St. Mary’s Church -The Journey from 1993-2007
Ellen's commission at St. Mary’s came about after Father John Ashe, then the new
resident priest, saw windows she made for another St. Mary’s Church in Richmond
Township PA in 1993. The Chapel and entrance windows explore geometric form,
cycles and tessellations in leaded glass.
Ellen will take us through the journey of the windows from the conception of the
first St. Mary’s to the chapel windows done in 1994. Fast forward to the
selection of glass at Lamberts glass factory for the sanctuary and a side trip
to Prague with photos of the stained glass of Alphonse Mucha at the Vitus
Cathedral. Then its back to the execution of the windows at Rohlf's Studio in
Mt Vernon NY and the installation in Portland, CT where the windows were
installed 30 feet off the ground behind an earthquake brace.
Ellen will also show the Music windows at The First Congregational Church in
Columbus, Ohio, selected and painted at Willet/Hauser Studios PA in 2004.
Ellen Miret is a glass artist who has been designing architectural stained glass
for churches, temples and mausoleums throughout the country since 1982. A
featured artist in “Reflections on Glass: Glass and Architecture in the 20th
century” in NYC 2003, Ellen also works with fused glass, graphics and lenticular