I am a 4th generation craftsman working in the stained glass trade and the owner of kuhl doors, llc, a stained glass studio in Traverse City, MI. For over 15 years I have been working in the trade doing both restoration work and new work all over the United States.
My father’s stained glass studio was the lower level of our house. I grew up watching him work on many memorable projects. The most memorable, the stained glass windows he completed for the Washington National Cathedral, especially the West Rose Window, see below. Others included restoration projects like the Lafarge Peacock window at the Smithsonian. For extra money I would do the menial work, mainly puttying.
After college, graduate school and a brief ‘corporate career’ I decided to return to my father’s studio and really learn the trade. Following a two year apprenticeship I started my own stained glass studio in 2001 and I’ve been happily working in the trade ever since.