The depth of color and shading is created by layering or 'plating' of up to 4 layers of glass.
I used plating in the pine needle clusters to suggest the color and chaos of natural pine needles. This technique was used frequently by Tiffany studios.
Detail of the bird. It's made out of recycled blown glass remnants.
Bird on Wisteria Vine, 2010 9" x 20"
I developed a stacking system for these large windows that allowed the weight load to travel down the back of the panels to the base of the window frame. Shipped in 6 sections, the installation was a cinch.
One of my favorite designs, this Cherry Blossom transom window lives over a door between a dining room and a kitchen in Long Beach, California. Inspired by trees that line a street near my son's school.
This Dogwood window was designed for a bathroom door in an old bungalow here in Oakland.
Ginkgo is a challenge. The leaves shoot out along the branch to create a full mass of green. Sticking too close to it's natural appearance would lead to the dreaded 'Mambo Sleeve' effect.
This blossoming branch design works upside down too.
Wanting to make a night window inspired by Japanese woodblock prints, I almost decided against showing this window thinking it would be mistaken for a halloween decoration. I was right. It was.
This tiny Oak Leaf window sits above a built-in dresser.
These windows posed a challenge for a continuous design over the three panes. After several attempts, I realized that wisteria would be the prefect fit due to how it climbs and the color it would introduce to this entry hall.
Detail of the lowest panel. The design features five birds made of recycled iridescent glass remnants to represent each member of the family.
These branches were made out of a custom glass I commissioned that would allow shading and have a bark-like texture.
Magnolia Soulangiana. The best part of early spring is the two weeks when my neighbor's tree explodes. Always unbelievable.
Grapevine window for a home in Gilroy, California. The background is a clear seedy glass made in West Virginia that provides privacy while all allowing maximum light transmission.