studio

“We do not get to know people by their coming to us.

We must go to them to find out what they are like.”

-Goethe

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“It’s what’s on the inside that counts.” 

 

Sharing Ideas
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People appreciate that their project is designed specifically for them and will never be reproduced.

Stained Glass Color Samples
Stained Glass Samples Arlington Virginia

When we find a company that makes stained glass, we order their samples and build a rack so we can […]

Stained Glass Color Interaction
Stained Glass Color Interaction Virginia

  How colors interact with each other is of great concern. On this very complicated project, we placed the cut […]

Stained Glass Color Selection
Stained Glass Color Selection Charlottesville Virginia

We buy our stained glass in sheets to give us a wide range of color to select from. It takes […]

Projects Evolve
Stained Glass Project Evolution Potomac MD

Projects evolve. Each day we see them a little differently, constantly trying to imporve what we have created. All of […]

Glass Cutting
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We cut each piece of glass by hand. Sometimes we’ll use a diamond band saw for sharp inside cuts and […]

Surrounded By Light
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Being surrounded by sunlight helps us to create windows that match thedirection of the light they will receive in their […]

Always Exploring
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  We are always looking for new ways to use glass. Painting, acid etching, carving, beveling, lamp working… combining the […]

Sculpting Solder
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Sculpting solder with a 250 watt soldering iron. It is amazing how solder will follow the heat and what one […]

Drying Putty
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  A cozy way to spend the day. Putty drying by the coal stove, radios on; pushing putty around our […]

Putty
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To make our windows weather resistant, we push putty under all the leads. This also gives the window much of […]

Glue Chipped Glass
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As the glue dries, it grasps the frosted glass and peals it to achieve the chip effect. We always chip […]

Glue Chipping
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Glue chipping is an old art glass process where one heats aminal glue in a double boiler and pours in […]

My Family
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All five of my step children worked in the studio as they were growing up. My father took me to […]

My Stepson
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My stepson, Daniel White, has worked with me since he was a teenager. Now at, 30, we work together as […]

Sandblasting
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After transforming our design to a rubber stencil on the glass, we cut the design with an exacto knife. To […]

Metal Sculpting
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Sculpting with metal in our windows gives us the ability to create life-like forms like tree and vine motifs, sometimes […]

Project Documentation
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Documenting our projects as they develop for our archives and emailing updates to our clients.

Hand Beveling
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  Hand beveling on our 1915 Henry Lang machinery. By holding the glass over rotating iron, stone, cork, and felt, […]

Stained Glass Painting – Wax Easel
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By “waxing” the glass to an area of the studio where the light is the same as where the window […]

Glass Painting
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  Painting on glass is an art unto itself. This is Missy Scott, one of the most gifted people I […]

Tobacco Company – Richmond, Virginia
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  We created a wall 26′ x 9′ of cut mirror and black glass for a disco around 30 years […]