Featured Project – Martha Jefferson Pendant Light

The pendant light I have created for the new Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia is a five foot in diameter, fourteen inches deep, three dimensional stained glass hanging fixture. One eighth inch steel was bent into shape and welded together to form a frame that supports the nine glass panels.

The design is organic in nature and suggestive of a tree or stylized flower with multi color petals. Four of the panels contain the organic design and are made using traditional colored sheet glass which is bent in a kiln to a double curve before assembly. The remaining five panels are made using one inch thick Dalle glass from Blenko Glass company, set in epoxy resin.