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.


Creativity, Quality of Work, and Integrity

Bryant Stanton has designed numerous gifts, doors, and windows for our family and friends. His dedication to detail, quality of work, and amazing ability to take our concept, interpret it, then produce an incredible work of art in stained glass has given our family and friends great pleasure over the years. I will always choose Stanton Glass due to his creativity, quality of work, and integrity.

Kathleen Myers

Home Owner


Kathleen Myers

Home Owner

Exquisite Works of Art

Bryant Stanton has provided exquisite works of glass art highlighting HHCC jobs for many years. Stanton Glass designs and works were certainly instrumental in HHCC, Inc. receiving numerous prestigious awards. Stanton's glass works were featured in The Driskill Hotel Lobby restoration (Austin, TX) which garnered a Lone Star Award and AIA award for the best historical restoration in 2000. In 2002 HHCC was cited the Lone Star Award (Best Historical Renovation), featuring the 1886 Cafe. Again, Stanton Glass's works were featured. HHCC has had the opportunity to work with Stanton Glass on many other occasions. Stanton was always easy to work with, from the initial design process, through fabrication and installation. If you want to put some visual "wow" in your project, consider Stanton Glass.

Bill Fowler

President of HHCC, Inc.


Bill Fowler

President of HHCC, Inc.

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



Sylvia & Jack Leath



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.

Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings…

– Proverbs 22:29

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  • 9 Reasons why Handcrafted, Custom Cabinets are Better than Stock Cabinets

    When redesigning a kitchen, office, or bathroom, it’s important to make wise choices when selecting between custom cabinets from a craftsman or stock cabinets from a factory. So, why are custom cabinets usually a better choice? Here are nine reasons that we have come up with in favor of handcrafted cabinetry.

    1. Longer lasting

    Handmade cabinets in a wood shop are carefully handled and expertly made, enhancing their longevity. Each panel or piece of trim is selected by the woodworker for the highest quality of cabinet, unlike a standardized stock cabinet made from particleboard. A solid wood custom cabinet crafted by a woodworker will last years longer than a factory cabinet and will handle more wear-and-tear. The long-lasting value of the cabinets increases the marketability of the home and its resale value.

    Custom wood cabinets

    2. Personalized to your home

    With stock cabinets, you get what’s available on the shelf. With custom-designed cabinetry, you can help design your own cabinets to fit perfectly into the style and design of your home. Kitchens can range from modern to rustic to traditional, and an experienced woodworker can create cabinets that enhance that style. Every cabinet job has its own specifications like stain-grade or paint-grade, stain color, finish, paint color, and the intricacy of the paneling.

    Need some assistance in choosing a cabinet style? Get some inspiration from Better Homes and Gardens.

    Custom cabinetry

    3. Artistry through woodwork

    Woodworking is not just a craft. It can be an art. Cabinetry can be a beautiful centerpiece for your kitchen or office. Some woodworkers can hand carve patterns into your cabinets as art. If your home is one that shows beautiful artwork in the architecture and interior design, then handcrafted cabinets would be a great compliment to your home. Who said cabinets couldn’t be both functional and artistic?

    4. Your designs

    While stock cabinets are convenient for a time-sensitive job, custom cabinets are a great option when you want to be involved in the design phase of the job. When working with a personable woodworker, you can have a say in the type of wood, color, paneling design, molding, and even the type of hinges you want on the cabinets. You can’t get more custom than that!

    Carved custom cabinet

    5. Unique and different

    Have you ever walked into a home that is not yours and felt like you were seeing double? Chances are if you buy off the shelf, someone else will have bought the same exact item as you or chosen the same exact kitchen design from the catalogue. With custom cabinetry, you can have the assurance that your kitchen is unique, original, and top quality.

    Modern Kitchen Cabinet Design

    6. Made by experts

    Factory stores create cabinets by the use of a computer system and an assembly line. Most of the stock cabinets are created out of a kit that you have to assemble at home, which can take a lot of time. There is always room for error, but an expert craftsman can catch most mistakes before they ever reach your home. A good woodworker keeps you updated on the process, his progress, and how everything is looking. Another positive to having an expert work on your project is that he will usually install the cabinets for you, saving you time and energy.

    7. Modified to meet your needs

    Would you like a specially-designed cabinet for spices? Or a hidden cabinet for private items? What about that really long serving dish that needs a vertical shelf? You can specify your exact custom needs when you hire a craftsman to design your cabinets. We had one client in years past who wanted special drawer dividers for his dress ties. Another client wanted a bi-fold door with a Lazy Susan inside for hardware.

    Custom Kitchen Cabinets with Glass Decor

    8. Better quality and materials

    As previously stated, solid wood lasts longer than the cheaper material that factories and manufacturers use for their stock woodwork. Stock cabinets are created out of cheap wood with a veneer that mimics wood grain…it only goes skin deep. Why not have a cabinet that’s made of real wood? A skilled craftsman will handpick the planks of wood to be used for a custom cabinet job. You can decide which color richness and depth of the wood you like the best. We have made cabinets using walnut, red oak, poplar, maple, and even mahogany for some of our cabinet jobs. Each type of wood varies in price and quality, and some are better for painting or staining than others. It all depends on the specifications for your home.

    9. Better bang for your buck

    To answer the question in your mind…yes, custom cabinets are more expensive than stock cabinets. In some cases, stock cabinetry might even be a better option for your particular situation. However, custom cabinets last longer than factory box cabinets and won’t have to be replaced or repaired as often. You might pay more up front, but you will save money later on.

    Custom stained cabinet doors

    Still trying to decide between custom or stock cabinetry? You can contact us, and we can talk to you about the benefits of custom cabinetry or honestly tell you if stock cabinets might be a better option for you.

    See our Stanton Woodworks page or our Houzz page for more inspiration for your own kitchen.