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

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 Advertisements

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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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Butterflies

So, it’s been a long time since my last post but I have a good excuse: http://www.ldnews.com/local/ci_29056693/just-folks-artist-has-butterflies-about-years-work Please click on the link

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Some musings

Someone asked me recently: “what do like to create more, boxes or panels or lamps?” I could not answer that in one or two sentences. The truth is that my favorite is always the one piece that I am currently … Continue reading

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Looking back

An incredible year has flown by. January was filled with sadness over the passing of a dear friend and fellow Artist, Susie Afflerbach. While the sadness lingers, there were also moments filled with pure joy. Some in my personal life, … Continue reading

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