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Byrd Rose Window
Byrd Rose Window (Private Residence/July 2006): This custom window was commissioned for insertion into an existing south facing window opening onto the client’s pool area. Measuring 24" x 24", this 4.25 square foot octagonal window was inspired by a design in Terra’s Favorite Images. The central portion of the design features a deep red rose comprised of a mix of hues, accented by a butterfly in tones of amber glass. The interior background of wispy white is set off from the clear Baroque™ exterior background by a ribbon of the same deep amber found in the butterfly. The exterior bevel border is punctuated by accents of the same deep red used in the central floral image. All glass is from the Spectrum Glass Company in Washington State. The central portion of the panel was constructed in the copper foil technique, while the exterior border uses the traditional leading technique. This panel required approximately 54.25 manhours to design, hand cut, assemble, solder, cement, and clean; the piece was then signed, dated and numbered (06010) before delivery to the client.
A Nod to Frank
A Nod to Frank (Private Residence/April 2006): In late 2000, Jutta & Joe White and their son Tom began work on a new restaurant to be located in downtown Hattiesburg; the result of their efforts is the very popular 206 Front Street Restaurant, whose name reflects its location. In the course of renovating the building which became the restaurant, a series of multi-paned windows was replaced with single pane energy efficient glazing. Jutta kept the older frames, with an eye towards some type of “adaptive reuse” in the future. This project involved retrofitting one of these six pane frames with art glass that matched the decor of the White’s Mission style home. The inspiration for this project was the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, greatly simplified to fit the smaller scale of the project. By using the frame as a portion of the “lead work”, the design of amber bars and multicolored small and larger squares flows through the six individual panes in a background of cinnamon Baroque™ from the Spectrum Glass Company. Glass in this project was from the Spectrum and Bullseye glass companies of Washington state. Constructed using the traditional leading technique, the panel required almost twenty-eight and one half hours of construction time. As with all pieces created by Seraphim Studios, the panel is signed, dated, and numbered (06008.1 - 06008.6)
Beach Music Box
Beach Music (Gulf Coast Symphony Guild Fundraiser/March 2006): Reminiscent of musical clefs, clear Everglade textured glass from the Pilkington Glass Company is offset by a wave of multi-colored glass nuggets and bevels, and the deep cobalt catspaw textured glass made by Bullseye Glass Company of Washington State in the top of this hand-crafted stained glass jewelry box. Crystal clear bevels form the sides, while champagne colored Silvercoat waterglass™ from the Spectrum Glass Company (also in Washington State) comprises the base of the jewelry box. Constructed in the copper foil technique popularized by Louis Comfort Tiffany at the turn of the 20th century, the box required approximately nine hours of construction time to wrap each piece in copper foil, individually position each piece, solder and polish the finished item. Now, this jewelry box is ready to store your treasures ~ perhaps those for the next Symphony performance! As with all pieces created by Seraphim Studios, the box is signed, dated, and numbered (06007).
Lainees Diamond
Lainee’s Diamond (Private Residence/2005): This custom window was commissioned for insertion into an existing east facing front door. Measuring only 12" X 12", this small window packs quite an abstract punch, due to the colorful glass selected ~ Regency Gold English Muffle from Wissmach; “Autumn” confetti glass (orange/green/yellow/black fractures and streamers on white) from Bullseye; purple ripple from Kokomo, violet and red/orange Waterglass™ from Spectrum; and accents of dark green glue chip ~ to create the design of intersecting circles reminiscent of a kaleidoscope image. Constructed in the copper foil technique with copper patina throughout, the panel required approximately 10.5 hours to complete.
Branching Out (Gordon Creek Deli/2005): Custom designed window for the entranceway to newly constructed retail dining establishment ~ Gordon Creek Deli ~ located at the corner of Walnut Street & Laurel Avenue in Hattiesburg, MS. The Deli is the newest addition to the Walnut Street Properties’ group, which has been renovating the Walnut Street area over the last several years.

