Revised 11/24/2020

Dani's Glass Design


Because of health issues and to be closer to her grandchildren, Dani and her husband moved to Beech Island, SC in December 2016. (Beech Island is a small area in the CSRA near Augusta, GA and North Augusta and Aiken, SC.) This move necessitated creating a new studio for her in a converted storage shed. The new studio is 1/3 larger than her old one which will allow her to teach small classes.

Dani is checking out various possibilities to show and sell her creations in the Augusta and Aiken area.

Glass Studio 2
Glass Studio 3   Glass Studio 4

Because of the time required to settle in her new home and the time needed to create and set up her new studio, she didn't have too much time to do glass work in the first half of 2017. She was able to create a commissioned ribbon horse and an angel as gifts. They are similar to the ribbon horses in slides 12 and 14 and the angels in slides 1, 2, 8, and 11 completed in 2015 and 2016 although they differ in colors.
Vince and Nello
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Vince hold his gift

In early August she completed an unusual commissioned work. A friend's husband, Vince, was good friends with a gentleman, Nello, who had died recently. Nello had given Vince a rice bowl which unfortunately broke. His wife commissioned Dani to create a piece that celebrated Vince and Nello's friendship and gave it to him as a surprise gift. It incorporates a picture of the friends, their names in copper wire, and three small and two large pieces of the bowl.

American Eagle This piece was made as a donation for a silent auction in our old home town of Mossyrock, WA.

(The eagle is not an original design but the preexisting pattern was altered to reflect Dani's work and ability to stand in the oak block.)
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Near the end of the year, Dani had time to complete three pieces. The first is the "The Gymnist". Click for a larger image. The Gymnist
Seahawk Eye Seattle Seahawk fans will have no trouble recognizing that this piece, "Seahawk Eye", celebrates the team.
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"Scottish Claddagh" is an intricate commissioned piece. The ring is composed of Celtic knots. Hands hold the heart shaped Scottish thistle. The photo does not really show that the cross work on the thistle body and veins on its leaves is actually a copper wire overlay.
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Scottish Claddagh
Auburn Eagle "Auburn University Eagle" was commissioned by a avid fan and graduate of the univerity after viewing a picture of the American Eagle shown above.

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Dani made another Joy Angel for a friend who loved the Joy Angel shown in the 2015-2016 slide show. Unfortunately, we didn't get a picture of the new angel so these are ones earlier ones. The picture on the right shows it back lit on a cloudy morning. The view below shows it without back lighting. So it is darker but you can see the patina and the red glass looks different.
Joy Angel #1
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Joy Angel #1
bird on table

Gita holds bird
  the bird


Danielle made this piece as a gift to our new daughter-in-law's parents. The picture on the lower left shows Udita's mother, Gita, holding the piece.

Taking pictures of stained glass is always a challenge. The above picture shows the texture of the glass better but the picture on the upper left shows the color of the bird's breast more correctly.

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God'sCarolina Garden


God's Carolina Garden

This is Dani's most detailed creation for 2018-2019. It is designed to fit in half circle window above the main windows in our guest room as shown on the right. She wanted to create something for this window as soon as we moved to South Carolina and she finally was able to complete it. Because of the many small pieces it took a long time to design and construct. It was finally finished and installed in January, 2019. The piece measures 28 inches wide.

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  God's country small

Unfortunately health and shoulder issues prevented Dani from spending much time in her studio in 2019. However, in September she was able to collaborate with her husband on this lantern which hangs in front of her house. She did the glass work and her husband did the cedar wood work and the lighting. It is lit by a solar LED light. The right photo shows an enlarged view of the lantern at night when it is lit by its LED.

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Lantern - Daytime Lantern - Nighttime
Danielle was asked to design a Halloween witch. This is the result. The glass portion is roughly 6 inches tall. As usual, her husband made the wood block.

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Lantern - Daytime
Ribbon horse Danielle made a white ribbon horse to be used as one of the door prizes at a Christmas banquet given by our financial advisor. The couple that won it seemed to really appreciate it.