Architectural Stained Glass, Inc.
Louisiana State University; Duke University
Complete Sequence of Stained Glass Services: In-person Pre-design Meetings. Building and Site Analysis. Preliminary and Final Design Presentations. Mouthblown Glass Palette. In-house Fabrication. Crating and Shipping. Installation Labor and Materials. Maintenance and Conservation Manual. Photographic Documentation. Fine Art Insurance throughout process. General Liability Insurance. One Year Basic Warranty and 15 Year Structural Warranty.
Stained Glass Window… A straightforward term . . . Seems to pretty much say it all, right? Well, not quite. At least not to me . . . Implicit in the term stained glass window is the transformative and elusive miracle of light, which itself implies an expansive, three-dimensional experience. In its purest manifestation, light is an ideal metaphor for spiritual growth and enlightenment. Both symbolically and physically, light leads us out of darkness and into God’s embrace. When one expands the definition of window to include its interaction with light, landscape and sky become part of a window’s flat picture-plane. The wondrous, unpredictable projections of light and color onto walls and floors, altars and pews complete the concept of stained glass window as a glorious, multidimensional experience that constantly changes with the passing of hours, days, and seasons.
Jeff Smith was part of the groundbreaking stained glass program at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in the mid 1970’s and later studied with German stained glass designers Ludwig Schaffrath and Johannes Schreiter. Smith founded Architectural Stained Glass, Inc. in 1977. His critically acclaimed stained glass can be found from Alaska to Florida and from New Hampshire to Hawaii. Past awards include AIA/IFRAA’s International Design Arts Award on four occasions and Corning Museum’s New Glass Review designation on two occasions.