making stained glass windows in 1984 and since then have made hundreds of
doors, windows and church artglass. Glass is a very rewarding art form
and I do enjoy it every day. I have learned numerous glass techniques
along the way from many very talented artists and craftsmen. I have
built windows and shipped them around the world, however most of my work has
been created for Oklahomans.
I have worked with other glass artists here
and in other states to create stained glass for the Oklahoma State Capitol
dome, Oklahoma Judicial Center, 25 Hard Rock Cafes, churches, government and
private offices, as well as restorations of Italian, French, Greman and
American antique artglass. I have worked on windows and other art pieces from
Waterford crystal to 18th century Venetian blown glass and a Tiffiany window.
I have sculptures, artglass, paintings, ceramic, wood and mixed media in
collections acros the country. Through the years I have had the oportunity to
study glass and art across the US and England, France and Italy. It has
been my pleasure to teach glass from my studio and for Hot Glass Horizons in Corning
NY and Portland OR in the 1990's.
My work is custom made to clients specific need and to fit their lifestyle. It can be challenging at times
but at the completion, its always worth the time and effort to create unique
pieces with the highest cratsmanship to stand the test of time. Glass is
like no other material on earth, both a solid and liquid at virtually the same
time. Vitreous and fluid, it can be blown and shaped, cut and fused,
crushed and ground, etched and polished, painted and cast. Literaly for
thousands of years people have made glass a part of their lives to make their
surroundings more beautiful or used it to make their lives easier. Gone
are the days of the milkman bringing fresh milk in a washed glass bottle and
picking up the empties to recylcle. Glass is green, not only in
color but in our planets life. It can and is recycled over and over every day,
endlessly. It is impervious to most chemicals, hard as steel and
fragile as a rose. Glass is used in every car, television, cell phone
and home everyday.
Contact me to make custom glass especially for you. 405-216-8399