My initial artistic education was in the field of architecture, in which I earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology. However, I have had a long-standing love affair with stained glass, and during my graduate work in architecture this interest blossomed into the opportunity for a three-year stained glass apprenticeship in the studio of master glass craftsman Patricia Vloeberghs in Atlanta, Georgia.
Since then I have been creating residential, commercial and ecclesiastical stained and leaded glass installations and artworks. The combination of my architectural and stained glass backgrounds helps my larger installations complement and accentuate their settings, creating the most artistic empathy and impact. I work in both the lead came and copper foil methods of construction; employing colored, clear textured, beveled, painted and etched glass. Recently I have been exploring glass fusing, frequently incorporating it into my built stained and leaded glass artwork.
My studio Alexander Art Glass provides a custom experience for clients looking for art glass installations, and I am also currently the Artist in Residence at Harmony Stained Glass in Pasadena, Texas.
I love to work with clients on custom commissions and approach all my work as a story; dreams and imaginings come to life in the fire of glass and light. Recently, however, my work has taken a more experimental path and I am creating non-commissioned pieces with the goal of expanding the assumed limitations, expectations for, and the role of a traditional stained glass window.