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Lead light was introduced to the Federation by Charlie Bonnici in 2002 where participants received first class tuition from him.   First we started in the main hall at Addison Road but then moved into the bessablock room outside.   Basic tool kits were bought then sold to members.   Leadlight and copper foiling are the principal styles of glass work crafted by the group.   All members have done projects for their homes which include skylights, windows, door panels and lamp shades.   The ‘Lest We Forget’ light box and the Tri Service window were made and donated by the group to the VVF.

This group has expanded over the years and work under a self help ethic with some of the original members still with us.   We make a weekly contribution which enables us to maintain, repair and update the extensive range of tools and equipment that we use.   We now produce some interesting creations in our work room using several grinding machines and a band saw to assist in making our projects that little bit quicker and easier and a Taurus saw which can be used to cut out intricate shapes.

The Glass Fusion Group was started by Peter Reschke in about 2010 after he attended a glass fusion workshop and then introduced it to the group.   A kiln was purchased by the VVF and some new members joined.   The kiln has expanded what we do and fused pieces have been included in leadlight and mosaic works.   Glass fusion is the art of fusing pieces of glass that have been carefully assembled and heated in the kiln to make pendants, earrings, rings, noughts and crosses games and Christmas decorations.

There is plenty of room for anyone wishing to learn the basics of leadlight, copper foiling or glass fusion.   If you are curious enough come along for an introduction with guidance and equipment provided with ongoing assistance.   Our endeavour is to be totally self funding and regularly donate hand crafted items for our monthly barbecues.

The Leadlight/Glass Fusion group meet in our workroom at the Yerbury Centre each Wednesday between 1 and 3 PM.

Non members of the Federation are welcome to ‘come and try’ up to three (3) visits, if they wish to stay after that time they are required to join the Federation, $35PA for Associate membership.