Installed in March 2005 behind an exterior protective pane of tempered glass, the rectangular entranceway window measures 29.75" X 51.25", for a total of 10.59 square feet. It features an outer border of lime green, amber, and persimmon glass from the Spectrum and Kokomo Glass companies, with dark green West German glass jewels accenting each corner. The inner, arched bevel border surrounds the Walnut Street Properties’ stylized walnut tree logo on a field of Bullseye confetti glass; the green and yellow fractures and confetti on a white background provide a striking offset to the textured dark brown granite used for the tree’s trunk and branches. The top of the arch features three fused Bullseye glass tiles displaying the monogram of the deli (GCD) in persimmon/red on a light green base. Signed, dated & numbered (0500X).

Note: This window did fine in Hurricane Katrina!

Spruill Window (Private Residence/2004): This custom window was commissioned for insertion into an existing east facing window opening in the client’s guest bedroom. Measuring 26" X 18", this 3.25 square foot window features a Southwest design. The central portion of the design features a mix of opalescent amber & white, dark blue, red, and aqua glasses accented by an alternating amber/white and dark metallic green border to complement existing wallpaper and interior paint colors. Most of the glass used in this window was manufactured by the Spectrum Glass Company in Washington state. Constructed in the traditional leading technique, this panel required approximately40.5 manhours to design, hand cut, assemble, solder, cement, and clean; the piece was then signed, dated and numbered (04011) before delivery to the client.
Victorian Trnsom

Victorian Bevel Transom (Private commission/2004): This rectangular panel was designed to be inserted in an existing fixed transom between the client’s family room/kitchen area and a hallway. The transom measured 31.25" X 11.75"; however, only 26 7/8" X 7.25" was open glass. Because the client did not want to replace the existing transom with a new panel and wood work, the decision was made to create a panel to slide into the existing wooden framework that would be visible through the existing glass pane. Constructed in the traditional leading technique, the central portion of the panel features a clear bevel cluster (Mika’s MB82A) in a background of Spectrum’s clear Waterglass™, with an exterior border of 1.5" clear bevels.

Post Office2
“HeART of Downtown: Post Office #2" (Art for Heart/2004): The second in a series of panels based on iron grillwork located in downtown Hattiesburg, the inspiration for this panel can be found at the West Pine Street Post Office, which was completed in 1933. This Roman grid or subdivided square features corner accents of 2" square cobalt blue German jewels suspended in a background comprised of six different clear textures from the Spectrum and Bullseye glass companies of Washington state. Constructed using the traditional leading technique, the panel required almost sixteen hours of construction time. As with all pieces created by Seraphim Studios, the panel is signed, dated, and numbered (04004)
Post Office 01
“HeART of Downtown: Post Office #1" (HHDA/2001): This 18" X 24" panel was commissioned by the Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association as a gift to Mr. Larry Albert, as outgoing president of the organization. Mr. Albert’s firm ~ Albert and Associates ~ has its headquarters in a renovated historic drugstore in downtown Hattiesburg, and he has been instrumental in the efforts of the HHDA to preserve Hattiesburg’s built environment. Since one of his favorite downtown buildings was the West Pine Street Post Office, completed in 1933, a portion of the grillwork in that building was selected as the basis for this panel. Constructed in the traditional leading technique, the panel features a variety of clear textured glass from the Spectrum, Bullseye, and Kokomo Glass Companies, accented with 1" square faceted cobalt jewels in each corner and a 2" square faceted deep cobalt German glass jewel in the center of the panel.
Wheat Windows (Lauren Rogers Museum of Art/2004): These seven windows were commissioned by the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art as recognition gifts for selected donors contributing to the restoration of the Rogers-Green House (the Museum’s new administrative and reception center). The design of the windows was based on existing clear glass, leaded windows ~ similar to Frank Lloyd Wright’s “wheat windows” ~ located at the entrance to the Rogers-Green house. Each 10.5" X 17.5" free hanging panel was constructed in the traditional lead technique, using a variety of clear textured glass from the Spectrum and Bullseye Glass companies, with a clear bevel border. Each panel required approximately 9 ½ hours to hand cut, assemble, solder, cement and clean; each was then signed, dated & numbered.
Hatties Hat
Hattie’s Hat Rack (Hattiesburg Convention Center/2004): This mixed media project was produced as an entry in the invitational juried art show sponsored by the Hattiesburg Convention & Visitor’s Bureau (HCVB) to celebrate the opening of their new visitor’s center and their selection of a new branding program featuring “Hattie’s Hat”. Projects could not exceed 16" X 20", and had to reflect one of two themes: “Hang your Hat!” Or “Hat’s Off”.

