I started my love for stained glass about 20 years ago. I signed up for a beginner class and just took off from there. I haven't used anyone else's pattern since. (Well, except for Tiffany. I have reproduced a few of his masterpieces.)
I enjoy the whole process from the idea, the design, carefully choosing each individual piece of glass and meticulously shaping them to fit together. I get most of my inspiration from nature. I marvel at the way nature is perfect, even when it's imperfect.
I love designing to suit my clients taste and environment from a six foot window down to a little suncatcher. I have custom made windows of various shapes and sizes, cabinet doors, lamps, boxes etc. There's nothing like delivering something that moves someone's spirit like only art can do.
Today I teach the same class I started with. I also teach and enjoy working with alcohol inks, acrylic paint and glass mosaic but stained glass will always have my heart .