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In the studio, the texture of the orange pieces appears quite different in reflected light.

In the studio, the texture of the orange pieces appears quite different in reflected light.

Skilled church volunteers install the panels.

Skilled church volunteers install the panels.

Celtic Designs

St. Alban’s Church in Albany, California, asked if I could replace three panels of amber glass over the entrance to their Parish Hall — the panels had sustained some damage. I proposed a decorative window which would be an expansion of a Celtic Cross pattern and would incorporate rondel and bevels as well. They welcomed my design, and over several weeks I constructed the window in three sections. 

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For a while I was on a Celtic Cross pattern obsession — maybe I still am. The glass I used for the cross on the lower left was given to me by a friend who had saved it from a high school class — it still had the label: made in West Germany. I made this cross for her, and then started making lots of others. They came in handy for various “Thank You” gifts. 

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I placed all these Celtic crosses into frames. The window on the upper right shows the eye screws that I used for wires to hang the windows.