Aire Castle Stained Glass
artists will build a custom window to your specifications and
measurements. Aire Castle is prepared to originate custom
patterns, specific to your needs, reproduce your company logo,
family crest, or other design at your request. We take a great
deal of pride in our custom stained glass. We build windows
of any practical size and can ship to any location in the
Our Gallery is divided into "folders"
according to various topics. Be sure that you browse all
other stained glass artists, Aire Castle Stained
Glass Art will take your list of needs, your ideas, photographs,
drawings, or whatever you have to work with and develop a
totally original custom-designed stained glass pattern. Our design will have
structural integrity and we will recommend attractive
well-balanced colors & textures of glass.
takes time to create. Aire Castle Stained Glass Art may offer
target dates to complete projects, but will never commit to a
fixed time frame that will jeopardize the quality of the
Stained Glass Art on this site are all original art created by
our local artists.
copied photographs from elsewhere on this site!
WINDOWS FOR SALE
Here is an example.
Click the link above to see our entire Gallery of
finished products. Many are for sale and we
will reproduce any pattern for you.
"Ribbon of Life; Interruptions"
This piece of abstract art in stained glass depicts
life (streaky white glass) as it makes twists and
turns, loops and folds, being intersected and
"Interrupted" by unexpected obstacles, depicted here
as various beams of light from multiple directions,
some very strong, others subdued and all overlapping
as they cross the "Ribbon of Life". Then there are
the unpredictable boulders that appear in life which
we bump and navigate around, depicted here with the
use of "Adventure in Glass Art" Discs, various sizes
of discs of bright layers of swirls of color,
depicting how different our obstacles can be. (Note:
Sun light causes the white glass "ribbon" to be creamy in
photo.) Uniform Lead lines are finished in antique
coppery patina, polished and waxed, ready to hang,
or we can frame this piece in fine oak.
Otherwise, "Ribbon of Life; Interruptions" is 27+ inches wide and 33+ inches
tall, framed in rigid Zinc channel, ready to be hung
by small decorative "S" link chains (provided).
(Classes for students
under 18 require a parent to be present at all times)
Are you a struggling glass artist?
If you are already past the beginner stage and seek to improve
your skills and technique, sign on for an "Intermediate Class
now"! Aire Castle instruction can improve your talent.
Samples of Our Art Gallery!
(Click the "New
Addition" link above to view dozens of items!)
We create custom
Custom Patterns for Glass Projects
Custom Designed Windows
Stained Glass Tools &
Stained Glass Art Lessons
Work-Table Space (by-the-hour)
Castle will ship patterns and finished windows to any location
in the Continental U.S. and Canada. Customers are responsible
for accurate measurements and shipping.
Glass and Supplies: Aire
Castle Stained Glass Art
maintains a reasonable inventory of sheet
stained glass and will
order glass, tools and supplies for customers at wholesale cost
plus insurance, shipping & boxing charges, plus a 20% up-charge.
This normally saves our customers from 25% to 30% off of normal
private stained glass window lessons for both beginners and
intermediates. The classes are taught one-on-one without a
classroom environment so that we can better assist our students
during the creative process. Find out more about our
stained glass art lessons by clicking
*Structural Integrity - In
stained glass art, creating a pattern that is designed in such a
way that one piece of glass fits in a way to support another and
another, and so-on, to provide strength to the window, or
whatever the project may be. Also, support bars, "strong
line", rigid came and other materials may be incorporated to add
strength. (These methods are taught in
**Slumping/Bulging - (As referred to
here) The process by which gravity causes stained glass windows
and other projects to "bow", bend in an uneven fashion and
otherwise collapse, or fall apart due to poor structural
integrity. (Our patterns are designed to prevent
Slumping can be a result of over-exposure to outdoor
elements, degradation of materials used, poor design, poor
workmanship, or a combination of the above. Lead will oxidize
over time, unless sealed, or otherwise protected.
(Preventive techniques are taught in our classes and we provide
instruction for proper care to prevent Decay & Slumping.)
The Stained Glass
This group of
stained glass windows are but a few of the many projects created by Nancy
Driver (Mike's mother). Mrs. Driver has a large collection of windows
in three local churches located in Western Kentucky and Southern
Illinois. The Carrousel Collection
pattern angels above were once on display in our former bed &
breakfast. Always artistically gifted,
to create stained glass art and teach others on occasion until
her death in November of 2009. Our family
continues to lovingly refer to her as our "Stained
Nancy Driver's largest
project: Original design, "The Cross", one window, 8
1/2 feet tall by 4 1/2 feet wide. Installed at Symsonia Baptist Church, Symsonia KY.
Estimated value = $10,000
(Priced in 2007).