Tuesday, October 2, 2012

we love purple!

Catherine came all the way from Ohio to create this beautiful floral panel - her first experience with stained glass.  I love the saturation of deep purple - in two textures - against the white petals and airy green leaves.  simple but effective, and excellent workmanship, she is a natural.  catherine send me this photo once she got back home.  I always enjoy seeing the panel in its intended setting.  thank you, Catherine.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Christmas in August!

here's a little something to cool you off.  My friend Freda Higgins - always thinking of some new and incredibly difficult creative project - decided to make some Christmas decorations.  these are outside ornamentals, plenty heavy so they won't blow over, and completely weather-proof.

the snowman is 45" tall and is for sale for $500.  the smaller tree is 28" tall and is $150.  the taller trees are 36" and are $200 each. Freda is the primary artist, I just helped cut and glue some of the glass onto the papercrete forms.  we used lots of iridescent glass, glass nuggets, and jewels for sparkle.  Make us an offer.  these can become your permanent Christmas display - totally unique - what an eye-catching display for your entrance area at the holidays.

Monday, July 16, 2012

long-time friends celebrated Elizabeth's birthday by spending a weekend with me, each creating her own unique panel.  Sarah, Casey and Amy were doing stained glass for the first time; Elizabeth is an experienced glass artist, and that's just one medium in her repertoire.

thank you all for being so much fun, and for offering your quotable quotes to the magazine writer who came for an interview just at our most crucial part of the process.  you were all very gracious and I thank you.  when Tom's article publishes, I will send copies to all of you.

it's still too hot for me, but not as hot as during your stay.  I am finishing up the mermaid in air conditioned comfort.  I'll visit the ivory tower when temps come down below 80 degrees!
recently, alison visited me again for a "mom's getaway".  baby Jeremy has kept her busy this past year and she was ready to relax.  so how relaxing was this?  well, we all have our own idea of relaxation.
and we did have a great time, designing and creating this art nouveau panel.

thanks alison for choosing Zekiah Glass for your getaway.  and before any viewers get carried away, keep in mind that we spent 3 days, not 2, on this, and Alison is definitely NOT a novice; she has done several beautiful panels in the past.  the pinks and greens were a perfect color theme for this flowing flower-like design.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

photo.JPG here is photo of a window done by one of my most prolific graduates - Bill McDaniel.  Bill has done more windows in his house than I have done in mine!  and you know that's a lot.  good work, Bill!  looking forward to working with you on your next project.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

patty and angie visit

Patty and Angie have been friends forever, and their panels illustrate that though their styles are way different, they are both talented and creative.  we had fun creating Angie's mermaid, and Patty's five-pointed star challenged my geometry skills!  I can't wait to see what they do next time!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Calvert Art Guild class

every time I post on this blog, I am horrified at how long it has been since I last posted anything!  so much going on, and I procrastinate and dither when it comes time to get the photographic evidence posted.

so here is the latest - I went up to Calvert County MD last Saturday, Nov. 5th, to conduct a one-day class, armed with loads of pre-cut pieces of glass, soldering irons and assorted paraphernalia.  the six who attended were fantastic!  they were all artists in their own right, wanting to dabble in another medium.  it was just a blizzard of creativity!!!  Linda, Gerry, Deb, Lonnie, Joan and Mary Ida - thanks for a terrific experience.  Deb, you know what image I can't get out of my head!!!