Art Studio Tour 2013

Studio Tour

The annual Art Studio Tour is a self guided driving Tour of about 30 Artist Studios. Artists are juried in and open their Studios for a weekend in November. It’s a wonderful Opportunity to watch up close how the various pieces of Art are created. Visitors are able to purchase, enjoy some refreshments and enter a Drawing for “Art Money” that can be spent during next years Tour. Art Studio Tour was last week and it was a Pleasure to be included again this year.

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About Luise Christensen-Howell

My fascination with glass began in 1984 when I took a class that explained the basic procedure of working this medium. It became a full time occupation. I owned and operated a stained glass store, Glasshaus Studio, for a number of years. There I sold stained glass supplies, tools, glass sheets, original glass art and taught classes on the subject. Because I wanted to devote more time to the creative process, I closed the store in 2001 and now work in my studio full time. I work in the original Tiffany method, cutting colorful pieces of glass that follow my design. The pieces are shaped on a glass grinder for a perfect fit. Copper foil is added around the edges of each piece and they are then soldered together to form a finished piece. There have been numerous installations over the years, a series of church windows at St. Johns Lutheran church in Sinking Springs, Pa. A double Entrance door at Our Lady of Peace church in Halifax, Pa. An Entrance door at the Adjutant Generals mansion at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa. Two large, historically inspired windows at the Union Canal House in Hershey, Pa. My largest installation to date is at the welcome Pavillion of the Catherine and Milton Hershey Conservatory at Hershey Garden, Pa. I was chosen from a field of applicants to create 63 very large glass Butterflies. Because of it's versatility and permanence, glass can be used in a variety of applications. Whether it is a window, door, glass mosaic, lamp or one of my Treasure boxes, the item will last for years to come. I am a founding member of the Gallery at La Cigale where my work is on display and available for purchase, a member of the Hershey Area Art Association and a member of the Lebanon Valley Council on the Arts. I can be contacted at 717-534-9135 or at glashaus29@msn.com
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2 Responses to Art Studio Tour 2013

  1. Patricia Reichenbach says:

    I am doing a remodel and I am having one big plain window put in on the porch. Now we just have to decide what kind of window your going to make for in it 🙂

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