New Work: Swarthmore sidelights

It is always nice to work with old friends, and also nice to have free reign over a project.  It was quite a treat for me when our old friends Kerry and Brian wanted me to make “something beautiful” for their home.

They have a very nice entry doorway with multi-light sidelights;  all it needed was a little dolling-up.

Kerry let me go, with no adult supervision, and below is the result.  I was able to use lots of old painted and etched glass from Mullica Hill Glass in Elmer, NJ.  Bill and Carol at Mullica Hiill have been working the South Jersey art glass scene for quite a while, and Bill saved up a pretty extensive pile of beautiful old glass.  As you can see, the old glass adds a very powerful dimension to these panels.  It is really a treat to have it available, and sincere thanks to Bill and Carol for setting it aside over the years.

Here is a before and after view of the doorway, and some detail pics of the panels. Thanks to Bill and Carol, and to Kerry and Brian!

Entryway in its original state.

Entryway in its original state.

Here is the finished work.

Here is the finished work.

Here are the panels.  There is no doubt about the visual power of the old glass.

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