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I can answer questions about the history of stained glass, how it is made, technical questions concerning glass, lead, painting, firing, removal and installation, restoration, repair, dating, cutting, glazing, foiling and any craftwork question. I can also answer questions about specific stained glass artists, acid etching, beveling, sandblasting, and setting up a studio.
I have 30 years experience in stained glass. I am a past president of the Stained Glass Association of America. I have restored windows by Tiffany, LaFarge, Connick, etc., as well as ancient stained glass as early as the 14th century. I have created numerous windows for churches in both modern and traditional styles.
Publications and Videos:
?Notable Stained Glass Windows in Cleveland Churches?, with T. Hallet. Cleveland Sacred Landmarks. A Special Issue, Gamut, 1990.
?Scientific Examination Reveals Composition of Lead Patina?, with M. Tevesz and D. Hehemann. Stained Glass, Vol.86 No. 2, Summer 1991.
?Trinity Cathedral: The Burnham Stained Glass Windows?, with M. Tevesz and M. Wells. Case Western Reserve University, Western Reserve Studies Symposium, 1994.
?Stained Glass Windows of Trinity Catherdral, Cleveland, Ohio?, with M. Tevesz, N. Persell and M. Wells. The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs Cleveland State University, March 31, 1999.
?Researching Sacred Landmarks,? with M. Wells and M. Tevesz. Stained Glass, Vol. 97, No. 3, Fall 2002.
Video writer and host:
?Cleveland's Stained Glass?, with B. Bohner, M. Tevesz and M. Wells. 1989, for Cablevision.
Producer and writer:
?Controlling Lead Exposure for Stained Glass Professionals and Hobbyist?, 1995, for the Stained Glass Association of America.
?Cleveland Sacred Landmarks 1830-1930: A Pilgrimage?, Cleveland State University Art Gallery, 1990. Website address ? http://www.csuohio.edu/ce/csl/index.html
Awards and Honors
Cleveland Builders Exchange Craftsmanship Award
1981, for stained glass at the Juvenile Court Building, Cleveland, Ohio.
1982, for stained glass at the Lutheran Home for the Aged, Westlake, Ohio.
1985, for stained glass restoration at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Cleveland, Ohio.
1986, for stained glass restoration at the President James A. Garfield Monument, Cleveland, Ohio.
Stained Glass Association of America, ?Distinguished Service Award? 1994.
Stained Glass Association of America, Award of Excellence ? Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Cleveland, OH.
Stained Glass Association of America, Award of Excellence ? Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Cleveland, OH.
Stained Glass Association of America, Award of Excellence ? University School, Chagrin Falls, OH.
Cleveland Restoration Society ?1994 Preservation Award? ? Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland, OH.
Cleveland Restoration Society ?2000 Preservation Award? for Religious Structure Preservation ? First United Methodist Church, Cleveland, OH.