Toni Rose
Stained glass has been my passion since the early 1970's when I fell in love with a stained glass lamp I couldn't afford in an antique shop, so I went to school at The Museums in Stoneybrook, in order to learn to make my own. It took quite awhile before I was able to make a lamp and in the meantime I found I loved glass.

As a child I was enchanted by shiny things, sequins, beads, glitter and rhinestones, it didn't take long to discover glass filled my need for color and glistening light. Stained glass mesmerizes as oil on water or a fire, as the colors dance across a room. The subtle shades bring warmth and character to a room as well as privacy.

As time has progressed the lead lines have become much more important and the crystal sparkle of clear glass with tiny bubbles and waves of light reflecting rainbow hues in all directions my favorite.

There are so many beautiful types of glass, I am always anxious to proceed to a new project. I become more compulsive in each phase of the work as it nears completion because no matter how well planned, the finished piece is always a surprise.

 
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