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Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Nightlight

This week I finalized a new nightlight design.  The design is another prairie style piece based on design elements made popular by Frank Lloyd Wright around the turn of the 20th century. Warm and Vibrant Colors In this design, I have added accents with red and blue cathedral glass.  The transparent cathedral glass creates a focal [...]

By | 2017-04-03T01:14:14+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Project|0 Comments

Stained Glass Work: Three Tips for Glass Artists From my Last Project

I spent another few hours working on my latest window project this weekend.  I'm glad to share that I've finished most of the work.  The panel is now fully assembled and ready for cementing. I've learned a few things during this latest project.  Before I forget, I thought I share my discoveries.  So here we [...]

By | 2017-04-03T01:27:36+00:00 February 18th, 2017|Project|0 Comments

Emmond House Stained Glass Project Update

Half completed Emmond House inspired window. It's always good to have extra supplies. That's my usual motto. Except this time I didn't follow it. Just as I was getting into my latest glass project I ran out of lead came. I had recently ordered what I thought was about 30 feet of rolled 3/16" [...]

By | 2017-04-03T01:16:47+00:00 February 4th, 2017|Project|0 Comments

Review: Prairie Designs II For Stained Glass Windows

Prairie Designs II for Stained Glass Windows is the second book in the series by Alex Spatz. The stained glass patterns included in the book are sympathetic to the prairie school of design made popular by Frank Lloyd Wright. If you are looking to explore design elements Wright he made popular during the turn of [...]

By | 2017-08-31T02:44:35+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Book|0 Comments

New Emmond House Stained Glass Project

Orignal Emmond House window I've been wanting to create a new glass panel based on Frank Lloyd Wright's stained glass windows in the Robert Emmond house. The windows in the 1893 home draw inspiration from his early Oak Park Studio.  A variation of the diamond pattern that he made extensive use of in Oak Park can [...]

By | 2017-04-03T01:15:32+00:00 January 28th, 2017|Frank Lloyd Wright, Project|0 Comments

Christmas Stained Glass Gifts for the Entire Family

Just before Christmas, I created a set of matching stained glass gifts for my sister-in-law and her family. When I completed the set, I was eager to post a picture but I didn't want to spoil the surprise so I decided to wait to share the project with the world. Now that were a few [...]

By | 2017-04-03T01:25:56+00:00 January 21st, 2017|Project|0 Comments

2017 Frank Lloyd Wright Housewalk

Photo By Ivo Shandor The 2017 Frank Lloyd Wright Housewalk will commemorate Wright's 150  birthday. The event will be held on Saturday, May 20th, 2017.  If you're a Wright fan it will be, the place to be in May. Buying Tickets Online You can get your tickets direction from the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust on [...]

By | 2017-04-03T01:28:59+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Frank Lloyd Wright|0 Comments

New Stained Glass Night Light Coming Soon

With Christmas just past it's time to start working on some new stained glass gifts.  Unfortunately, the season for Christmas ornaments has passed, but not to worry, I've started a new design project to make a  stained glass night light.  I'm working on turning this first light into a complete series. Stained Glass Night Light, a [...]

By | 2017-01-05T19:53:04+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Project|0 Comments

Making Last Minute Stained Glass Gifts

It's Christmas Eve and I've got a few more gifts to make for friends and family. It's nice to be able to be able to put together some handmade gifts and not have to run to the shopping mall. This year for the family I decided to make clear glass stars. They look great on [...]

By | 2017-04-03T01:46:39+00:00 December 24th, 2016|Project|0 Comments

Praire Style Stained Glass Panel, Fresh Out of the Studio

This wheat motif design is something I've been working on for the last couple of weeks. I'm planning to explore this design in a couple of future stained glass panels that I have in mind. For this particular panel, I tried to select colors that were in line with the period.  You'll see the classic greens, ambers, and [...]

By | 2017-04-03T01:45:19+00:00 December 17th, 2016|Project|0 Comments