Archive for the ‘Work in progress’ Category

Various Garden Stakes…

Monday, May 7th, 2012

To be scattered though out the garden…

New Panel for the Monte Vista Valley Wide Clinic…

Monday, May 7th, 2012


Shown here in progress, final picture after it is installed coming soon!

Building a Masterpiece…

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

From it’s inception I knew this piece would be a challenge.  Nineteen square feet of glass in one large 9.5″ by 2″ panel.  The client wanted scenes from the San Luis Valley where he grew up.  This included the Sand Dunes, the Rio Grande,  cranes (a favorite motif of mine revisited in this original design), aspen trees, columbine and Mt Blanca.  Also included in this panel are scenes from Adams State College, Richardson Hall and an original statue on campus.

First, I designed the cartoon…

Then Cut, Foiled and Soldered the Piece together…

Then the finished piece is taken to Hogue’s Glass to be sandwiched between two pieces of tempered glass and framed in a brushed stainless steel frame.  The frame was fabricated by Chris Hayden of Arcman Welding.

finished piece

See Article in the Valley Courier:

Here is a link to a video of David Clemmer’s piece which we shipped to Indiana last winter.  This piece is now living in his home:


Valley Wide Clinic in Monte Vista

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Proud to be awarded the Valley Wide Clinic Project, thee entry way

panels depicting the San Luis Valley.

First Panel before it was installed.

second panel

third panel

All panels installed at the Clinic

Garden Stakes

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

These are always fun to make and have in the yard.

Sell a bunch as gifts.

I’ll Be Workin’ for the Railroad! Two Panels Completed!

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Colorado Welcome Center First Panel

First Panel of the Colorado Welcome Center Project, depicting the beloved Depot that has now been moved to Monte Vista, Colorado from Alamosa, Colorado.

Second Panel

Second Panel in a Set of Three for the Colorado Welcome Center.

Third Panel Coming Soon…

I’ll Be Workin’ for the Railroad!

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

I recently made a proposal to the RGSR  board  for a project at the newly renovated & remodeled building which now houses the Welcome Center & the Depot for the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad.

There are three individual window openings high in the walls of this grand new space which are great for windows depicting scenes of the railroad and our glorious Colorado landscapes.

My proposal was accepted and newly easeled in my studio is the first of the panels; the little old yellow depot which will soon be moved to Monte Vista.

New Project for a New Gallery!

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Laura Murphy, friend, professor & extraordinary fiber artist, has been working for several years on opening her gallery.  When she asked me to design a piece for the new space I jumped at the chance.  The name of her gallery brought immediately to  mind lattices & greenery & she said that fit her vision as well, if I could incorporate images of her logo into the whole.  This is the final drawing agreed upon.  She loved the Luna Moth!

I have decided to show the actual process from drawing through cutting, foiling, soldering & framing on this project.

The completed piece was successfully installed just prior to Christmas ’09 and the gallery opening was  great!

In trade for my glass work I will receive a hand crafted piece of wearable art from a true master!

Fifth & Final Dunes Panel

Monday, November 9th, 2009

In this, the largest and final piece of the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve project, is found the high mountain area of the environment. Here dwells the big-horn sheep, with a bald eagle soaring overhead. Ponderosa pine and greenery in fall colors cover much of the rocky landscape where also bloom Indian paintbrush and the Colorado state flower, the blue and white columbine.

Dunes 5

Fourth Panel for Dunes….

Monday, November 9th, 2009

This panels shows additional dunes fieldd, contrasted with the snowy spires of the Crestone Needles towering into the Colorado sky. Fall colors are visible in the distant landscape and more golden aspen frame one side. The Medano rushes by a mother brown bear and her cub, and on the far right is a ponderosa pine with a portion of the bark peeled off for medicinal purposes by Native American people. In the lower left corner is a cut-throat trout, found in the brooks and streams of the area and the lower right corner depicts the vibrant color of the mountain bluebird.

Dunes 4