Chapels & Meditation Rooms

 

Hadley Angels
Detail of angels in home prayer room

Pieta Etching
12x12 Etching - Pieta

Pope John Paul Dark
Pope John Paul, Etching on dark glass with silver and gold leaf

St. Catherine Window
St. Catherine window detail

Trinity Lutheran Church

solon
Millersburg, IA
Crucifixion stained glass window.

Designed and fabricated by Bill Griffith.

Cedar Memorial Funeral Home

solon
Cedar Rapids, IA
30 in. x 60 in.
Sandblasted "airbrush etching" of swans.

Designed and fabricated by Bill Griffith.

Jesus in the garden

solon
Millersburg, IA

Designed and fabricated by Bill Griffith.

Hus Memorial Presbyterian Church

solon
Cedar Rapids, IA
"Jesus Knocking", notice the details of the
fused glass face of Jesus.

Designed and fabricated by Bill Griffith.

Solon United Methodist Church

solon solon detail
Solon, IA
6 ft. in diameter
The opalescent glasses in this window filter the bright morning sun on those worshiping just below. A group of ladies raised the money for the window by sewing quilts and selling them. It has been said that the window looks very much like a quilt.

Design: Bill Griffith with suggestions by Kevin Monson of Neuman-Monson Architects.
Fabrication: Bill Griffith and Teresa Augustine
Photo: Mark Tade

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church

zion evangelical

zion detail
Dysart, IA
Shagbark Art Glass takes pride when asked to create an entire wall of stained glass such as this spiritual glass composition. The sconces on the wall were also made a the Shagbark studio.

Design: Bill Griffith
Fabrication: Bill Griffith, Dottie Korff, Karl Korf, and Brenda Hack
Photo: Mark Tade

St. Dominic

st dominic
Wilmette, IL
40 in. x 60 in.
This is one of four "stained" glass windows Bill designed in the chapel at the Regina Dominican High School, Wilmette, IL. The figure is composed of traditionally painted and fired in the kiln glass.

Design, Painting, and Fabrication: Bill Griffith
Photo: Bill Griffith

St. Luke's Hospital Meditation Room

st lukes
Cedar Rapids, IA
6 panels 36 in. x 72 in.
In collaboration with the hospital's staff and art consultant, Bill employed many layers of fused glass near the bottom of the design to add depth to the illusion.

Design and Fabrication: Bill Griffith
Photo: Mark Tade

 


Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church

bethlehem evangelical

bethlehem
Vinton, IA
6 ft. x 6 ft.
In collaboration with Neuman-Monson Architects in Iowa City, this was Bill's vision of the star of Bethlehem. Fused glass, beveled glass pieces, and strong cathedral colors make up this window at the front of the sanctuary.

Design and Fabrication: Bill Griffith
Photo: Bill Griffith


Xavier High School

xavier high school

xavier detail
Cedar Rapids, IA
10 panels 48 in. x 48 in. and 6 panels 48 in. x 32 in.
Bill worked very closely with the priest and art teacher of this Catholic school's chapel. There are many symbols used in the design which remind the students of the importance of Jesus Christ and St. Francis Xavier. The colored glasses are fused in the kiln and held together with carved strips of undulating lead lines. The upper panels are sandblasted.

Design: Bill Griffith
Fabrication: Bill Griffith and Dottie Korff
Photo: Mark Tade

St. Stephen's Catholic Church

st stephen
Central City, IA
6 ft. in diameter
As with all of the creations at Shagbark Art Glass, this was designed with sensitivity to the emotional and aesthetic needs of the members of the church. This window represents new hope to a small community who lost their original church to a fire.

Design: Bill Griffith
Fabrication: Bill Griffith and Dottie Korff
Photo: Bill Griffith

Ft. Dodge Regional Medical Center

ft dodge medical center

Ft. Dodge, IA
4 panels 14 in. x 40 in. each
These leaded glass panels represent the four season's in the hospital's meditation room. Notice how every lead line is carved, which makes them look like brushstrokes.

Design and Fabrication: Bill Griffith
Photo: Bill Griffith

 

Judaic Sacred Cabinet

jewish sacred cabinet

jewish sacred cabinet detail