Stephanie's Stained Glass
Stephanie's Stained Glass

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EVERY SINCE I WAS IN MY TEENS DRAWING CHARCOAL POTRAITS, I HAD A DESIRE TO LEAVE MY IMPRINT ON THE WORLD IN SOME SMALL BUT LASTING WAY.

 

I HAVE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH EVERY MEDIAN THAT I GOT INVOLVED WITH.  MACRAMES IN THE LATE 6O'S,  ACRYLICS AND OILS IN THE 7O'S AND BEADED JEWELRY AND CERAMICS IN THE EARLY 8O'S.  BUT THESE WERE NOT ENOUGH.  SOMETHING ALWAYS FELT LIKE IT WAS MISSING.

 

THEN I FOUND A STAINED GLASS ARTIST WHOMS WORK I JUST LOVED.  I KNEW THAT I WANTED TO WORK IN GLASS MORE THAN ANY OTHER MEDIAN.  I WAS ABLE TO STUDY UNDER NARCISSUS QUAGLIATA IN 1988 IN OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA FOR A LITTLE WHILE.  BUT, IT CHANGED HOW I FELT ABOUT  STAINED GLASS AND THE ART THAT COULD BE MADE FROM IT.

 

I HAVE WORKED IN BOTH LEADED AND COPPER FOIL STAINED GLASS METHODS, HAND ETCHED, SANDBLASTED, FUSED, PAINTED AND DONE OVERLAYS ON GLASS AS WELL AS  MADE GLASS BOXES, ANGELS, CANDLE HOLDERS, VASES, ORNAMENTS JUST TO MENTION A FEW. 

 

BUT MY ALL TIME FAVORITE IS STAINED GLASS MOSAIC WALL ART.  IT HAS BEEN THE ONLY MEDIAN THAT ALLOWS ME TO FEEL WHAT I AM DOING AND DO WHATEVER I FEEL.

 

MOSAICS  IS MY MEDIAN OF CHOICE.

 

THERE IS  NO RIGHT OR WRONG WAY OF CREATING WITH IT.  NO SIZE LIMITATIONS.  NO COLOR LIMITATIONS.  I AM ABLE TO ADD WHATEVER MATERIALS I FEEL WILL MAKE IT RIGHT FOR ME.  IN RETURN WHAT I HOPE MAKES IT ENJOYABLE TO OTHERS.

 

SEVERAL YEARS AGO I WAS BLESSED TO BE ABLE TO CONVERT THE WATER COLOR ART WORKS OF A LOCAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL INTO STAINED GLASS WINDOWS FOR THE SCHOOLS COURTYARD.  BEAUTIFUL IS ALL I CAN SAY.  THE COLORS TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY AND LEAVES YOU WITH LOTS AND LOTS OF SMILES.  THE CHILDREN WERE SO PROUD TO SEE THEIR ART AS PART OF THE BUILDING.

 

MY LIFE LONG JOURNEYS WISH IS TO GIVE SOMETHING THAT WILL MAKE OTHERS LOOK AT STAINED GLASS ART THE SAME WAY THEY VIEW PAINTINGS AND PHOTOGRAPHY.  BECAUSE WHAT THEY DO WITH A BRUSH OR CAMERA I CAN DO WITH GLASS.

 

HOPE YOU ENJOY MY ART.

 

STEPHANIE L. ROSE

AKA:  AYOKA​

 

 

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