In 1994, I visited a flea market in Mississippi and spotted an antique stained-glass window that needed repair. I bought it, obtained a quick lesson from a glass studio, and then headed to the library for more information. Over the next few years, I purchased tools and glass, studied independently, and took classes in Mississippi, Nevada, Oregon, and Maine. As my skills increased, local dealers asked me to repair stained glass windows and lamps for them.
Currently, I design, construct, repair, and restore stained glass windows. I also teach beginning and intermediate classes in stained glass at LeMoyne Arts in Tallahassee, Florida. Contact them for details on my classes and check out their many other offerings in the arts and crafts for all age groups.
Follow these links to find out about a class on stained-glass that I teach, and obtain additional information about this rewarding craft.
As our world becomes more digital and impersonal, everyone should learn a craft that adds meaning to their life.
Restoration project for Peter Beerits, Deer Isle, Maine
In Progress - Window with rondels and mouth-blown glass - Deer Isle, Maine
Scoring glass, Studio on Deer Isle, Maine