Bringing spirit to life through the medium of glass

Presented by Bill Griffith since 1988

  • Custom Made Stained Glass
  • Clear Hand Made Beveled and Leaded Windows
  • Colorful Fused/Leaded Glass Window Art

  • Painting of Mom
  • Dining Room
  • Obrien Doors
  • Pauga Wine

Shagbark is an architectural art glass studio serving Lake County, Illinois and surrounding areas.

Bill is an architectural glass artist who designs and builds stained glass windows to the liking of homeowners, architects, contractors, designers, members of churches & synagogues, school administrators and corporate business owners.

Newly custom made stained glass is his specialty. The techniques Bill uses to create one-of-a-kind glass environments include glass beveling for clear glass lead came windows; opalescent colored glass using the copper-foil Tiffany technique; old world glass painting fired in the kiln and fused glass, also fired in the kiln, which lends a softer more poetic blending in layers of color.

Bill's work may be seen in many parts of Cedar Rapids and eastern Iowa where he began the business with his parents, Karl and Dottie Korff. In recent years he has adorned many up-scale homes in the north shore suburbs of Chicago with his glass art, in Highland Park, Lake Forest, Deerfield, Glenview, Winnetka and Wilmette. Burr Ridge, Hinsdale and Glen Ellyn also hold some of Bill's more traditional glass designs. Many have commented that Bill's work is some of the most original they have seen, not only on the north shore of Chicago, but in the Midwest. He is pleased to offer free "at your place" consultation in the western and northern Chicago suburbs, and the city of Milwaukee and surrounding suburbs.