My Glass Bio
My name is John Boyd. From my studio in Burlington, VT, I design and build stained glass windows, panels, and lamps -- and repair windows or lamps that have encountered baseballs or other mayhem.
Inspired by an exhibition of windows from Canterbury Cathedral in England -- seeing how they looked before, during, and after restoration -- I took beginner lessons in a studio more than 30 years ago. I pursued stained glass as a hobby for many years while working as an editor and publisher. More recently, glass has become a full-time occupation that brings me great joy!
As I build new things for my clients, I continue to learn every day about good design, solid execution, and the great stories that can be told in glass. Repairing damaged windows and lamps has given me deeper appreciation for the craft -- and taught me quite a few new lessons. This site displays pieces I designed and built for clients, as well as pieces I've repaired. You'll also see a few items you can purchase right now!