Brief background: I am obsessed with stained glass. I have had a glass business for 20 years, and have been doing glass for over 25 years. I teach others how to do it, and occasionally have a student who gets as excited as I do over the medium, and continues on with it as an avocation or as a business. The more the merrier!
I have a website www.zekiahglass.com where I have photos of panels I have done and panels by my proud students. But I wanted a more fluid way to communicate my passion for glass, and a way to instantly publicize class panels, so here I am.
Here on the Northern Neck of Virginia, in a very remote but lovely spot, I am working on an adaptation of van Gogh's Starry Night. I am using all opaques (a difficult task for me; transparents are more appealing to me) and it is quite a challenge. But amazingly I am finding lots of glass in my inventory that seems to work together. I'm not trying to copy the original painting exactly, but I want to capture his vivid colors and sheer intensity in glass. I'll publish photos as I go along.
With the predicted blizzard, I have stocked up on groceries and just hope that the power doesn't go off - I need those grinders!!!