Sagawa Stained Glass
I started working with stained glass in the late 1970s and am mostly self-taught or learned through experimentation. I believe that my creativity has benefited from not being taught what couldn’t be done with glass. My skills and direction have changed and evolved over time. I started with traditional two-dimensional leaded panels and then created my own tree of life€panel using copper foil in a most nontraditional fashion.
I create the tree panels by drawing the design on the stained glass and then cutting out each piece, wrapping them with copper foil, applying additional copper foil which I then sculpt and finally soldering the entire panel.