"Over 20 years experience in art glass."
About the Glass Class:
The new studio was finished in 2001. It's located in the Duke Forest area, convenient to Chapel Hill, Durham, Hillsborough and the surrounding Triangle area. The studio grounds are surrounded by a peaceful forest and wildlife. Please call or email for precise directions.
Glass selection is endless, with thousands of possibilities available on-site or by order, including a large selection of dichroic glass, frits, and glass. Work with Youghiogheny, Uroboros, Bullseye, Oceans, Pilkington, Spectrum, Wasser, Fremont and other first class glass manufacturers.
About Christal Cerrone:
Christal Cerrone has over 28 years of experience in the area of Art Glass. She has a B.A. in Art Education, and a M.A.T. in Instructional Media. While teaching public school art in St. Louis, she began her stained glass career repairing windows in many of the turn of the century buildings in the historic districts. She participated in the glass restorations of the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis. Some of the damaged windows were repaired, others were recreated using photographs of a twin theater, previously restored. At this point, Christal began to create custom windows and entryways in St. Louis.
A move to San Francisco 23 years ago gave Christal the opportunity to create hundreds of windows for homes in the city and surrounding areas, like Napa Valley, and Oakland. Upon arriving in North Carolina, 15 years ago, Christal was commissioned to create an AIDS memorial window for Burroughs Wellcome. The 8' x 4' four panel piece, was later re-dedicated on the grounds of Glaxo-Wellcome (now Glaxo Smith Kline) and moved to a main building on their campus.
Several years ago HGTV contacted Christal to be in a piece on their popular show "Crafters Coast to Coast." In the short film, Christal demonstrates the fused glass "jewelry bar" and making a small fused plate using a drawing guide technique. The clip has also been aired by "That's Clever".
Christal is also working on several books on glass fusing, which strive to take the pain out of complicated looking projects. A couple of these books will be geared specifically to kids, or to adults working with kids. Books will be available via the website or Amazon.com.