Seraphim Studio’s entry combines stained glass, metal, jewelry, and fabric into a functional hat rack in keeping with the theme of “Hang your Hat!”. The wrought iron hat rack features copper foiled interpretation of “Hattie’s Hat” in Spectrum’s bright yellow and wispy white opalescent glass, accented with a dark blue hat band and streamers and a removable silver daisy pin in a background of Spectrum’s firelight white glass. Baseball caps from local colleges ~ William Carey College and the University of Southern Mississippi ~ are on the hat hooks, but there is still room to hang one’s hat in Hattiesburg! The panel required just over eight hours of construction time to hand cut, foil, solder, and assemble, and as with all pieces created by Seraphim Studios llc, the panel is signed, dated, and numbered (04003).

[NOTE: This panel was awarded an “Honorable Mention” by the judges and was selected for purchase by the Convention Center, where it remains on indefinite loan by Seraphim Studios llc]

Candle Stand (Art for Animals, 2004): Created as a donation to the silent auction (Art for Animals) held by the Southern Pines Animal Shelter, this wrought iron candle stand features a central medallion of stained glass. By accenting a commercially available blue bevel cluster with four 1" X 2" zipper bevels and a 25mm square dark blue German faceted jewel amid a background of clear glue chip glass, a simple yet elegant article of home decor was created. Each piece of glass was hand wrapped with self-adhesive copper foil tape, and then soldered into position with 60/40 solder. The panel was then mounted into the candle stand using clear silicone adhesive. Like all items from Seraphim Studios, this one of a kind piece is signed, dated, and numbered.
Fly Away Home
Fly Away Home! (Gulf Coast Symphony Guild/2004): This item was donated to the Gulf Coast Symphony Guild for sale in their annual silent auction fund raiser, Barbeque Under the Oaks. This unique piece of garden art features a stained glass lady bug in a wrought iron garden stake. The original design of the lady bug insert features wings of opaque orange-red ring-mottled glass, manufactured by the Bullseye glass company of Washington state, with inset black glass nuggets as the “dots” . The head and body of the lady bug are comprised of iridescent black reamy or Baroque™ glass made by the Spectrum Glass company, also located in Washington state. Constructed in the copper foil technique popularized by Louis Comfort Tiffany at the turn of the 20th century, the garden stake is weather resistant and ready for use in some lucky garden! As with all pieces created by Seraphim Studios, the insert is signed, dated, and numbered (03003).
Starry Starry Night
Donation to the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel, MS, for the Silent Auction portion of their annual fund-raising Gala, held December 6, 2003.

Entitled "Starry Starry Night, with apologies to Vincent", the panel measures 11" X 10", and is constructed using the copper foil technique. Using the colors from Vincent Van Gogh's famous painting, and loosely following the layout of the same, the original design of the panel features a 4" blown glass amber rondel as the moon, and three clear 2" star bevels in a sky of mixed cobalt on clear and light blue on grey Baroque glass manufactured by the Spectrum Glass company. No patina was used on the solder; decorative soldering techniques include stippling around the stars and "raindrop" on the vertical seams beneath each star.

Requiring approximately 12 hours of construction time, and almost fifteen feet of copper foil, the panel has been signed, dated (11/25/2003), and numbered by the studio.

The annual gala is LRMA's major fund-raiser for the year. This year's gala raised some $72,000 for the Museum's programs, with $33,627 coming from the silent auction portion of the event. The balance was raised through a live auction and ticket sales.

