Driving America's Art Scene - Hunterdon County, NJ USA

Karen Caldwell

Karen Caldwell

Glass

Karen and Geoff Caldwell have operated Sunflower Glass Studio since 1978. They specialize in stained, fused, beveled and hand-painted glass. Their newest series of windows uses a patchwork theme that incorporates using the ancient art of glass painting and marries it with fused botanicals in a traditional leaded design. Botanical parts are made with glass powders and fused onto the glass. The hand painting has silver staining to create the delicate amber tones behind the painted surface. Hand beveled glass adds dimension and sparkle to the final product.

Sunflower Glass Studio, located just outside Stockton, N.J.,specializes in custom stained and beveled glass for residential, commercial and sacred spaces. Karen and Geoff Caldwell have worked in their studio since 1978. Karen’s work for the past decade has turned to fused glass. She has been developing a line of dimensional botanical panels that are both delicate and complex. Her love of old botanical illustrations, gardening and bold colors has lead her to develop new techniques that allow the plant to glow off the glass.