I'm Stacie, the owner/maker behind Forest City Stained Glass. I work out of my home studio based in London, Ontario, and I'm the second in my family to make glass. The first was my Grandpa Jack, pictured below, who practiced the craft for many years after he retired from a career as a mechanical engineer. After he died, I inherited one of his suncatchers (below), and that piece is the reason I found glass in 2015 while I scrolled Instagram.
Not realizing my grandpa worked from previously published glass patterns, I thought he was famous! Needless to say, this piqued my curiosity about the process, and eventually led me to pursue glass in earnest. Each piece I make is the closest thing I'll get to a collaboration with my grandpa, and I'm ever so grateful for that "nudge" because I'm doing something I love every day.
Thanks for stopping by to check out my work!