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Custom Mushroom

With the holiday season in full swing, we have been extremely busy filling the shop with goodies as well as completing the many custom orders placed by our awesome customers. One of our most creative and unique custom order requests was this “Mushroom on a Log” sculpture. This piece was inspired by four different types of mushrooms. Each stained glass piece was made without using a pattern in order to keep it unique. The log was cut, sanded, and sealed. We hope the customer enjoys this as much as we did!

Blue Heron

Check out this custom blue heron light that we created for the blue heron festival. This light showcases many of the awesome techniques we use here in the shop. It not only includes fused glass, but it also has stringers influenced by torch work and custom etching. It is truly a work of art.

Saxonburg Founder’s Day

Saxonburg Pennsylvania is celebrating 186 years, this Saturday, October 27th. To help celebrate Founder’s Day, we will be offering 15% off of our new Saxonburg merchandise.
Limited Availability
(Saturday October 27th only)

Saxonburg Suncatchers: $15
Saxonburg Hanging Lantern: $45
Saxonburg Cut Bottles: $30
Saxonburg Beer Stein: $25

Halloween Dishes

We’ve been working hard this season making a variety of really cool Halloween decorative dishes. Make sure you stop in to see all the different styles.

Fall Classes are Here!

We are pleased to announce that the 2018 fall class schedule is finally available! This fall, as requested, we added our beginners stained glass class. We will also continue to have our glass fusion and jewelry making classes. Visit and click on the “Classes” tab to view a list of our available classes and class descriptions.

Registration for these classes is on a first come, first serve basis. Beginning stained glass classes have a registration fee of $50 and all other glass fusion and jewelry making classes have a $25 registration fee. These registration fees are non-refundable. You can only reserve a spot in a class when a registration fee has been made.

Groups are encouraged! If you have a group that wants to take an already scheduled class, a group discount of 10% will be applied to your payment. This is contingent on the group filling up all 6 available spots for a class that is already scheduled.


Twin Sidelite Project

Our latest project was a twin sidelite window replacement. The homeowners were interested in upgrading their existing builder-installed “big box store” sidelites with a custom design which better reflected their taste and style. We collaborated on the design, which involved several iterations to perfect. The client selected the glass at the shop, incorporating bevels, clear, and textured glass. The sidelites were then fabricated at the shop and made into an insulated unit, built to withstand harsh Pittsburgh weather. We transported the sidelites to the home and installed them for the homeowners. The clients were delighted with the finished product and the new sidelites have dramatically increased the home’s curb appeal

Life by the Drop

When we are creating in the shop there is always some music playing (usually blasting loud). The “Life by the Drop” jewelry series is named after one of my favorite Stevie Ray Vaughan songs.

This series is made by Lacey, our in house flameworker, wire wrapper and all around amazing artist. She makes each individual glass drop on the torch then selects the perfect combination of size and color for each piece of jewelry. The drops are then wire wrapped and assembled into waterfall earrings, single drop earrings or pendants.

Because this jewelry is handcrafted in house special orders are welcome. Customize the number of drops and color combinations to create that perfect piece for yourself, a friend, or even a whole bridal party or group.

Visit our updated website for more handcrafted jewelry items available.

Fall/Winter Schedule

Our Fall/Winter class schedule has been posted!

We are excited to announce a new class, fused glass/wire wrapping.

Visit for dates, times and descriptions.



Latest Project

Last week we installed this panel to complete a porch roof project in Butler,Pa. I was contacted by the homeowner to design a panel to fit an opening in the gable wall of the new roof. He sent some pictures of the existing front entrance and asked if I could design a window to match the door and sidelight. After visiting the site and measuring the opening I realized that the shape of the opening presented a design challenge. A design was approved and fabrication began.

This window is made up of three different types of clear textured glass and some plain clear glass. The glass types match the glass in the door and sidelight for continuity.

The trapezoid shaped panel fit perfectly into the opening. It was held in by 3/4″ square stock stops cut on site.

I like a design challenge and this type of work is becoming a specialty of Three Rivers Art Glass.


Bear in the Woods

From design to build, my latest project was both fun and challenging. I was asked to design a window for a cabin in the woods. The client already had two stained glass windows, one a fish and the other a pheasant, made for this cabin by an artist that no longer does glass work. He wanted a window for above the door with a bear in it to continue the wildlife theme. He brought some photos with him when he came to the shop to talk about the design. After our meeting, I had an idea of what he was looking for and came up with some sketches. A design was approved and then fabrication began.

Choosing the right glass for this piece was the most challenging part of the build. I changed the glass for the grass and water twice and the glass for the bear three times looking for that perfect combination. When this panel came off of the table and into the light for the first time, I knew that the changes were worth the effort. The client said that this window turned out better than he could have imagined. Another happy customer of Three Rivers Art Glass.


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