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Contemporary-Classic Stained Glass: Jewelweed Studios

A stained glass panel with rainbow pigmentsK and M Townsend, New Jersey

Gary Medley and Allan Joyce are glass artists who creates work under their company name, Jewelweed Studio. The duo's works of stained glass function in a range of applications. In their window works, subjecta ranging from abstract compositions to religious symbolism create a contemporary-classic stained glass aesthetic for an overall portfolio.

A custom stained glass panel with a geometric patternCompass


Allan doesn’t shy away from color in his works. Where previous stained glass artists we’ve featured – Kevyn Cundiff, for example - have tended to use colors somewhat sparingly, Allam’s works are almost always completely saturated, with each panel of glass carrying a pigment that compliments the shape next to it. Even so, Allan manages to maintain a sense of quiet elegance in his works.

A screen capture of the Jewelweed Studios websiteThe front page of Gary and Allan's art website


Though Gary's works tend to be slightly more subdued, I enjoy the mlments where he breaks from the traditional window mold – in one such work, he sculpts a small windmill in rainbow glass, creating a sculptural object that looks like candy. He also accomplishes this with the aforementioned religious imagery, like his freestanding crosses.

A rainbow flower made from stained glassRainbow Flowers

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Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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