This beautiful stained glass work is 5 feet in diameter; all one panel. Each piece of mouth-blown glass is painted and fired to achieve a traditional interpretation of Jesus Knocking at the Door. Note the subtle shading using the arches above the door to create the Shape of a heart; the door without a pull (symbolizing it can only be opened from within), and Jesus standing between the thorns of life and your heart. The small butterfly in the upper left is a symbol the presence of the Holy Spirit (which is always with us).
This is a memorial window dedicated to my Mother; who was my most ardent and passionate supporter of my choice to pursue stained glass nearly fifty years ago.
This colorful stained glass panel is one of fifteen panels that provided symbolism and enhancement for the Sanctuary and a Family Life Center. All of our painting and firing of stained glass is completed in-house; ensuring the client’s satisfaction and our attention to detail.
This stained glass panel is approximately 6 feet wide and 15 feet tall. It is one of six in a Sanctuary, and includes a seventh panel above double doors. The theme was the seven “I AMS” from the book of John. The entire series can be seen on our company website.
This stained glass panel is new work; fully designed and fabricated in our Studio. It is 9 feet in diameter; made of four sections. It was designed with over 1600 pieces of mouth-blown glass with border detail painted and fired into the glass to complement the detail in adjacent stained glass panels.
This large panel is 14 feet wide and 20 feet tall; and the bottom is 16 feet off the floor. The symbolism includes the Living Water, the Tree of Life, the Holy Spirit, the Crucifixion Cross, the Father (rays), the Vine and Branches, New Life (the Butterfly) the Path to the Cross, the flames and other symbols chosen. It is new work and was completed in 2018. This window was also designed and completed in house; as are all of our stained glass creations.
This beautiful stained glass window is 8 feet wide and 18 feet tall. It was designed using over 4,000 pieces of mouth-blown glass; and is complemented by 4 other 1 foot wide by 24 foot windows and 12 three foot by eight foot Old and New Testament symbols—each window containing a minimum of 800 pieces. Additional painting and firing on the glass was completed to enhance the detail of these windows.
This stained glass window is approximately 10 feet wide and 24 feet tall, consisting of 20 separate sections. It was removed from a Church being demolished; and restored and installed into their new Sanctuary. In addition, there were 16 four feet wide by 12 feet tall windows as well as others. The entire project had over 100 panels, and they were removed, restored and reinstalled in approximate six months.
This incredibly beautiful Ascension window is over 100 years old; and is 9 sections resulting in a nine-foot diameter window. It was removed from approximately 30 feet up and each of the 1,600 plus pieces were removed, cleaned and replicated if necessary to prepare for the next 100 plus years! Each piece is hand-painted and kiln-fired. The resulting masterpiece was reinstalled just three weeks before Easter, 2019.
This traditional stained glass window is one of eight that was removed and completely disassembled, cleaned and returned to its former splendor. We specialize in providing the very best in restoration; with attention to detail in attempting to match old glass and exceed your expectations.
If you or your Church need stained glass repairs, full restoration, or new works of art—Whitworth Stained Glass would welcome the opportunity to work with you to evaluate and identify how we may assist you. Established in 1970, we offer each client the same level of experience, quality and professionalism. No salesperson, no assistant to the manager, no secretary to return calls—you will receive guidance and have confidence that your project is being handled by the professional with nearly 50 years’ experience—the owner—and the other owner and designer—his wife.
Whitworth Stained Glass has been a Professional Accredited Studio as certified by the Stained Glass Association of America since 1988. During this time, the owner has served in all capacities in the organization including President of the Stained Glass Association and the Stained Glass School. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees as Treasurer of the Stained Glass School.
Whitworth Stained Glass specializes in communication. Understanding and offering suggestions is based on the optimization of priorities—answering questions about what you visualize and how we can best meet your needs. We have extensive experience in addressing the design and completion of new stained glass as well as removal, complete disassembly and restoration (piece by piece) of windows that are in need of that attention.
In addition, the owner is an Accredited Appraiser of stained glass for insurance purposes, accredited by the Appraisal Association of America. He is currently one of only three in America providing Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) guidelines as authorized by Congress as the Source of Appraisal Standards and Appraiser Qualifications. If your insurance company is requesting an appraisal of your stained glass—whether a church or your personal stained glass—we are Accredited and currently one of only three in the United States. This process can be completed using pictures/sizes and provenance sent by email, or the appraiser (the owner of Whitworth Stained Glass) can come to your church or the location of the stained glass (which is preferred but not mandatory).
Whitworth Stained Glass has provided stained glass services for churches, homes, funeral homes, public spaces, restaurants and offices from Hood River, Oregon to Norfolk, Virginia. Most of our opportunities come from Texas; but we have provided new work, restoration and appraisal of stained glass in many states. Even in Texas, where we completed restoration for over a 100 stained glass windows in Dalhart, TX (602 miles north) to new windows in McAllen, TX (265 miles south), and restorations in Longview (360 miles east) and Odessa (359 miles west)—we travel the equivalent of several states just in Texas to provide our services! With our Studio in Central Texas, we make the most of our location—in Texas and across the nation.
Restoration Work at:
FUMC, Dalhart, TX
First Baptist, Sunray, TX
FUMC, Longview, TX
FUMC, Canadian, TX
FUMC, McLean, TX
FUMC, Seguin, TX
RAFB Chapel, San Antonio, TX
St. Paul Lutheran, New Braunfels, TX
St. John’s Episcopal, Odessa, TX
First Baptist Church, Snyder, TX
St. John’s Episcopal, New Braunfels, TX
First Baptist, Menard, TX
New work at:
FUMC, New Braunfels, TX
FUMC, Uvalde, TX
FUMC, McAllen, TX
Pflugerville FUMC, Pflugerville, TX
First Presbyterian, New Braunfels, TX
FUMC, Rocksprings, TX
Colonial Baptist, Snyder, TX
Hood River Christian, Hood River, Oregon
Arlington Heights FUMC, Ft. Worth, TX
Windcrest UMC, San Antonio, TX
Cathedral Oaks, Weimar, TX
FUMC, Annetta, TX
First Christian Church, Weimar, TX
FUMC, Karnes City, TX
St. Paul Lutheran, La Grange, TX
FUMC, Center Point, TX
Other Affiliations, Designations, Special Certifications
Accredited Professional Member Studio of the Stained Glass Association of America for 31 years.
Accredited Appraisal of Stained Glass by the Appraisal Association of America.
Past President of the Stained Glass Association of America (501-c-6) and the Stained Glass School (501-c-3)
BBA in Business Management from Texas State University
MSSM in Systems Management from University of Southern California
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