About Stanton Glass

Stanton Glass Studio, LLC has over 35 years of experience working with Texas’ finest designers and architects, handcrafting leaded glass into inspired architectural windows and lighting for customers nationwide. We create beautiful, one-of-a-kind works of art for private residences, public, corporate and church settings. All designs are custom designed in-house by founder Bryant J. Stanton and artist Joe Barbieri. Our craftsmen at Stanton Glass Studio are accomplished in a wide variety of stained glass skills including traditional hand-painting, beveling, acid-etching, fusing, slumping, sand-carving, and gold leafing. We also specialize in the restoration and repair of historic stained glass windows. Our staff of craftsmen is up-to-date in the latest conservation and restoration techniques used in the preservation of historic stained glass.

Testimonials

Designer’s Eye and Imagination

Bryant is not just an incredible craftsman with leaded glass; he has a designer’s eye and imagination.  From the smallest Christmas ornament to the multistory DNA double helix structure in the McLennan College Science building (in Waco, TX), he fashions glass to absorb as well as reflect light.  The Geometry of Growth sculpture in the same building shows how the various disciplines of science emanate from the same beginning

K. Paul Holt

President/ CEO/ Centex AGC

2014-08-12T17:12:34+00:00

K. Paul Holt

President/ CEO/ Centex AGC

Bryant is not just an incredible craftsman with leaded glass; View Full →

Science Building MCC

Stanton Glass brought to life the spirit of our new science building by incorporating the art work that helps to set apart this [sic] buildings from others. One of my greatest rewards since the opening of the building has been comments from students that the art work helps to make them feel special.

Johnette McKown, Ed.D., President

McLennan Community College

2014-08-03T02:05:57+00:00

Johnette McKown, Ed.D., President

McLennan Community College

Quality and Artistry

The quality and artistry of this glass studio's work is just wonderful.  Our project was a small one of blocking bright afternoon sun from two dining room windows with one of my very favorite, beautiful art forms — stained glass.  Bryant Stanton and artist Joe Barbieri worked to give us exactly the type of windows and scenes we wanted, even down to including a song bird like one from a painting hanging near the windows.  We think the windows are beautiful and enjoy them in the changing light every day.  Bryant, Joe, and the Stanton Glass Studio employees were a pleasure to know and work with.

Sylvia & Jack Leath

Homeowners

2014-08-12T17:35:10+00:00

Sylvia & Jack Leath

Homeowners

Affiliates

Our affiliates include Stanton Glass StudioStanton Wood Works, Stanton Metal Works, and Stanton Hot Glass, all under the umbrella Stanton Architectural Arts. We collaborate to fabricate the design ideas of Architects and Interior Designers. The links to these affiliates will be added soon.

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- Proverbs 22:29

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  • McLennan Community College

    The DNA Sculpture

    Stanton Glass Studio was asked to design a sculpture to fit into the stairwell of the new science building to be built on the McLennan Community College campus. The stairwell would be wrapped in a curtain wall of glass with a westerly exposure. We presented to the schools board of trustees a concept of using a 35’ x 3’ DNA glass and steel sculpture suspended from the ceiling by a single cable on a thrust bearing allowing the sculpture to rotate.

    From the Architects renderings we knew the stairwell would be filled with natural sunlight. We wanted to use the sunlight to interact with the sculpture. We envisioned the students climbing and descending the stairs going to and from class walking around the sculpture.

    The DNA sculpture’s ‘ladder’ is composed of triangular glass boxes filled with several layers of textured clear glass and reflective dichroic glass. The light entering the boxes bounces off of the highly reflective glass casting colors on to the frosted glass walls covering the exterior of the triangular boxes. Viewed from different angles the dichroic glass shifts colors transitioning from a tangerine orange to a cool steel blue.

    As the students ascend and descend the stairs they walk around the sculpture viewing the frosted glass boxes from different angles. Seeing the glass from different viewing positions the viewer ‘sees’ shadows and colors projected onto the frosted glass skin of the boxes. Hidden deep within the box is a double helix of dichroic glass that comes into sharp focus when the viewer’s eyes are even with the box and goes out of focus when the viewer moves past it to the next strand.

    We liken the visual interaction with the sculpture to that of viewing a specimen slide through a microscope. One places a slide onto the microscopes ‘stage’, looking through the eye piece, as you begin to twist the focus adjustment the slide moves from ‘white’ to a slowly emerging image, focusing further the image is brought into sharper focus, twisting the focus too much and the image begins to go back out of focus.

    Stained Glass installation in the new Science Building on the MCC campus.
    Stained Glass installation in the new Science Building on the MCC campus.

    The Geometry of Growth

    An illuminated Stained Glass Ceiling

    The Geometry of growth in the students study lounge is designed to represent all of the science disciplines taught in the Science building. The offset nautilus shell represents divine proportion, ‘growth’. The shell is symbolic of students expanding in their knowledge, understanding and discovery as they learn.