It began with an eclipse
Janet Redfield, stained glass artisan, had no premonition that this was the direction her career would take until she took a trip to see a solar eclipse and saw instead a Tiffany bubble-glass window. Immediately thereafter, she began studying stained glass window technique with Jean Jacques Duval in New York City, and learned that stained glass was one of the loves of her life.
Following wild success at a wholesale show for craft gallery buyers, Janet and her glass cutting tools moved to Maine, where she met the other love of her life, married, had a son, and has survived 30 winters there. She designs and makes stained glass windows, hanging panels, doors, room dividers, and fused glass vessels in her Lincolnville workshop.
Janet’s stained and fused glass work can be found in homes and businesses from Florida to Alaska, and she has created 25 large scale installations for schools, hospitals, and ferry terminals in the state of Maine. She creates one-of-a-kind windows by commission, working primarily in mouth blown ”antique" glass. In addition, kiln-formed fused glass has become integral in her art.