.

Start the preparation phase by getting a detailed overview of the materials needed. See how to set up your workspace correctly and what safety measures to keep in mind. Before getting started on your design, learn proper glass cutting techniques and how to achieve structural integrity.

Get inspired by visual references and create a mood board for your design. Bring your ideas together by sketching your composition to make a template. Explore different color combinations to create your palette and decide on the type of glass that suits your design best.

Jarod guides you through the production stage and demonstrates how to trace a template onto glass for cutting. Then, see how to grind your glass for the best fit. Learn how to frame each piece using copper foil and how to solder the parts together. Next, Jarod shows you how to frame the entire piece with lead. Polish your glass landscape by scrubbing, waxing, and adding the finishing overlays.

What is this course's project?

Create an original, Tiffany-style stained glass piece from scratch.

Who is it for?

This course is for anyone who wants to broaden their creativity and bring beauty into their lives by exploring stained glass art.

What you need

No previous experience is required.

To take this course, you need glass cutting and grinding tools, copper foil, soldering tools, protection gear, cleaning materials, and of course, glass.


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Jarod Crews

A course by Jarod Crews

Contemporary Glass Artist

Jarod Crews is a contemporary glass artist from the United States. After over a decade of working as a stylist and educator, Jarod left his career to follow his creative passion. Alongside his husband, they founded Cellar Door Trade, where their product line includes custom stained glass pieces, bespoke wind chimes, and handmade jewelry.

Cellar Door Trade started out as a temporary venture, selling one-off pieces to local shops. Following a widely positive online reception, Cellar Door Trade has become Jarod’s full-time profession, and has amassed over 43K followers on Instagram.


  • U1


    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2


    • Materials
    • Workspace Preparation
    • Technique Foundations
  • U3

    Designing Your Glass Landscape

    • Getting Inspiration
    • Sketching
    • Creating Your Color Palette and Choosing Your Glass
  • U4

    Creating Your Glass Landscape

    • Cutting and Fitting Your Glass 1
    • Cutting and Fitting Your Glass 2
    • Foiling and Soldering
    • Lead Work
    • Details of Finishing
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Contemporary Stained Glass Design

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Contemporary Stained Glass Design . A Craft course by Jarod Crews

Contemporary Stained Glass Design

A course by Jarod Crews
Contemporary Glass Artist. Savannah, United States.
Joined March 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (42)
  • 1785 students