Richard Carved his first piece of glass a folding screen in December of 1986 after a 3 month apprenticeship at Joan of Art Studios in Hollywood Fl. He still remembers how nervous he was to be actually working on a customers job. This was the beginning of a 33 year journey in art glass.
He opened Glass Menagerie Inc. in May 1990 and the company has become well known for its very creative designs and high quality finished products. All the work is designed and produced in house by Richard and his very talented staff.
Richard May, is now celebrating 30 years in etched and stained glass design. He is best known for his creativity in tropical themes. He does all glass etching and carved glass art himself. He has unique techniques for his glass etching that makes the designs come to life.
Visit our Showroom and check out Stained Glass Designs made by Glass-Menagerie.
Custom stained windows & coloured glass artwork samples:
Coloured or stained glass technique require very skilled and detail oriented artist. Creation of an authentic, high-quality stained glass doors panels or windows is extremely time-consuming. Each colored piece of glass must be shaped to fit around each individual piece – then it is positioned to match the design. Once the glass composition is completed the entire artwork must be assembled & soldered together with the lead. The channels are sealed using cement putty to ensure it is rigid and rattle free. Glass-Menagerie provides handcrafted and fully customized stained glass windows & panels to our clients nationwide. Send us an image of your liking, or call and give us your own vision. We will create the most stunning and unique colored glass composition for your home or office.
Stained glass doors artwork samples:
Glass-Menagerie philosophy is an individual approach to the customer, so every project is absolutely unique and “tailor-made”. You will find many breathtaking examples of our custom artwork in our showroom. Projects made using various glasswork techniques. However, in searching for ideas, we encourage you to take a look at all of our glass art sections, as the inspiration can come from an unexpected source. We combine the design, artistic assembly and detail oriented manufacture processes within our projects giving you ready to shine artistic windows, doors or glass panels. From the design stage of the project, we start thinking about the artwork globally. Taking into consideration the location of the building or the character of the interior. Our designers are also the executors that actively take a part of the manufacturing process.