September 27, 2012

RIP Betty MacDowell, Stained Glass Archivist

Sad to learn of the death of Betty MacDowell, who was the Co-Director of the Michigan Stained Glass Census at Michigan State University Museum, and was well known to many as the List Editor for H-Stained-Glass, a discussion forum on architectural stained glass.
She was not a stained glass artist herself but served the community well. If stained glass is to survive in the midst of rapid cultural changes and even faster technological developments, we would do well to nurture, foster and give praise to those who take the time to archive the work done in all aspects of stained glass, past and present. The Michigan Census and the H-Net forum fostered community, communication and the full and free dissemination of information, all things sorely needed in the field of stained glass in the 21st century. Betty's dedication will be missed.

Posted by Tom at 12:41 PM

September 17, 2012

Stained Glass "ReVamped!"

Nominee for weirdest stained glass production of the year?

LED Stained glass kits for all of you 4 x 12 cab owners!! NAMM debut 2012!, via Revamped Glass Design

Posted by Tom at 01:31 PM