New Stained Glass Nightlight with Amber and Red Clear Glass

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

  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 [...]

Work in Progress: Heath House Inspired Panel

By |2017-08-22T12:08:09+00:00August 22nd, 2017|Project|

My most recent project is coming together in the workshop.   I 'm currently making a small 6 inch by 8 inch glass panel.  The panel is based on a window design found at the William R. Heath house in Buffalo, New York. The Heath House was of course designed by Frank Lloyd Wrigth in [...]

New Stained Glass Ornament for Christmas 2017

By |2017-08-22T12:09:19+00:00July 8th, 2017|Project|

  It's Christmas Ornament for 2017   It's never to early to get a start on making gifts for next Christmas.  Inspiration struck today.  In part because I got a request through my online store for a set of four unique ornaments.  For me, that meant and afternoon first at the computer doing [...]

Wright Walking Tour, May 21st in La Grange, IL

By |2017-04-06T02:22:35+00:00April 6th, 2017|Frank Lloyd Wright|

The La Grange Historical Society will be giving a Frank Lloyd Wright walking tour on Sunday, May 21st 2017. The tour will walk past four homes in the village of La Grange designed by Wright between 1892 and 1907. Wright's Bootleg Homes This unique tour will feature two of Wright’s earliest bootleg homes.  These homes [...]

History of the Robert G. Emmond House

By |2019-12-16T01:22:25+00:00March 20th, 2017|Frank Lloyd Wright, Houses|

Emmond House, circa 1893 Frank Lloyd Wright's Robert G. Emmond house is a fine example of Wright's earliest works. The home was built in 1892 while he was still working for the Adler and Sullivan architecture firm. Wright was 25 years old at the time. Wright's employment contract with Adler and Sullivan forbid [...]

Hollyhock House Inspired Nightlight

By |2017-04-03T01:12:37+00:00March 11th, 2017|Frank Lloyd Wright|

I've just completed a new nightlight that I'm excited to have up in my Etsy store.  I was inspired after flipping through the pages of my copy of Light Screens Illustrated by Dennis J. Casey. I've been experimenting with a lot of pieces that have been based on squares and rectangles.  It seems like it was [...]