Archive for March, 2013

18′ Dia. Dome

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Leaded Glass Dome

Passing through the entry foyer and into the rotunda the eye is drawn up to our 18′ dia dome above. It is lit both naturally by a skylight, and artificially in the evening with energy efficient LED lights positioned for a soft even glow. The design and pattern inspiration is Victorian in nature reminiscent of lace work. Similar to lace work this dome has been crafted entirely by hand.

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Texas Dome No.2

Monday, March 25th, 2013


This is a 6.5’dia x 2′ ht. leaded glass dome and features a custom painted frame. The opalescent glass was specially ordered directly from Kokomo, and each jewel was sandblasted and hand painted on the reverse side in order to soften the appearance. A very subtle classic dome.


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Install in Ottawa

Thursday, March 21st, 2013


Even though it is officially spring, it was a snowy trip to Ottawa. Well worth it to see this dome installed.

Overall size 8’dia x 30″ ht.

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Double Up

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013



This little dome in perched at the apex of a dome framed opening.


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With a little Imagination

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013



Once the scaffolding is packed away and the chandelier installed. This will be a wonderful landing.


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Behind the Scenes

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013


Who has the messier desk? Can you guess which is Bill’s and which is mine? I don’t know but someone is living up to the messy creative stereo type… It also looks like my vase is missing flowers.

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A Few Domes from the Vault

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

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Sorting through the glut of photos from 35+ years of installations is overwhelming, but rewarding. Both of these are quite intricate and detailed. I hope you enjoy them.