I should have posted this a long while ago. There's a nice story attached to this one, that just proves that you can come up with a design from some pretty neat objects. My student, Sharon, found an old copper planter at an auction she went to and purchased. The exterior of the copper planter had this embossed image on the exterior, which she thought was interesting. So she made a rubbing of it and brought it to the shop. She wondered if she could make a stained glass design from it. "Why not?" I said. And so we did. I think it turned out very well and she now has this piece proudly hanging at home!
I just can't believe it, but a design that I created and manufactured (Porsche 911) for a client was selected as Dragonfly Software's "Design of the Month". Dragonfly Software created a wonderful program called Glass Eye 2000. Glass Eye 2000 is the software that I now create many of my designs with. It's functionality is amazing, it's a very quick to learn program and has enhanced my ability to design, make changes, email designs to clients, etc. As you can tell, I just love it and feel that it's given my creativity wings! If you are interested in viewing the write up, just go to WWW.DFLY.COM and double click the blue button "Design of the Month". BTW, when you visit their site you may also download a free trial of Glass Eye so that you may try it for yourself. I can't say enough positive things about how much fun it is to use! My design should be the focal design for the month of April and then will be seen on their site as a past design, as they keep them on for an indefinite period of time. I am so pleased and excited that they felt that my design was worthy of this honor! Thanks for listening!
If you have a Paypal account (if you don't, sign up for one it's easy and free)you may purchase these patterns. The widget should take you to my Paypal account where you can purchase the pattern of your choice. What you will receive: I will email to you one colored copy of the pattern, along with one black and white numbered copy. It is up to you to have the pattern enlarged to whatever size is easiest for you to work with. "One caveat..these patterns may be used for personal use only, I'd prefer that they not be used for commercial use or marketed as your own finished works." That being said, I hope you enjoy seeing these patterns! Pisces Glass Works
I've been working with stained glass for 20+ years or so. In the beginning I took a class through our local recreation department. That got me hooked! For awhile I made beautiful stained glass objects for my friends and family as gifts.
After going through some life changes I decided that I needed to go back to my art. And now I have a beautiful shop/retail facility at my home. I teach classes and enjoy seeing how delighted my students are with their very first piece of stained glass.
I have made a transition to designing my own patterns and am able to design and create some very intricate designs using Glass Eye 2000.
I feel that I can design just about anything that a customer could want and truly enjoy creating something unique and unusual.
I hope that you enjoy your visit to my blog. And if you are interested in classes or having something commissioned, please feel free to call me at 207.653.2245.