Architectural Stained Glass - Herter Design

Stained Glass Studio by Herter Design

About Us

Laurel Herter:

Laurel Herter has been working in architectural art glass for the past thirty years. After receiving her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, she began her art glass career in Boulder and Denver. A yearlong trip through the South Pacific took her to the art glass studio Stewart and Co. in Christchurch, New Zealand, where she assisted with painting, firing and leading large liturgical windows. After moving to California she worked with Bonny Doon Art Glass, one of the top U.S. contemporary art glass studios, where she specialized in carved sandblasted glass. She relocated to Massachusetts to accept a position at Cummings Studios where she worked as a designer on new projects and assisted with the restoration and conservation of historically significant American and European stained glass windows.

She moved her studios to Bluffton, South Carolina in 1995, where she produces work for clients throughout the United States and Mexico. Her residential work can be seen coast to coast – from San Francisco and New York apartments to vacation homes in Colorado and Mexico. Her commercial and public commissions are found in corporate headquarters in Atlanta, athletic facilities in Silicon Valley and several restaurants and churches in South Carolina. Some of her more unusual commissions can be seen in private jets, private yachts and sculptural installations.

Jeff Thieleman

Designer and painter Jeff Thieleman received a Bacehelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design from LaRoche College in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. He works in a variety of mediums, including glass. His large scale sign and display work can be seen in places such as EuroDisney in France, Castaway Keys in the Bahamas and Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. He also works as a mural painter, faux finisher and sculptor. He specializes in carved, etched and sandblasted glass for Herter Designs and has been working with the glass studio since 1998.

Karen Adachi:

For more than two decades, artist Karen Adachi has designed in mediums such as glass, ceramic, metal, paper and fiber. Her two and three-dimensional work is in galleries and private collections throughout the United States, Europe and South America. Her work can also be seen in corporate collections such as American Airlines, the Hewlett Packard Company, Motorola Inc., Marriott Hotels, the International Paper Company and many more. Karen has been associated with Laurel Herter Designs for the past twenty years.

Jonnathan Tinoco:

A photographer, graphic artist and web designer, Jonnathan has been consulting with Laurel Herter design since 2009. He designed, developed and translated our website. He is manager and client relations liaison of our branch studios in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

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