Cheryl Stippich

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Working in arts & crafts all my life, mostly as a hobbyist, I was drawn to a stained glass class in 1990. I became immediately addicted after the first day and ended up staying for 6 years. I am now been teaching were I started since 2005 sharing my passion for glass with others.


My original designs are constructed predominately in the copper foil method of stained glass made famous by Tiffany but I do sometime work the traditional lead came method and I've been know to combine the two techniques together. I love working with the rich jewel tones in glass as well as heavily textured clear glasses. My style is mostly geometric/abstract and signature pieces incorporate materials not usual found in stained glass such as geode slices, mineral specimens, vintage glass jewels and thrift store finds. If light shines through it and it won't melt when soldered, I'll include it in the design. I also enjoy embellishing a piece with copper wire to add fine details and then add decorative soldering touches to create texture and a three dimensionality to the artwork. The panels are usually finished with either brass, copper or zinc came and in select pieces, I use a unique process of "sculpting" the came that encases the piece in a way that becomes part of the design, not just the supporting structure.