DANIEL MAHER STAINED GLASS
ADDITIONAL BEGINNER I CLASS ADDED !!
High demand for the Beginner I Stained Glass class
has shown the need for an additional class to be added!
The Beginner I Stained Glass class on Monday nights is now full,
but I've added another Beginner I class on Tuesday nights. Please go to the Classes page to sign up.
Enjoy some of my videos and articles.
I hope you are all happy and healthy as we continue to emerge from the pandemic. The warmth and light of summer are upon us and people are out and about getting life back to normal. I have been fortunate enough to stay healthy and also have a light flow of work to keep me busy and enough time to catch up on long delayed projects around the studio. Lots of emails and inquiries have come in about classes and I’m happy to announce a few summer sessions and some open bench time to work on unfinished projects. Life is getting back to normal!
I recently finished and installed a commission for a lovely cottage in Manchester By The Sea, MA. The ocean themed roundel windows are a natural for glass in capturing the color, tides and eddy’s, sea creatures and jewel like movement of water.
I was reorganizing photos and found a photo of a commissioned found objects window that I’m finally happy to share. This was a lot of fun to make with the multi colored objects and I tried something different in the background, deep colored dichroic glass. Viewing the window at different angles revealed a variety of bright greens.
Under a pile of dust I also found a window I purchased about 20 years ago that I wanted to restore. Finally done!! It is a very unusual subject matter, a Native American feeding a fire. I’m excited to do some historical research to figure out the artist. The glass is a variety of some of the finest glass used during the early part of the last century. It is so rewarding to restore a window that was poorly cared for and then poorly restored. Brilliant color.
I’m finishing an exciting clear roundels project for a residence in Chicago and a coat of arms window for a residence in Chatham, MA and then on to a few projects in two different Tudor revival houses. I love working in lots of different styles and this summer and fall are filled with fun projects.
I’m looking forward to getting back to teaching. My students inspire me with their ideas and enthusiasm. I hope to see lots of old friends in class and welcome new students embracing such a fun hobby and maybe someday a vocation. I’ll be offering just two classes this summer, a Beginner class and a Photo Imaging class. We are still in the thick of a pandemic so I will be requiring that anyone in the class must be vaccinated to assure that our environment is as safe as possible. Please go to the Classes page to sign up for a class.
And of course if you have been mulling the idea of a commissioned work in stained glass, let’s get the conversation going again and make the artwork that will complete a vision of beauty in your home.
Stay safe and healthy friends and I look forward to seeing you all in the near future.