About Shades of Glass

We are a small Art Glass Studio located in Southeast Ohio near Athens,  (customers may visit by appointment only). We offer artistically designed, made to order, window panels for the home, church or business. What ever your color preferences or style we can work with you toward a solution to your stained glass needs. 

Meet the Artists

Mark and Greta Hanesworth met while in the studying Fine Art at Ohio State University in Columbus Ohio.  Greta studied Ceramics and Design, while Mark's area of interest was Painting and Art History.
We have always enjoyed the Arts, both music and craftsmanship. Greta formally began making and selling stained glass in 1981, working first with lamps and then branching out to include window and door panels. With Mark, we began to create copper and glass wall mirrors and hand mirrors. We make all our own patterns from original designs and adaptations of traditional work. We also do repair and restoration, locally.
While in California, we learned the Tiffany method of stained glass construction from Fredrick Jenner, an outstanding craftsman and a great friend. We moved to the Athens area in 1971 when we began the Blue Eagle Music Store in Athens. After selling the music store we began Shades of Glass Art Glass Studio. Our work is sold in Galleries in Athens, Nelsonville and at The Riverside Artists Gallery in Marietta, Ohio. We also sell in Charleston, WV at Gallery 11. We have displayed at Art Festivals across Ohio and West Virginia. Our pieces have been commissioned by individuals, businesses, and Ohio University.
Our greatest joy is in the work we have done in many churches in our area, and we have installed windows, of original design, in the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Wellston, Ohio, Canaanville United Methodist, Central Ave. UM Church and St. Paul's Catholic Church in Athens, Ohio.