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The Leaded Glass of Marion Mahoney at Millikin Place

Leaded glass can be used to add interest, manage a view, and control light transmission, all while doing the job of a window; to act as a barrier to the outside. These windows, designed by Marion Mahoney at Millikin Place in 1913, do that and something I’ve never seen – they open to allow air […]

From Hand to Hearth: Mosaic Fireplaces of the Arts and Crafts Era

On Sunday, February 17th, I’ll be presenting my talk on the history of glass mosaic fireplaces as part of the 32nd National Arts & Crafts Conference at the Omni Grove Park Inn, in Asheville, NC. The art of glass mosaic design in the Arts & Crafts fireplace – especially in Prairie School homes – will […]

Talk on Progressive American Fireplace Mosaics

I’m presenting a talk on the history of American mosaic in domestic settings: Where: Holton Studio Frame Makers 2100 Fifth Street (corner of Addison), Berkeley, California When: Wednesday Evening, June 20th at 7:30 p.m. This illustrated talk will trace the introduction of mosaic in the buildings of progressive American architects around the turn of the […]

Sashiko Fireplace Mosaic

This glass fireplace mosaic was inspired by Sashiko, a Japanese embroidery technique using white cotton thread on indigo dyed fabric. Sashiko was often used to reinforce and strengthen clothing and functional textiles to extend their utility, and it similarly suits this 100 year old house whose fireplace needed help. The original tile pavers were discolored and chipped and […]

The Stained Glass Art of Bruce Porter

Traditional building guild Artistic License is hosting my illustrated talk, ‘The Stained Glass Art of Bruce Porter’, on Wednesday, March 1st @ 7pm at The Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley, CA. Bruce Porter (1865-1953) is perhaps most well-known for the windows at the Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco and the formal gardens he designed […]

Bruce Porter in Coronado

I’ll be presenting a talk on Bruce Porter’s stained glass at Christ Church Coronado at a free, September 17 at 4:00 p.m. A reception will follow. Christ Church is located at the corner of Ninth Street and C Avenue. Parking is available in the church lot directly opposite the campus on C Avenue. For more […]

Bruce Porter at The Swedenborgian Church

On Saturday, I’m giving a talk on the glass work of Bruce Porter, an artist, writer and designer of stained glass windows in San Francisco at the turn of the century. This talk will cover the artistry and timeline of Bruce Porter’s first career as a stained glass artist. Found in churches, private homes and […]

What we do and how we do it

Filmmaker Frazer Bradshaw did an excellent job on a short about my work. It shows the process from original idea to finished installation. Enjoy!

Japanese Maple Entry

We recently installed these custom leaded glass panels into another one of Shawn Kammerer’s extremely well crafted doors. Check out his work here.

The Stained Glass Art of Bruce Porter

On Saturday, February 27th, I’m presenting a lecture on the glass work of Bruce Porter, an artist, writer and designer of stained glass windows in San Francisco at the turn of the century. This is the culmination of my years-long research project and I’m looking forward to sharing the story of his work, which is […]