USM Angel
USM Chaperone Angel (Private collection/2003): This standing angel was made specifically for Shirley Bower, mother of Coach Jeff Bower, in USM’s colors (Black & Gold). The body of the angel is Spectrum iridized black on clear Baroque™, while her wings are Spectrum iridized clear Baroque™. The cuff & collar of her dress are scraps of Wissmach Regency Gold English Muffle, and her halo of Spectrum iridized clear Waterglass™ provides an accent to the white opal faceted 30mm X 40mm oval jewel used for her head. No patina was used on this project. The solder seams on the wings ~ front & back ~ are highlighted by stippling, while the dress features raindrop decorative soldering. Total production time for this angel (03006) was almost 18 hours.
Broome Angel
Chaperone Angel (Private collection, 2003): This standing angel was commissioned by Bettie Broome as an Easter gift for her daughter, in terra cotta/pinks. Spectrum Glass Company’s champagne/wispy white translucent glass was used for the body/dress of the angel, while champagne smooth was used for the cuff & collar accents of the dress. The wings are Spectrum champagne on clear Baroque™, her halo is of Kokomo iridized wave clear, and her head features a faceted peach 30mm X 40mm oval jewel. No patina was used on this project. Total production time was slightly over 13 hours.

Derrick Nix Garden Stake (2003): This 11.75" round garden ornament was made for a silent auction fund raising event to provide funds for the James Ray Carpenter golf scholarship at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM). The stake features the new USM logo (eagle head) made from Spectrum Glass Company’s bright yellow Waterglass™ with a red granite eyeball, all floating in a clear glue chip background. Spectrum’s black Waterglass™ was used to spell out “USM” at top of circle, & “D NIX 43" (for USM’s stand out running back Derrick Nix, whose football career was cut short by kidney failure, now an assistant coach at USM) at the bottom of the circle. The panel has a thin exterior border of Spectrum’s wispy feather white glass. Total production time on this project was 17.5 hours, with a caveat: the panel actually was made twice, since the first one was dropped as it was being installed into the 48" tall wrought iron basket stake! (The dropped panel was re-titled Shattered Dreams, and now resides at the studio as an object lesson in the incompatibility between cement and glass.)

[NOTE: Permission was granted by The University of Southern Mississippi for the use of their logo in this project]

Yikes! Walking Catfish Stake (Private collection/2003): The original design of this garden stake is of a “Tatum Salt Dome” walking catfish. The 8" round panel was constructed using a variety of scrap glass for insertion into a commercial garden stake. Item # 03001 from Seraphim Studios.
Light at the end of the Tunnel
Light at the end of the Tunnel ...  Description of Donation from Seraphim Studios, llc, for the restoration of the Hattiesburg Train Station

The design of this 18.75" X 22.75" panel, constructed in the traditional leading technique, actually began with the yellow blown glass rondel used for the "Light at the End of the Tunnel". The body of the train is a combination of black waterglass™ made by the Spectrum Company of Washington state, and cobalt blue English Muffle glass made by the Paul Wissmach Company. Spectrum's black on clear iridized Baroque™ glass has been used for the smoke, while white on clear Baroque™ suggests the movement of the train itself. The alternating black and white iridized glass used as the cow catcher is reminiscent of piano keys, a nod to Hattiesburg's musical heritage.

At just under 3 square feet of leaded glass, this piece required slightly more than 30.5 hours to hand cut its component parts, and then assemble, solder and cement the panel. As with all pieces created by Seraphim Studios, Light at the End of the Tunnel is signed, dated, and numbered (03019).

LRMA donated memory box

This box was donated by Seraphim Studios for the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art Gala Fund Raising auctions held in November 2002.  It was with great pleasure that this box and the following box were donated for such wonderful causes.

The Gala was very successful, raising $78,079 in net income for Museum operations and programs.  The jewelry box was in the Art category, which raised $7,235.  The Silent Auction total was $37,250, while the Live Auction raised $45,050.

