MARK LEVY STUDIO
Mark Levy Studio, Los Angeles CA based Decorative Glasswork artisans is celebrating its 41 year anniversary. Founded by Mark Levy in 1976, with background in both architecture and design, the studio combines both disciplines in its decades of commissions. Recently, an article written about stained glass http://www.bloggernews.net/133230 discussed Marks' design approach;
“Inspiration and design aesthetics come from an array of events and experiences, not just those from the usual visual cues. Couple that with the collaborative process at the root of a successful commission, and you have different input from different people creating the best of possibilities”.
A frequently asked question is “do you stain your own glass”? The glass we use is both machine-made traditional sheet-glass, as well as the more individualized, hand-blown glass in colors created with mixtures of minerals and naturally occurring compounds.
We follow the most honored traditions of the stained glass craft, with the added enhancement of modern day fabrication methods that enable glass to be used in ways never before possible. The studios’ stained glass windows, in modern, contemporary and traditional designs can be found not only throughout Los Angeles, but from coast to coast and beyond.
“Being able to create hundreds of stained glass windows over the years has been very rewarding on a professional and personal level. Those we’ve created here in the Los Angeles area hold a special meaning. All of our artisans are L.A. natives. There is a rich tapestry of leaded and stained glass throughout the city, and we take pride in our contributions to that history.”
Creating all manner of the glass arts, Mark Levy Studio works in these disciplines along with stained glass:
- Leaded glass, similar to stained glass but there are only textures and beveled glass used, no colored glass.
- Laminated glass, which uses both a liquid as well as plastic material to bond various glass varieties together.
- Hand-beveled glass, where the edges of the glass are hand ground and polished to produce prismatic rainbows when sunlight strikes them.
- Etched, or sand-carved glass, where an abrasive material such as sand is used to create patterns and imagery with a light or heavy texture on plate glass.
- Fused glass, which uses intense heat from an electric kiln that permanently bonds glass pieces together, as well as creating bas-relief surface treatment.
"From initial consultation, through the design process, fabrication and then installation, the studio always stays focused on our client’s input. We work with homeowners directly, or their interior designers, architects and contractors to provide the highest level of customer service possible. The recent 2014, 2015 & 2016 Best Of Houzz.com Awards we received (http://www.bloggernews.net/133425) ensures your project always has the highest level of care possible. While there may be more than a few stained glass studios to be found, the varied attributes we provide in both service and product are without peer. We welcome all types of commissions, none too small or complex.”
In a world of mass-production, inferior materials and dubious business practices, their award-winning commissions will bring that uber-level of quality, integrity and value to your project.