From One Piece of Youghiogheny Glass to Many: The Journey from the Factory to The Studios

Youghiogheny Glass.  Photo by Wayne Stratz.

Youghiogheny Glass. Photo by Wayne Stratz.

Stratoz bought this amazing sheet of glass at the Youghiogheny Glass Factory in Western PA, and took this luminous photo before cutting it. Yes, he cut this beautiful thing. Some people just keep the sheets whole, like we discovered at the 401 Diner in Conshohocken.  The hostess seated us in a booth by a sheet of glass that looked remarkably like ours, and which we had put on our business card.

 

In spite of the twinge, I was delighted to receive the scraps Stratoz created in the process of making his stained glass designs.  The variation in color creates almost infinite possibilities.  A fellow pinner on Pinterest, Christopher McCullough, pastoral leader, architect and stained glass artist, wanted to know what we used this beauty in, and that started me looking.

 

Dove of the Holy Spirit by Wayne Stratz.

Dove of the Holy Spirit by Wayne Stratz.

The Holy Spirit. descending as as dove, for a minister to wear with her robe.

 

Tribute to Mark by Wayne Stratz.

Tribute to Mark by Wayne Stratz.

A tribute to a client’s dear friend and mentor.

For Japan, by Wayne Stratz.

For Japan, by Wayne Stratz.

A gift for a Japanese hermit and artist.

Joy Mosaic by Nutmeg Designs.

Joy Mosaic by Nutmeg Designs.

For client’s who look at this every morning at breakfast and feel joy.

Brooklyn Mosaic by Nutmeg Designs.

Brooklyn Mosaic by Nutmeg Designs.

A door sign representing a significant place in the client’s life.

Welcome Yellow Orange by Nutmeg Designs.

Welcome Yellow Orange by Nutmeg Designs.

A welcome to the home of a lovely family.

Joy Lotus Mandala by Nutmeg Designs.

Joy Lotus Mandala by Nutmeg Designs.

Bought by a woman named Joy, who fell in love with it.

 

Treble Clef by Nutmeg Designs.

Treble Clef by Nutmeg Designs.

Most recently, some scraps turned into a treble clef.

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  1. Carol Myers says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

  2. Amazing process. Thanks for the tour.

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