“For more than three decades, the small community of Bremo Bluff, in southern Fluvanna County, has been home to a well-kept secret. Just off the main road, down a gravel lane, and through an open field, stands a worn, low-slung building. The wood is rough and bleached grey. A tangle of vines stretches across the roofline. A horseshoe nailed to the door catches good fortune.
It could be any farm outbuilding in a hundred rural communities across the Commonwealth. The only hint of the treasure that lies inside is the man working out front. He leans over, taking a closer look at the several centuries-old stained-glass windows pulled from a church in Monterey, VA. As he works, decades of dirt and grime peel away to reveal translucent yellows, blues, and purples that sparkle in the afternoon sun. In a few months’ time, the restored works of art will once again grace the church’s walls, filling the sanctuary with rich, vivid hues.”
– James Wilkinson
Over the last 51 years, I have explored how Art Glass can be used in architecture, from keeping historical processes alive to creating new ways of using our skills and resources in a contemporary way.
I invite you to explore our extensive portfolio – our homepage is just a sampling. Perhaps there is a way we can collaborate, creating something exceptional for your home or sacred architecture.
until they know how much you care.”
-John C. Maxwell
by sharing our ideas,
processes, and resources
developed over the last 48 years.
Recently Completed Projects
The completion of a transom we created for a home in Richmond, VA.
14″ x 20″
Reflective / Translucent
Into the future.
Available for purchase.
Studies we create for our architectural projects. The frames are old, and the support glass is Lamberts, hand-blown glass from Germany, with cross-hatching striations.
Although we make some in a series,
each study is one-of-a-kind.
Art Nouveau Stained Glass Tree
A large window over a Jacques. With the pileated woodpecker as our focal point, we designed a tree that is overgrown and untamed, giving us a three-dimensional effect. This creates interest in the large area around the woodpecker, with the iridized glass picking up on the colors in the stone which surrounds it.
Amelia Presbyterian Church – Amelia Courthouse, VA
This photograph shows a third of the windows in this sanctuary. Using hand-blown translucent glass from West Germany, we could blend the trees and bushes on the exterior into our concept. The striations in the glass give movement to the windows as one walks through the sanctuary. This was my first completed church project.
“Jesus Welcoming the Parish”
A window we created for St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
in Burke, Virginia, beside their sanctuary entrance.
“This is not Norman Rockwell.”
Many, many years ago, I read an article about where to find the best barbeque in Arkansas.
“Heading south on Rt. 167, about 12 miles from Little Rock, you make a left on the first dirt road, past the abandoned Buick. Follow the road about 3 miles, and you’ll see a man sitting in his lawn chair, under a pole shed, stoking his fires.”
“No signage, no menu, no pricing, but somehow you know you’re at the right place.”
After moving from Richmond to rural Bremo Bluff, 41 years ago, this has been my business model.