American Glass Guild






St. Mary’s Church -The Journey from 1993-2007

Ellen Miret

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.

Short Bio:

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 imagery.











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