Judson Studios has been the West Coast leader in stained glass ever since William Lees Judson started making windows in the mid-1890s.
(The Highland Park firm fabricated panels for Frank Lloyd Wright’s seminal L.A. projects.) As they undertake what will be the world’s largest stained-glass window, created by Tim Carey in collaboration with Narcissus Quagliata for the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kan., other L.A. designers and makers are exploring the decorative art on a smaller scale. “From the moment I scored my first piece of glass, I knew I wanted to pursue it full time,” says Debbie Bean (debbiebean.com), whose pieces insert the craft into everyday life. And interior designer Wendy Haworth (wendyhaworthdesign.com) recently turned her attention to the medium, customizing pieces for clients. “It’s meditative for me,” she says.
Written by Jessica Ritz.
PHOTOS: Debbie Bean.