LINCOLNVILLE — Stained glass isn’t just for church anymore. Locally, it’s in ferry terminals, schools, and homes and a lot of it is designed and made by Lincolnville glass artist Janet Redfield. This weekend, December 4 and 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Redfield is opening her studio for an exhibit and sale of her stained glass work, including hanging panels, fused circles, small birds, and tree ornaments.
Located at 90 Salamander Road in Lincolnville, Redfield’s studio windows overlook fields, forest and gardens which all provide artistic inspiration.
Birds, fish, bugs, flowers and even an alligator are part of her design repertoire, as is outer space, food, and more abstract themes. She has created and installed over 35 large projects in Maine’s public buildings including Camden/Rockport and Lincolnville schools, Belfast’s Hutchinson Center, Rockland and Lincolnville ferry terminals.
Custom made windows for homeowners are a large part of Redfield’s work, and not just in Maine.
Windows have been shipped to New Zealand and Australia, and all over the U.S.
“Two of the more interesting projects were a dessert window for a house in the desert, and an icy landscape window for the winner of the Iditarod race in Alaska”, she said, in a news release.
“The first time I ever cut a piece of glass, it was like magic,” she said. “I fell in love with the process of making a stained glass window, especially the glass cutting.”
This weekend, she will demonstrate how to cut a piece of glass, and let visitors try the magic.