Stained glass, art, plating, stained glass artwork.
Art and Design
“Plating” is a piece of stained glass jargon. It refers to the practice of using more than one layer of glass in the construction of a panel. The layers are not fused together. They are simply stacked up, one on top of another and joined by soldering foil or came. I would like to spend a little time on the reasons for using this plating technique. In a future article I may say more about the techniques themselves, but the why’s are more important than the how’s.
Oddy, Robert N., "Plating in Stained Glass: Experience the beauty" (2011). School of Information Studies: Faculty Scholarship. 157.