Featured Artist of Stained Glass Art

  Introducing Michelle Reynolds................. Recently, I have had  the honor to have been chosen by Michelle Reynolds as the Featured Artist on her website ElegantArtisan.com. Michelle lived in Santa Cruz for 40 years before moving to Grass Valley, California. She is an amazing artist … [Read more...]

Safety before Beauty

So no, this is not the most attractive of outfits that I usually wear in my studio, but it is most likely the Safest! This is what you will find me wearing on "solder days". I tend to save up 2-3 Stained Glass Projects and work on getting them all soldered in one day because quite frankly, even … [Read more...]

Teaching Kids to Create Stained Glass

I've had my grand-daughter Hayley visiting with me this summer. She is almost 12 (she will tell you 11 3/4) and she's been sharing my studio space  with me since she was tiny. She used to just sit at my drafting table coloring patterns, finger painting or creating beautiful watercolor landscapes, … [Read more...]

New Stained Glass Additions to Scotts Valley Coop

I'm constantly trying to create new cool things to do with my stained glass......and I love this one! I've started a series of "dresser mirrors". They are free-standing Stained Glass with mirrors that can sit on any dresser or vanity. I've incorporated beans and crystals in my solder lines to add a … [Read more...]

Stained Glass Windows for your RV door

I created my first RV door Stained Glass window for my own travel trailer back in 2002. It was simple to install as a replacement to the existing 12" x 21" window in the door, provided the same if not better privacy. My window was durable enough to withstand the travels on the roads of the western … [Read more...]

Copper Foil Technique

I prefer to use the "Copper Foil" technique in my stained glass creations. It's simpler for me to use, takes less time and I like the finer line it creates when soldering. Also, the ability to patina the solder to black if I prefer and there is no messy clean up like with lead came. The solder goes … [Read more...]