Pike Stained Glass Studios is among the oldest stained glass studios in the country. In their 110 years, Pike Stained Glass Studio, Inc. has made quality stained glass windows for hundreds of churches in upstate New York and as far away as Nicaragua (Catedral Nuestra Senora del Rosario, Bluefields, Zelaya Nort) and the Virgin Islands. The Mayor of Novgorod, Russia has a Pike made medallion of Rochester, its sister city, and a photo of it can be seen at Rochester's City Hall.
At Pike Stained Glass Studios, Inc., we create and repair stained and leaded glass windows in a naturally lit, 4,000 square foot studio, centrally located at 180 St. Paul Street in downtown Rochester, NY. Valerie O'Hara, the third-generation stained glass artist, manages all facets of the production, installation, repair, and protection of architectural stained glass. Our large inventory of imported and domestic glass assures our customers of diverse and unique applications for new designs and historical accuracy in repairing antique windows.
Valerie specializes in the art of hand painting on glass to create effects that cannot be achieved through the medium of lead and glass alone. This skill and her knowledge of religious iconography makes her uniquely qualified, with her skilled assistants, to continue the work of her predecessors in stained glass.
Pike Stained Glass Studios is very active in the preservation and design community and each generation has an honor roll of awards and accolades to their names. They are members of the Preservation League of New York State, the Association for Preservation Technology and the Landmark Society of Western New York, the Stained Glass Association of America and the American Glass Guild. They are a silver sponsor of the Landmark Society and in 1998, 2006, 2011, and 2016, we received awards from the Landmark Society of Western New York. They also received an award for Design Excellence in 2011 from AlA Rochester.
St. Thomas More Church, Rochester, NY: One of ten windows designed by Jim and Norma Lee O’Hara, de. 12 other windows in the church were designed by Fritz Beeger before Jim and Norma Lee arrived in Rochester. All of the windows were made between 1957 and 1967.
St. Pius X Church, Rochester, NY: A watercolor sketch of the 20’ x 24' window we are currently working on. The design incorporates a 6' x 12' window we made 100 years ago (in the center - Christ with the children) and also incorporates, on the two side lancets, elements of the designs in the 19 nave windows we restored and installed that were also originally made by our studio 100 years ago. The older windows had been removed from churches in the diocese over twenty years ago and re-purposed in the new church.
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