Fascinated by the textures and colors of Artglass I started working with glass in 1984. It has been a fun and rewarding Journey. Sometimes it is the glass itself that inspires a glass piece, sometimes the right glass has to be searched out to make the design come together. Working in my Studio I am able to enjoy the creative process as well as the engineering aspects of a piece.
I owned and operated Glasshaus Studio, a retail stained glass shop where I sold my original glass Art, glass supplies 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 from my Studio in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Some of my larger projects:
A series of windows at Saint Johns Lutheran church in Sinking Springs, Pennsylvania.
Front entrance to the Lieutenant Generals mansion at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. That project used a drawing by Ben Franklin for William Penn of the rampart lion with glass eyes imported from Germany.
The front entrance of Our Lady of Peace church in Halifax, Pennsylvania.
Windows at the Union Canal House in Union Township, Pennsylvania. The design is based on historic events around the Union Canal House.
A permanent installation of 63 stained glass Butterflies, the largest measuring 3 feet in diameter. They are suspended from the glass cupola at the Milton and Catherine Hershey Pavilion at Hershey Gardens in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
I participated in Art Studio Tour, a juried, self guided Tour of Artist Studios for sixteen years. I had solo Exhibitions at the Lebanon Art Association and in the cove at Lebanon Art and Picture Frame Gallery. I participated in Art Shows at the Hershey Historical Society for a number of years.
I am one of the founding members of the Gallery at La Cigale in Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania. My work can be purchased there, on Facebook or by appointment at my Studio.