Stained Glass: DESIGN & PRODUCTION REPAIR RESTORATION INSTALLATION
Artwork: PAINTINGS PORTRAITS ART TILES WINE & BEER LABELS WROUGHT IRON
What is Art & Glass Studio?
Stained Glass services: The main focus is to design and produce stained glass windows, along with restoration work and simple repairs. Currently we do not offer classes but plans for courses and single night 'party' classes are in the works.
Art Gallery: I also display other art mediums I work in along with the works of a small, very select, group of other artists at my shoppe. All selected with certain ideals in mind- a cohesive sense of style along with my respect for their craft, their integrity, their workmanship. This is a place where "good work is done". Besides what is seen in the gallery, the discussion of custom work is welcomed.
As for the name, stained or clear and leaded glass windows are in general referred to as 'art glass'. The & was added to signify that I work in more than just the glass medium and that I am an artist first and foremost, doing my own drawings and practiced in many art fields, rather than just an assembler of pre-designed patterns.
Stained glass is not just for churches anymore. The glory and awe it has instilled for centuries can be in your home and can be customized to your individual taste and/or your home's style of architecture. Envision sunlight infused colours dancing across your walls and floors as the sun moves through the day and the seasons. Many glasses, especially opalescent ones, will change dramatically in appearance from dusk to dawn. You can subtly change the ambiance of a specific room with even one stained glass panel.
Often installations have a practical side too... is that neighbor's window, brick wall or trash bin in view from your kitchen? Is your bath too easy to see into? You can have all the light you want with a textured clear glass that beautifies yet still privatizes your home, making it a more peaceful sanctuary.
What we offer in ALL our artwork, including glass window panels, is extreme care and pride in craftsmanship, combined with ethical business practices. Working for other stained glass studios over the years, I became aware of shortcuts that some were taking for time's sake. Most of these shortcuts cannot be seen in a finished panel...but in about 20 years, inferior work begins to bow and leak. My glass panels will last a lifetime before any routine upkeep may be needed. From the simplest to the largest job, each project is given my full attention.
This studio is dedicated to the practice of reducing/reusing/recycling our resources.