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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 |2019-05-17T02:45:40+00:00March 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+00:00February 8th, 2018|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 |2019-05-31T02:41:40+00:00January 31st, 2018|Book|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+00:00November 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 stained glass candle lantern, I  grabbed my camera and took some video so I could share the story along the [...]

By |2019-12-14T05:27:40+00:00November 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+00:00November 11th, 2017|Project|0 Comments