Making a Menger sponge in stained glass
February 12, 2019 12:07 PM   Subscribe

Making a Menger sponge in stained glass
I spent the last six weeks taking a stained glass course from a local artist (Vavroch Glass Studio) and the culmination of that is a 15"x15" stained glass Menger sponge rendering that I'm absolutely delighted with. This is a writeup with pictures of the whole process from conception to completion.
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posted by cortex (8 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by Foci for Analysis on February 14, 2019: Cortex's beautiful stained glass piece

Nice detailed writeup!
posted by exogenous at 12:45 PM on February 12


Holy shit, that's beautiful! Great work!
posted by duffell at 12:51 PM on February 12


This was such a great write-up, too. Beautiful piece!
posted by jillithd at 1:10 PM on February 12 [1 favorite]


Gosh that is really lovely, and thank you for sharing such a detailed tour of how you did it all. I'm really digging the color choices and the textures of the glass, and the nice copper foil/soldering.

If I'd just seen the end result without any of the context (or known you were taking a class from the podcast/mltshp), I would have totally believed it if you said this was a hobby you'd been doing for a while. That looks really impressive! Literally brilliant with the light behind it. I have this feeling of wanting to shrink down in size and walk through the cube in all its lit glory.

P.S. I hope your finger healed quickly.
P.P.S. I also liked those little typed labels on the bottles from Olivia.
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 9:49 PM on February 12 [1 favorite]


That's gorgeous, and I really appreciate the detailed writeup.
posted by gryftir at 10:49 PM on February 12 [1 favorite]


This is very neat, and now I know that a Menger sponge is a mathematical something because from the name I imagined some organic sea organism.
posted by readinghippo at 4:17 PM on February 13


It's so cool to see a post on here about something that I saw in person while it was being created. Nice work Josh, and thanks for the amazing writeup!
posted by o0dano0o at 10:36 AM on February 19


Ha, hiya!
posted by cortex at 3:14 PM on February 19


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