Box base made from 2" X 5" and 2" X 6" glue chip bevels (sides) and mirror (bottom). The top features a 4" star diamond bevel and two 2.5" star diamond bevels, separated by a swath of multi-colored glass nuggets, white rhinestone buttons, and German glass jewels, including a 2" round faceted cranberry jewel, two 13mm square faceted jewels in cranberry and teal, a 24mm round smooth turquoise jewel, and a 20mm X 40mm oval black faceted jewel. Flanking the bevels on the left is Spectrum's iridescent black Baroque™, while Bullseye cranberry catspaw glass flanks the smaller bevels on the right side of the box top. The top also features a removable antique rhinestone pin in a "dragonfly" shape. No patina was used on the random dot seams of the box top; raindrop decorative solder on the box side seams. Box was made as a donation for the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art (Laurel, MS) silent auction held as part of their annual fund-raising gala in November/December 2002. Item # 020010, dated 11/3/02; total production time approximately 14 hours.

Art for Heart Fundraiser box

Seraphim Studios was very pleased to have been asked to contribute a piece to the American Heart Association, Southeast Division, Art for Heart Fundraiser.

Box base made from 2"X 5" and 2" X 6" glue chip bevels (sides) and mirror (bottom). The top features a swirl of multi-colored nuggets, faceted smoke and crystal teardop shaped jewels, round turquoise, amethyst, and opal jewels, and square cranberry jewels ~ all confined by a series of specialty angled bevels. Spectrum iridized black on clear Baroque™ and Bullseye cranberry glass serve as counterpoints in this Art Deco inspired design. The solder seams on the box have been stippled, while the side seams feature a zig zag treatment; no patina was used. Box features a removable gold tone heart pin with rhinestone accents as focal point on center of top; donated Art for Heart fund-raising auction benefitting the American Heart Association (Hattiesburg, MS), held in April 2003. Item # 020011, dated 11/3/02; total production time approximately 14 hours.


The New Nine: This is a 21" X 19.5" copper foiled panel, rendering the architectural plans for the newest nine holes at Timberton Golf Club (Hattiesburg, MS) into glass. The panel was made with all iridescent clear textured glass, with the exception of the greens (green nuggets) and the sand traps (dark brown GNA). The lie of each hole is indicated by an overlay of 24 gauge copper wire. Featured glass include Spectrum's iridescent Baroque, double granite (crystal ice), hammered, and waterglass. There are 100+ pieces ~ and over 69' of copper foil ~ in the panel; total construction time was just over 55 hours. The panel was designed and constructed as a donation for the University of Southern Mississippi's Eagle Club silent auction, to raise funds for the James Ray Carpenter Golf Endowment, held July 1997. The winner bidder was Timberton Golf Club, and the panel now hangs in the Golf Club's clubhouse.

A similar panel subsequently was commissioned (1999) by Barbara & Ron Hickman, for their son Ron Hickman, manager of Timberton Golf Club; this second panel was all clear, and did not contain copper overlay lie lines.

Mermaid for M&W McClendon

Magnolia Mermaid, McClendon home, Conyers, Georgia: This piece demonstrates the flexibility necessary when designing custom windows, as the client originally indicated a desire for a magnolia window in her new custom home. This mermaid design was submitted along with the magnolia design, as an afterthought based on random comments from the client ~ and it was the design ultimately selected. This leaded hexagonal panel measured approximately 24" across, and featured an unusual blue-green Chicago Art blend as the fins and a real chambered nautilus shell. Unfortunately, this window subsequently was destroyed when the client’s home was completely consumed by a house fire.

Parry bathroom window

Ribbons & Bubbles, or Tom, Betty & the Boys, Parry home, Madison, MS: Commissioned as a fixed installation into an existing bathroom window opening, this 45" x 21" arched top window illustrates the flexibility of approach necessary when designing for multiple individuals, as the client originally expressed an interest in an aquatic-inspired piece. The design ultimately selected features seven different varieties of clear, textured glass, assembled using the copper foil technique and accented with a copper patina. The overall design can be interpreted as simply a pleasing arrangement of bubbles, or as representative of the family for which it was built, bound into a single unit by the ribbon.

