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

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

2014-08-12T17:46:35+00:00

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.

2014-08-12T17:43:17+00:00

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

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.

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

- Proverbs 22:29

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  • Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Chapel

    “We don’t know what we want.” I am sure many window designers have heard these words often enough in discussing the design for new windows with a client. What made this discussion a little different was the fact that whatever we ended up designing for the 10’ x 30’ window opening in the new Hillcrest Hospital’s chapel, they wanted it finished for their grand opening in five months. That made it imperative that whatever the designs ended up being, they must be done right, and they must be done fast.

    Our studio always tries to get as much information as possible from our clients regarding their vision, desires, and concerns in regards to their project. In this case, they had an idea that maybe “Creation” would be an interesting theme, but they were not sure if they wanted it expressed in an abstract or a representational style. The architect wanted to be able to see through a portion of the window so viewers could see the water garden outside. They were all absolutely certain they wanted an image that would encourage and inspire viewers to look to the “might, the majesty and the love of God, to the end that hope and faith would arise in their hearts and replace any fear and doubt that their current circumstances might have caused”.

    When we design something, we keep in mind the type of window it is to be. The design for an all-opalescent window or a non-painted one will be different than a design for a painted one. As this was to be a hand-painted window, I felt confident that whatever I designed on watercolor paper, I could reproduce on painted glass. This made the design process a lot less complicated

    There were seven upper windows and seven lower ones. As there are six days of “Creation” in the Genesis account – with a day of rest thrown in, I had a framework for a workable design. Knowing I had to be able to see through the design, I started by drawing a clear “sun” in the middle. Working out from the center where the sun and moon were located, and working alternately in both directions, I sketched in the days of “Creation”. To the left were land, sea, stars, earth and pre-creation chaos. To the right were birds, fish, animals, man and finally, God the Father and the Son. I hoped to create drama and interest by making the lightest (actually completely transparent) section in the middle and gradually making the farthest panels of the design the darkest.

    In drawing, I referenced NASA photos for the earth, moon, various planets, and nebula, and echoed Michelangelo’s images of Adam and God the Father for the “Creation of Man”.

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    We then met with the hospital chapel committee at our studio. In making our presentation, we projected our designs onto a large screen to not only heighten the dramatic effect, but to also give our clients a chance to easily see the details in each design. We have found this to work much better than simply handing out 8″ x 11″ copies to each committee member, although we did that too. Thankfully, the entire committee loved the design. The architect was thrilled that he could see his water garden feature through the design.

    The design phase went smoothly – and we believe it did because we listened and responded to their concerns and ideas and gave them multiple options, little time was lost, and we were able to complete the project on time.

    The most difficult aspect of fabricating the Hillcrest Hospital chapel project was synchronizing values and color between the various stained glass panels. Because there were fourteen individual panels as one harmonious scene, we could not assemble a window panel until all the surrounding panels were completely painted. I constantly referred to adjacent panels for value and color corrections so that the overall effect would flow from one panel to the next.

    The new hospital Chapel committee had more than what they envisioned, and felt the windows reflected what they had hoped for. Not only that, but they got them in time for the grand opening. Jim Garrett, Senior Vice President of the Hillcrest Health Foundation, noted: “ The new chapel original glass wall is an inspiring and moving design depicting creation, which is the theme of our chapel.  Stanton Glass developed a beautiful design that will serve as a tribute to our sacred work here at Hillcrest; it is an inspiration to every person who enters the chapel and views the stained glass wall, which is exactly what we had hoped to create.”