Lead Safety

DANGER: Please be advised that lead is harmful to your health if not handled properly. Cascade has partnered with Ariana Makau at Nzilani Glass Conservation to promote lead safety while working with leaded glass. Please watch this video for lead safety tips before handling lead came and solder.


  • Wash hands thoroughly after handling. Do not use while eating, drinking or smoking. Avoid lead dust or fumes, which are harmful if inhaled or swallowed.
  • Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, eye protection, face protection.
  • Avoid contaminating air and water.

We recommend the D-Lead range of products in conjunction with these tips.

Instructional Videos

We are in the process of creating a comprehensive guide to the glass arts on our YouTube channel.

Start now with our Beginner’s Guide to Glass Cutting or stained glass, leadlight, glass fusing and slumping and mosaics. This playlist begins with an overview of the tools used in glass cutting, a demonstration of the tools and ends in a project you can practice at home.

This is a great introduction to the glass arts by experienced glass artist, Ian Dixon.


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