Author Archives: Luise Christensen-Howell

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

An Evening at the Opera

Another Mosaic that allows the viewer to interprete what is in front of him/her. To me it is an abstracted view of the glamour of an Opera House from days gone by. The shimmering fabrics in the beautiful dresses, sparkling … Continue reading

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Always things to create.

It’s been a busy few months. Mostly custom orders but also a few things to keep the inventory at the  https://www.facebook.com/TheGalleryAtLaCigale/    stocked and some items for the new venture at ” The Nest” antique store. One of the custom … Continue reading

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Back to work

The last few months were a little challenging with some health issues. But, all is resolved and I am ready to get back to work. It was really hard being forced to slow down, I am not a sedentary person. … Continue reading

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Butterflies are in place

Looking up The smallest Miniatures will be used for a Fundraiser as well to bring underprivileged children form various school districts to Hershey Garden. Source: Butterflies are in place

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Butterflies are in place

Looking up The smallest Miniatures will be used for a Fundraiser as well to bring underprivileged children form various school districts to Hershey Garden.

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Installation

Some of the Butterflies are now in place.

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Butterfly Update

Today was the final space survey at the Milton and Kathrine Hershey Conservatory at Hershey Garden. The Butterflies will be delivered and installed next week. Such a bright, beautiful space! Looking forward to see the Butterflies take flight in that … Continue reading

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