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SHAGBARK ART GLASS HISTORY
Shagbark Art Glass was formed in Cedar Rapids, IA in 1988, by Bill Griffith and his parents, Dottie & Karl Korff. Bill spent a lot of time drawing since childhood. At age 13, he began oil painting lessons until 18. He continued with drawing classes at the University of Iowa. His mother, Dottie, influenced him with all the crafts that she enjoyed, especially stained glass. In May of 1988, Bill's parents helped him open a stained glass studio, named, Shagbark, after his parents" acreage in Blairstown, IA. Eventually, Bill moved the business to the Chicago area in 2000. Bill now enjoys working in Waukesha, WI where he is surrounded by the peacefulness of nature, yet enjoys the opportunities of nearby Milwaukee and north suburbs of Chicago. Bill works with homeowners, business owners and religious groups to create custom made architectural glass art.
Bill Griffith specializes in the designing and creating of architectural art glass. With more than a quarter century of listening to and observing the needs and wishes of his clients, Bill has created hundreds of glass art environments, each, specific to the clients, personality and sensitivity to the existing architecture. Bill will meet you at your place or interact with you virtually to help you reach your vision.
His specialties are classical leaded glass, fused glass, stained glass and Tiffany style art glass. Thank-you for looking at this website. Please click on the galleries to see the works created for many different clients over the years. Please call or email with your inquiry on how to have your own custom made glass for your environment.
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