Custom leaded glass door for a 1905 home in the West Adams neighborhood of Los Angeles. Formally owned by Marvin Gaye, the current owner wanted a design to suit the dark history of the home, one that looked both creepy and original to the house. Inspired by the wrought iron gates of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House, he created the artwork that we developed into a buildable design of decorative metalwork and exotic glass.
Mayan Revival motifs and agave and root-like forms intermingle within a hand-wrought framework. Glass from Germany, California, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Indiana were used to define a series of frames and shapes.
The window allows ample light to pass into the entry.
New York, NY 24” x 29”
This Lalique-inspired screen was created for a client’s Manhattan home. Since the processes and facilities used to make the original work are no longer in existence, we assembled a team of craft specialists to reinvent the techniques that Lalique pioneered in his highly original work. This cast lead crystalscreen is 2.5” thick and is set within a cast bronze base.
My design was rendered in clay by Marshall Svendsen of True Form Productions in Chicago. Jeremy Scidmore had the expertise to create the lost wax molds and cast the crystal into the form. Dorothy Lenehan did the finish work to give this piece the requisite soft, etched surface typical of Lalique’s work. Marshall Svendsen also cast the bronze base from my design.
Not A Mockingbird
Created for a client’s atrium, this wood and glass screen drew from my experiments with bent wood sculpture in college.
The five ‘Wings’ are unique frameworks that hold acid-etched glass at various angles to capture the surrounding light and transform the piece throughout the day.
Inspired by early aviation designs and shoji screens.
Rondels were the earliest forms to be made and used in the first leaded glass windows 800 years ago. We collaborated with an architecture firm to create a series of 375 light filtering panels that would allow light to enter the space while providing privacy.
Once the colors were selected by the architect, we precision ground the rondels and assembled the finished panels.
Tyler Kimball of Monarch Glass Studio in Kansas City, created a series of subtle color variations based on the client’s palette.
The combination of German blown glass and the rondels create radial refractions of sunlight that change throughout the day.
This glass mosaic was created for a winery with a Prairie School design inspiration. We worked with the character designer to develop the figure from the brand logo into a 40 square foot installation.
Surrounded by two Louis Sullivan inspired urns of draping foliage, we created the figure with iridescent, opalescent and dichroic glass.
Our workshop is a few blocks from a monumental Tiffany Studios mosaic, and the techniques we used in this piece, including silver backing, and the combination of various hues to create color harmonies was inspired by careful study of the original work.
We were hired to design a Prairie School inspired outdoor fireplace and seating area for a client in Dallas, Texas. I created a design that integrated a pergola and built-in planters with draping foliage to soften the hard-edged brick façade.