Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Stained Glass Classes


Beginning Stained Glass:
You know that you have always wanted to learn to work with stained glass. To create a panel or a piece of fine art. Now you have the chance! This class will teach you how to layout, cut, and assemble your own stained glass panel using the Tiffany inspired copper foil method.
Given once a month, from 9:30 AM to about 5 PM on a Saturday, this day long class is a great chance to learn the basics of creating with stained glass.  
The investment of only $125.00 covers everything, except your lunch.
You will leave with a finished, ready to hang, glass panel and a lot of new knowledge. 
Come and join the fun.  See the Paypal button in the sidebar for the date and to sign up.

More classes are on the this space !

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Owl Bevel

The Christmas rush is in full swing and has been since before Thanksgiving.
We have been buried in snow and ice around here for a week. Making it more difficult to get items shipped or to make local deliveries.
Ah, the joys of a retail business.

So, not a new item today but a bevel panel that I made years ago.

It has assumed its new place in the family room with dignity and grace.
This morning the sunrise was just beginning and spot lighted it.
I just had to take a photo and share it.

You may have noticed the Etsy listing in the sidebar is active again.

If you see anything you like please feel free to order.

Merry Christmas To All !!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

New Furnace

A new gas furnace now resides in the glass shop.
After trying all the latest electric and infra-red heaters
and freezing my glass off, I bit the wallet and had the
gas furnace installed.  
Ah, a nice cozy, warm space.
Now I can get back to work on the back up of orders
and start the classes going once again.
Watch this space for class times and information.
This is a detail form a panel I made for the client's
dinning room window which is decorated in 
the arts and crafts style.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Bathroom Glass

The same home, different room.
This is used as a privacy window in the shower.
This window faces East so the sunrise should be
just great coming through the beveled center.

My first class in the new studio is on Nov 16th.
It is full already...( if you snooze, you lose).

Watch this space for info on up coming classes
and of course the Paypal sign up in the sidebar.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Bevel Panel Finished

Here it is....The finished panel.
Installed in the clients home as they requested.
They are pleased, so I am happy.

Friday, October 4, 2013


Here is the latest up date on the bevel panel.

Almost finished...If you look closely you can see the pink streaky border.
A full photo will be next..

Thursday, October 3, 2013

New Bevel Panel

The beginnings of a 24" x 36" window panel for a clients living room.
This is the center bevel group which is surrounded in a nice glue chip. 
Green accent globs and some 2" square bevels complete
the center section. A pink / salmon wispy surround with bevel 
corners will complete the panel.  
Well, "complete" if you don't count the frame,
the patina, and the hangers.
I will post some progress images as I work and the finished piece when it is done.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Color In The Corner

A bit of useful decoration on the grinder table.
The new shop is up and running with a back log 
of repair work and many new projects.

More information on classes will be coming soon.

The first class is already sold out with a waiting list.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

In The Racks

I have been  working in the new shop since Monday.
It is such a pleasure to have this much space: about 300 square feet.
The last place was 80 square feet and almost unworkable for any project over 20" x24"..
I looked over yesterday at the sun coming in on all the glass in the racks and saw this...thought I would share it with you.
Just look at of the reasons that I love stained glass.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Window Art

Just a quick post showing some slag glass that I keep in the studio window.
I  have so much work to catch up on...
Being shut down for 6 months is a real bummer.
OK, back to work..

Monday, September 23, 2013

New Glass Shop

At last....All ready to go !!
When you are moving, every thing takes longer and costs more then you had planned is just a rule.
But it is now finished: glass block windows, air conditioning & heating, new electric installed, and insulation is in place.
Much larger than the last space it will allow for more complex and larger projects....and there is space for classes!

I will post more on the glass classes later but the

space was laid out with classes in mind.
So, I will be teaching...

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

New Shop Space

Everything unloaded in the new shop.
Stacked in the center for now as there is still so much to be done.
The walls, ceiling, and floor need painting...
The glass block windows need to be installed.
One of the block windows will have an air conditioner.
Light panels need  to be wired.
Oh yes, the new electric work needs to be done.
Then and only then can I begin to arrange this space.
Off to a great start, don't you think??

Saturday, August 24, 2013

The Big Move

We have moved..
not a long move, just across town.
But it took 33 days to get it all done.
Have you ever had to move a glass shop?
I do not recommend it unless you absolutely have to do it.

Now the arranging begins.
Every thing, except the large sheets of glass, is in a box.
I hope to be ready to work within a week.
I have empty walls to fill in the mall.
Not to mention Etsy which has been left alone for far too long.

So, watch this space....
more is on the way....