So while things are are relatively quiet here, I thought it might be interesting to give a tour of Boehm Stained Glass Studio, where I create custom residential stained glass windows and do repairs of windows and lamps. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at where the magic happens! Captions are below each photo. (Click any photo to enlarge).
|(Above) In the mid-eighties, I was a rubberstamp artist. For over 3 years, I wrote bi-monthly articles and had work published frequently in Rubberstampmadness Magazine under my "nom de stamp", "Miss Rubbaloid". These custom made cabinets held my collection of nearly 5,000 rubberstamps, most of which I still have. Now they work perfectly for glass. Each drawer is labeled with the color of the glass for easy retrieval.|
|(Above) Here's another work surface. I use this for building windows, doing repairs, or glass cutting. I just move my tools from place to place. We bought this table from the inventory sale at a local Borders bookstore! My Dremel tool is here, which I use to sign my name and date to custom windows. Also on the table are my part-time photography assistants, Phil and Philomena Foamhead .. I sometimes employ them for lighting experiments when I'm preparing for a shoot. (Click here to see my event photography website).|
|In the laundry room is the good old utility sink where I rinse off all glass after its been grinded, and where I sometimes clean off finished windows and lamps. I sometimes use the kitchen sink upstairs. It depends on the size of the finished piece.|
|I always keep a good supply of 6' lengths of wood for framing, as well as zinc and brass channel.|
And that concludes our tour! Hope you enjoyed it! Give me a call if you have an idea for a custom residential stained glass window .. or if you have a lamp or a window that you no longer display because its cracked. Let me fix it for you and give a new life! Call 201-600-1616 or email me at Kathy.Boehm@Verizon.net and we'll get started right away.
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