Working with stained glass started as a hobby, fit in around my “real life”. Over the last 16 years, I’ve found that my favorite pieces are those that incorporate a personal piece of artwork, vintage jewelry or other found object.
Custom pieces can ordered in any size, from small sun catchers and cupboard doors, to large windows.
Beans Coffee Shop
These three windows are fondly referred to as Colleen’s “Where’s Waldos”. Many incorporated elements came from a list provided by Bean’s owner Colleen Lear. Can you spot the Buffy the Vampire Slayer logo and poker chips?
This piece is incorporated into the front of a reception desk. The goal was to make something that included recycled materials and complimented the overall style of the salon.
The window features recycled wine glass bases that were cooked in the kiln to smooth out the edges.
The Jasmine Dragon
Many of my pieces are custom orders of original design, created in collaboration with the client. This piece was created for Matt Martsolf’s studio on Chardon Square. The design was inspired by artwork on the walls of his studio.
I’m often asked to create pieces that include family photos, either as gifts or as a way to remember a special family member. Other pieces have images that represent the family in some special way.