artist gallery : stainedglassmaster

Stainedglassmaster's Profile


Donald L. Kotz, Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (retired), is a nationally recognized stained glass artist specializing in original military and patriotic stained glass panels for over 20 years. His work is on display in the USS Intrepid Museum in New York and the Los Angeles Folk Art Museum. He has designed and created stained glass art for the Air Force Thunderbirds, the USAF Surgeon General, the White House staff, Wilford Hall Medical Center, and innumerable senior military officials. In addition to traditional stained glass panels, Don also creates stained glass kaleidoscopes, magic wands, and 3 dimensional figures. He taught stained glass for the Southwest Independent School District Adult Education Program and has conducted seminars in advanced techniques at the Stained Glass Crafter’s Workbench, a local stained glass studio. He also gives private lessons. He was recently a featured guest on the “San Antonio Living” show with Tanji Patton. Don is originally from Monticello, Iowa. He retired from the Air Force in 1991 after 23 years of active duty, and served an additional 22 years with the Air Force in the civil service. Following his second retirement he and his wife moved to Greeley Colorado in 2015. He can be reached by email at [email protected], or by telephone at 970-515-5312 or 210-241-8281(cell).
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Small Simple Cross Bevel Cluster

Small Simple Cross Bevel Cluster

Item# 443151
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Great Little Bevel!, September 1, 2021 5 stars
Great size - perfect for small projects and for teaching my students about using bevels.
Other Thoughts
These crosses are ideal for small panels, and they are easily incorporated into larger patterns.
mrglassart comment on Mother & Child
March 31, 2010


Thanks for your comment. This is one of my favorite designs. The nurses who asked me to design it saw in the panel the representation of the mother and baby who died in the accident at the sunset of their lives. The visitors to the ward see it as a mother and baby at sunrise, symbolizing all that is yet to come for them.


Stainedglassmaster's info
joined:Feb 13, 2008
location:Greeley, CO US
display name:mrglassart