FABRICATION OF NEW DESIGNS
For over 120 years some of the finest of American stained glass window designs have been created by the artisans of Willet Hauser Architectural Glass®. Now as new designs of architecture are being developed, our artists and craftspeople are experimenting with new styles and new techniques to complement them.
Our talented designers and sales consultants draw upon our repository of nearly 25,000 original stained glass designs to assist our clients in realizing exactly what they want in their stained glass window - aesthetically and thematically. This repository gives the client and designer a starting point from which we can begin the creation of a custom design.
Armstrong Browning Library, Waco Texas.
The window above depicting the city of Rome was created for the Armstrong Browning Library. Windows have been created depicting Florence, Venice, Asolo, Vallombrosa and the country of Italy. In the window pictured below, the city of Rome is the central focus.
Cowles Hall at Elmira College, New York
American novelist and humorist Mark Twain was celebrated in this recent window designed for Cowles Hall at Elmira College in Elmira, New York.
Willet Hauser® offers the skills of its talented staff of craftspeople as well as artists from outside our organization. An independent glass designer can have their vision brought to life by the exceptional hands at Willet Hauser™. We encourage artists who have never designed in glass to look anew at local public arts projects and to look at Willet Hauser™ as part of their team in creating new ideas in architectural glass.
St. Mary Catholic Church, Charlevoix, MI
Associated Crafts® fabricated a trio of windows for Saint Mary Catholic Church in Charlevoix, Michigan. Inspired by prayer cards provided by the Church, the symbolically rich windows depict the figures of the Virgin Mary, Jesus Christ, and Saint Joseph. The project took three months from the earliest design stages, through painting, fabrication and installation. After fabrication in our studio, the windows were installed into the existing openings of St. Mary Catholic Church with protective glazing to keep them looking their best for many years to come.
New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority Arts for Transit, New York City, New York
Perhaps one of our favorite projects utilizing the talented work of artists of another medium is our work with the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority Arts for Transit Program. The Arts for Transit, or MTA, program encourages the use of public transit by presenting visual and performing arts projects in subway and commuter rail stations. As part of the overall project, neighborhood artists working in various media are invited to compete for projects in nearby stations - Willet Hauser™ has been chosen to fabricate faceted stained glass panels based on the winning designs of many of these artists.