Most new projects begin with a quick chat or email and a few pictures. Then a site visit helps me understand the scope and style of the potential project. On-site, I take measurements, assess how the new window might be installed, and take in all of the information I possibly can about the client, architecture, light, and decor. Armed with as much of that information as possible, I make a few quick sketches to discuss. When a preliminary design is agreed upon, a contract is signed with a deposit to begin in earnest. Studio visits are encouraged along the way, and clients always have final approval of glass picks before anything gets assembled.
My autonomous, stand-alone Art Panels are where I get to explore and play. Quick telephone-doodles become colorful, tangible objects. Bits of old windows become catalysts for new compositions, and painted experiments find their way into stained glass collages. Many of the ideas I explore in these panels find their way into future commission work.
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November 2023: I am not accepting new commissions at this time. Please visit the Store to purchase artwork.
Custom Work and Autonomous Panels
Building stained and leaded glass windows from scratch is one of my favorite things, and every situation is different. Sometimes a client has a specific idea they’d like to explore. Sometimes a house tells you what it needs. Quite often, I’m making something that feels like it has been around for a hundred years. Then there are times when a decidedly modern approach is most fitting. Stained glass, as I approach it, is primarily an architecture medium, so I endeavor to create pieces that are appropriate to their surroundings. At their best, my windows quietly enhance their environment - altering the light and value of one’s space without necessarily having to shout.