Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Gashlycrumb Tinies Stained Glass
As many followers of this blog know, I co-own Century Studios, a stained glass studio in St. Paul, Minnesota with Bill Campbell. Each year, we like to create and donate a stained glass window hanging to the Edward Gorey House which they can auction or sell. The piece relates to the theme of the current exhibition, and each is a one-of-a-kind creation.
In 1963, The Vinegar Works was published as three separate books housed in a decorated slip case. The design of the box features a skeleton family dressed in their Sunday best. This year, we have chosen one of the skeletal children who appear on the spine of the box as the theme for our stained glass suncatcher.
The piece is completely hand made using American-made art glass. We chose an unusual textured red glass for the background of the figure. The figure and decoration are hand painted by Bill onto the surface of the glass and is kiln fired to become permanent.
To find out how you might obtain this one of a kind piece, contact The Edward Gorey House.