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Deborah Costello

Business: Clearview Stained Glass
From: Talmage, NE
Discipline: Glass

Artist Bio

Stained glass transforms light. The constant changing conditions of daylight, coupled with the refractive properties of color, texture, and transparency within stained glass, permeate the space with a constantly changing palette of color. In my third-floor studio at home in SE Nebraska, I use the traditional medium of stained glass to design and create unexpected imagery, hoping to offer the observer a fresh view of this vibrant, classical art form. My work reflects my creative voice in life.

Artist Statement

I create original stained glass designs where I score, cut and grind each piece of art glass needed for the design. To construct the panel I use either the leaded or copper foil method, sometimes both. Then I solder all joints and apply "glazing" (putty) to all the seams. I border the panel in zinc to create a long-lasting, strong and structural piece of glass art. Then I apply a wax polish that seals the lead came and shines the glass to a sparkling finish.