Here are some examples of my latest work. Placing your cursor on the "window" will pause the slideshow.
My interest in stained glass began as a little boy inspired by my mother. She especially loved the brightly colored stained glass windows found in churches. Our tiny country church had no stained glass. It was only in magazines and, occasionally, on television that we actually saw stained glass windows; but Mom always described the colors and designs as though she were looking at them in person. Those first exposures apparently made a lasting impression.
Several years ago I decided that I needed to pursue some sort of creative outlet, so I took a stained glass class. Most of my time after that was spent creating pieces for myself or to be given as gifts. Friends and family liked the pieces I made and suggested I consider selling my work. I now exhibit my work at several arts and crafts shows and at some local galleries. My only regret is that I didn’t start doing this sooner.
Nature has always been the best source of ideas for my stained glass projects. There are wonderful patterns and colors in nature, and glass offers the medium by which I can try to replicate them. In addition, I have expanded my work to geometric designs with and without bevels. I have designed and constructed custom pieces for special applications. Most recently, I have moved into the area of repair and restoration of antique leaded glass pieces.
We lost our 13-year-old puppy, Callie,
on March 13, 2012.
She will be greatly missed.