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New Candle Holder Centerpieces Now Available

I'm It's finally the holiday shopping season and that means new listings.  This season I'm introducing a new yellow and green candle holder that is perfect for year round use.  The green glass is perfect for the Christmas holiday.  The hint of yellow makes it a great centerpiece for the spring or summer as well. [...]

By | 2018-11-22T17:05:31+00:00 November 22nd, 2018|Project|0 Comments

Mother’s Day Stained Glass Panel

Making seasonal pieces is great fun, especially when there is a good reason.  I just wrapped up this little gem, a pink and light blue panel that is perfect for the spring.  Mother's Day is coming up in a few short weeks and the colors I choose look just right. This panel is currently for [...]

By | 2018-04-29T17:09:21+00:00 April 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dana Thomas Inspried Stained Glass Project

I've been inspired by Wright's Dana Thomas house lately.  Frank's fountain windows and doors are something to ponder.  They pull you in with a desire to inspect every detail.  I stumbled upon a reproduction done by Thoennes Studios here and decided I need to start exploring and practicing similar patterns. Stained Glass Pattern in the [...]

By | 2018-03-04T14:40:36+00:00 March 4th, 2018|Project|0 Comments

Stained Glass Spring Colors

Even though the groundhog seems to have seen his shadow it doesn't feel like it's too early for spring colors.  This weekend I started two new projects to ward off winter and prepare for spring. The first project was a new take on a traditional design I've been exploring for a while. If you follow my blog [...]

By | 2018-02-08T03:35:23+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Project|0 Comments

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