Fortunately, I get a bit of a break today: I'm headed to Weisser Glass to take a lamp-making class this afternoon. It has been so long since I've done copper foil method, the construction method used in making stained glass lamp shades, that I felt I needed a refresher course. The copper foil method was invented by Louis Tiffany's shop as a way of creating lighter pieces with narrower lead lines. It's great for making lamps, sconces, boxes, etc. -- things that don't have to survive heat and cold extremes, like windows. A client and friend has asked me to make a custom lamp for her living room. So, rather than muddle through, I thought I'd take this four-Sunday afternoon class and do things right.