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Follow Prairie Stained Glass Workshop On Facebook

I finally did it.  It seemed like the logical thing to do.  Yes, I created a facebook page for Prairie Stained Glass Workshop. If you're on Facebook, I invite you to stop by the page and like us or follow the page.  I'll be posting photos of new pieces as they come out of the [...]

By | 2017-11-26T16:41:38+00:00 November 26th, 2017|News|0 Comments

How A Stained Glass Candle Lantern Is Made

How do you cut the glass? How do you put it together?  Do you make your designs?  Better than telling you, I thought I 'd show you.  As I was creating a new custom designed candle lantern, I  grabbed my camera and took some video so I could share the story along the way. It's not [...]

By | 2017-11-23T16:29:07+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|Project|0 Comments

New Stained Glass Candle Lantern Project

  As the holidays are approaching it seems like a perfect time to experiment with a stained glass new project.  I've decided to try a three-dimensional piece.  I'm going to make a small candle lantern for the Christmas season.   Every Christmas time I think about how we should have a nice centerpiece for the table.  [...]

By | 2017-11-11T00:28:42+00:00 November 11th, 2017|Project|0 Comments

The Best of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Art Glass

Robie House, Photo By Cervin Robinson While Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture is amazing, don’t forget that he designed every element in most of his homes.  That includes the art glass in many of is prairie style buildings.  For fans of Frank Lloyd Wright art glass I’ve put together a short list of my [...]

By | 2017-10-29T13:54:34+00:00 October 29th, 2017|Houses, Uncategorized|0 Comments

First Congregational Church of La Grange Craft Fair Oct. 21, 2018

Christmas Ornament for 2017 On October 21st, 2018, I'll be setting up a booth at the First Congreational Church of La Grange craft fair. The fair runs for 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.  The Church is located at 100 s. 6th Avenue 60525, right near the heart of the downtown shopping distritct. The [...]

By | 2017-10-20T03:12:15+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Project|0 Comments

Pink and Blue Nightlights for That Upcoming Baby Shower

No baby shower would be complete without a few gifts. While I've been producing plenty of nightlights in more traditional pairie school and missions style color palettes, I some how forgot to address the two most obvious colors. Pink and blue! I'm glad to say I've finally remedied the issue and I'm happy ot add [...]

By | 2017-09-10T22:46:53+00:00 September 10th, 2017|Project|0 Comments

Stained Glass Panel Inspired by Wright’s Heath House.

  This month's project was a 6" by 8" inch panel based on a small detail of a stained glass window from the William R. Heath house.  The Heath house was designed and built in 1905 by Frank Lloyd Wright.  The original design is an outstanding example of his prairie school of architecture. Stained Glass Panel Layout [...]

By | 2017-11-02T01:43:13+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Project|0 Comments

History of the W. Irving Clark House

The W. Irving Clark house is located at 211 S. La Grange Road in La Grange Illinois.  It was one one the last bootleg homes attributed to Frank Lloyd Wright.  The home was built in 1893 just before he left Adler and Sullivan. Originally  the design was attributed to E. Hill Turnock.   It is [...]

By | 2017-08-30T03:27:52+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Frank Lloyd Wright, Houses|0 Comments

New Stained Glass Nightlight with Amber and Red Clear Glass

  Typically I'm a fan of opalescent glass for my stained glass nightlights.  This time around I tried a new design featuring  transparent glass.  Once again, the nightlight was completed using the foil technique.  For the final  3D assembly I also got a chance to test out my new homemade panel vice.  If you're working in [...]

By | 2017-08-24T03:04:11+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Project|0 Comments