Welcome to I Do Windows

I blend salvaged antique Depression glass dishes, agate slices, rondels, and bevels with contemporary stained glass that I precisely cut by hand.  I match color and textures of contemporary American made glass to compliment the colors of the glass producers from Ohio and Indiana where most of Depression glass dishes were made during the 1920's, 1930's, and 1940's.

 

My soldering technique also accents and compliments the dishes as well as the stained glass.  I use a jewelry decorative soldering to hold the glass pieces in place.  I have developed and improved my soldering technique for over 15 years, making adjustments of engineering a window to achieve the best finished piece of art.

 

My work is not done from patterns.  I start with a focal point, stained glass is cut and custom fit around the focal point as the panel evolves.  This provides me with a freedom to create as I craft each piece of art glass.

 

Because my art is built on a flat surface, I am always excited to see what I've created when the panel is first held up to the light.  Building on a flat surface has also challenged me to engineer some unusual techniques to achieve the three dimensional look to some of my art.

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The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven

Carnival Glass Flowers

Carnival Glass Flowers

The Wave

The Wave

Gone Fishing

Gone Fishing

SHOWS FOR 2021
GENEVA FINE ART FAIR  Geneva, Il                          July 24th and 25th
ART AND WINE AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM    Aug 21st and 22nd
ART IN THE GARDEN  GLENVIEW, Il                         Sept 11th and 12th
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