Nancy's Memory Box

Nancy’s memory box, private collection, Hattiesburg, MS: This jewelry box was fashioned from 3.5" X 3.5" bevels for the sides, 3.5" X 6" bevels for the front and back, and a scrap piece of clear ripple Kokomo glass for the base. The top was created from nuggets of various sizes, German glass jewels, and glass scraps, combined with antique buttons and an antique numbers game from the recipient’s great aunt, resulting in a one-of-a-kind "memory box" that recognized the recipient’s love of games as well as her appreciation of her family heritage.

Collier Window

Bird of Paradise, Collier home, Baton Rouge, LA:  This 18" x 24" arched top window was commissioned as a free-hanging panel, as a birthday present. It features heavily rippled Kokomo glass in the leaves, and two bird of paradise blooms. Pilkington's "Driftwood" was used as the background for this piece.

Saenger Sconce

Wall sconce, Saenger Theater, Hattiesburg, MS:  A large part of 1999-2000 was spent by Seraphim Studios, LLC, in projects connected with the restoration of the 1929 Saenger Theater in downtown Hattiesburg. This is one of the thirty custom wall sconces made as part of this project, replicating the original fixtures of the theater. Only two examples of the original sconces remained at project initiation. After locating an artisan capable of creating replicas of the bases in pewter, Ballard Pewterer in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, the sconce body was recreated using the copper foil technique. The glass used was a white-flash-over-clear glass from the Desag Company in Germany. Twenty-four of the recreated sconces were re-installed to original locations in the main auditorium, while the remainder were used in the upgraded public areas of the Theater.  The link above to the Saenger Theatre shows just a few of the fixtures recreated by Seraphim Studios.

Saenger Balcony fixture

Balcony fixture, Saenger Theater, Hattiesburg, MS:  Another portion of the Saenger project involved restoration of nine medium sized hanging chandeliers. This is one of three octagonal 3-tier fixtures, each approximately 18" x 36" in overall dimensions, which were restored in the balcony of the main auditorium. Original glazing, removed from the main chandelier (see below), was used to repair damages to these fixtures. Original glass was also used to repair two hexagonal 3-tier fixtures, approximately 4' x 2' in overall dimension, which originally hung in the lobby of the Theater. These lobby lights were moved to either side of the stage in the main auditorium as part of the restoration of the building. The final four fixtures re-done in this portion of the project were not originally part of the Theater. These fixtures were removed from an area church of about the same vintage as the Saenger, and were utilized as new lobby lighting for the theater after refinishing of the paint work and re-glazing with the same glass as was used in the main chandelier.

Saenger Main Chandelier

Main Chandelier, Saenger Theater, Hattiesburg, Mississippi:  Literally the geographic centerpiece of the main auditorium of the 1929 Saenger Theater, the main chandelier stands over twelve feet tall, is approximately six feet wide, and weighs more than a ton. Raised and lowered on a manual winch, this fixture had sustained significant damage throughout the years, resulting in a large number of broken and inappropriately matched replacement pieces when the restoration was begun. Given the damage, the decision was made to completely reglaze this fixture. The closest possible match with what was deemed to be the original glass - both in color and in light transmission - was a commercial white-over-clear flashed glass manufactured by the Desag Company of Germany.

This portion of the project involved the complete removal from the hanging fixture of some 500+ individual component pieces of glass, re-cutting in the studio of each of these pieces, and the re-installation into the hanging fixture of each replacement piece. To provide an idea of the scale of this fixture, it should be noted that the center arched pane of the top-most tier measures 14" x 39", while the trapezoidal outer panes of the same tier measure 40" x 6" x 34".

Flower Fairies

Flower Fairies, Studio Samples, Hattiesburg, Mississippi: These lovely ladies are samples of smaller items that can be made using the copper foil method. Currently, they are serving as shop samples within Seraphim Studios, LLC.
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