Skyline Reflections: Portland

Skyline Reflections: Portland

Skyline Reflections – Portland Initially inspired by my City Dance piece, the Portland skyline evolved into a reflection of the stormy evening sky (the glass color is actually called ‘Thunderhead’) and city lights in the Willamette River. The deep, dramatic...
Arise installed

Arise installed

A few months ago, I sold Arise to a wonderful woman, but she still had a problem; she had three windows. So we worked out a plan where I would make two more pieces to match Arise. We decided that these flanking pieces would be vertical instead of horizontal to add a...
Forest Edge

Forest Edge

This sketch of a forest edge, with a glimpse of a river through the trees, inspired a transom window. The arched top triptych was installed above the front entry door. Even though the sketch is pretty small, the panel ends are quite narrow – the ends of the arch...
Thinking Spring

Thinking Spring

Anyone that knows me, knows that pink is generally not my color, but this flowering crabapple tree is special. At first it was simply a response to the view out my client’s front door, and since I had to guess about the color because it wasn’t blooming, I went...
But it Doesn’t Match My Sofa!

But it Doesn’t Match My Sofa!

Does this match my sofa? Well, no, but you will have the artwork a lot longer than you have the sofa, so is that really important? And contrast is good, which in designer speak is called ‘accent colors’, so go ahead, buy that painting, pottery, art glass...
Fabrication Process: Supernova

Fabrication Process: Supernova

Everyone always asks, “How do you do that?” Well, the answer to that is actually pretty simple. I start with an idea, usually a photo, or a sketch, or a painting. Then I begin choosing the glass. The glass can be in a palette that matches the inspiration...
Aspen Curtain Installation

Aspen Curtain Installation

This window installation was pretty scary for a couple of reasons: it was on the stair landing (awkward location for ladders) in the newlyweds first home. it was the first time creating a multi-panel, inter-connected, layered group of small panels hanging from a...
Inquiries & Referrals Welcome

Inquiries & Referrals Welcome

This last November someone contacted me with an unusual request. He needed the sensibilities of a stained glass artist to design a graphic to be used on signs promoting environmentalism, but it didn’t involve building a window, just creating a bright and...

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