Jay Redington has been making glass since 1979. He was trained the old fashioned way as an apprentice at what’s known now as the Henry Ford in Dearborn, MI.
A natural talent and a great passion for working with glass soon developed. After years in a museum setting creating glass, teaching classes and working with people from the Center For Creative Studies, he was offered a job making his favorite kind of glass—glass that was made at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries—Glass with a surface that looked like gold, otherwise known as Favrile (Tiffany) and Aurene (Steuben).
Jay loves all facets of making glass from the complex chemistry to the beautiful, sensuous forms of the finished creations.
He has created many beautiful vases, lampshades, paperweights, tiles and sheet glass. This has led him to be involved in some prestigious restoration projects. For example the Tiffany chandeliers in the historic Belasco Theatre, New York City—as well as reproducing glass jewels and tiles for other Tiffany historic sites. He has also recreated glass for several Frank Lloyd Wright restorations including: Robie House, Chicago and Historic Park Inn Hotel/Bank, Mason City Iowa among others.
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