Custom Painted Glass Vases with Newfoundlands

The Newfoundland Club of New England has hired me to do a number of items for fund raisers. Here are four vases, 3 x 6 inches tall, with the four different colors of Newfoundlands painted on. As with every piece I do, each one is a one-of-a-kind work, no two are alike, even if I use the same model dog. Each piece is a mini portrait of a Newfoundland.

Black Newfoundland Custom Painted Vase
Black Newfoundland Custom Painted Vase
Landseer Newfoundland Vase
Landseer Newfoundland Custom Painted Vase
Brown Newfoundland Custom Painted Vase
Brown Newfoundland Custom Painted Vase
Gray Newfoundland Custom Painted Vase
Gray Newfoundland Custom Painted Vase

Stained Glass Panel with Sussex Spaniel

This custom stained glass panel was done for a couple in North Carolina who breed Sussex Spaniels. The panel was made to fit into a gate that they made for their front yard. I used different textured clear glass to create an interesting effect, and amber granite glass for their kennel name, Island Sussex. I only asked that they bring in the panel when the hurricanes were coming!

Island Sussex Stained Glass Panel
Island Sussex Stained Glass Panel

Stained Glass Hanging Panel with Five Dogs

This is an all-time favorite of mine. This is a stained glass panel, framed for hanging in a window, with five dogs who belong to the owners. You’ll see two Golden Retrievers and three Pointers in the panel, in a scene on the water, a duck flying away into the sky. This panel is approximately 26 inches wide, plus the frame. In the private collection of Laura Salvatore.


Hummingbird Stained Glass Wall Clock

This custom stained glass wall clock was fashioned after the Hummingbird Mantel Clock that you will find under “Clocks” on the main menu under “Stained Glass.” The client wanted a wall clock instead, so I made the pattern fit a round design, with the fuchsia flowers flowing around the face. The Hummingbird is done in iridescent glass, as are the bottom petals of the fuchsia flowers. This stained glass wall clock is roughly 12 inches across.


Dog Show Group One Trophy Winner’s Mantel Clock

I was commissioned last year to do 7 clocks that would be suitable for a Group One Dog Show Trophy at an all breed dog show. I came up with this design using the Group One ribbon colors, blue and white, using the rosette for the face and the tails of the ribbon for the bottom and stand, with a paw print in the design. These would be available in any of the ribbon color combinations.


Stained Glass Hummingbird Mirrors

These two Hummingbird mirrors were commissioned by friends of mine for their home in Northwest Connecticut. Avid gardeners and bird lovers, they were looking for a natural design showing flowers growing in their gardens, with a Hummingbird pair. The mirrors are 24 inches across, not including the frames, which add another two inches or so. Each mirror has around 600 pieces. The stained glass overlays the 24 inch mirror, so when light hits it, the glass seems to glow with color. These two stained glass mirrors hang in the private home of Wendy and Darrell Decker.

Hummingbird Mirror with Butterfly Bush and Male Hummingbird
Hummingbird Mirror with Butterfly Bush and Male Hummingbird
Hummingbird Mirror with Salvia and Female Hummingbird
Hummingbird Mirror with Salvia and Female Hummingbird

Norwich Terrier Stained Glass Mantel Clock

This stained glass mantel clock with two Norwich Terriers in two of the main colors they come in was commissioned for the Best of Breed prize for a Norwich Terrier dog show specialty. The club wanted me to use the ribbon colors of Best of Breed, which are purple and gold, for the background design.


Golden Retriever Stained Glass Trophies

These stained glass trophies were done for a Golden Retriever specialty dog show. The club wanted numerous items, all with stained glass Golden Retrievers as the motif. Below is a large stained glass mirror with the Golden Retriever head, with colors that would be pleasant in any home decor.

Large Golden Retriever Mirror Trophy
Large Golden Retriever Mirror Trophy

Here is another Golden Retriever stained glass piece, a vertical mantel clock.


This stained glass frame with a Golden Retriever puppy was for Best Puppy in the show.


The two stained glass items below were also offered for prizes at the Golden Retriever specialty show. First is a large stained glass box with Golden Retriever, and then a votive holder with a Golden Retriever on the front.



Stained Glass Border Terrier Mirror

This stained glass Border Terrier mirror was a special request commission from the president of the Great Lakes Border Terrier Club. Yes, that’s a rat on the left side of the mirror! The stained glass dogs shown are a grizzle and a blue and tan.
Original Stained Glass Artwork Copyright 2010 by Diane L. Blasius.


New English Springer Spaniel Letter Holders and Clock Designs

This is a new design for Mungo Works: a letter holder in stained glass and wood. The bottom of the holder is wood with two grooves into which the stained glass fits snugly. Shown here are two versions of stained glass English Springers, one a black and white and one a liver and white. They measure 5 inches wide and approximately 5 inches tall.
Original Stained Glass Artwork Copyright 2010 by Diane L. Blasius.


This stained glass English Springer Spaniel clock was a special commission, given as a gift for a birthday. The recipient is Irish, thus the shamrock appliqued to the side of the clock.


New Designs for Stained Glass English Springer Spaniel Dog Show Trophies

New designs for stained glass English Springer Spaniels, these pieces were used for dog show trophies at a specialty in the midwest.
Original Stained Glass Artwork Copyright 2010 by Diane L. Blasius.

The small stained glass English Springer box here is shown open to let the viewer see the dumbbell charm that is clipped to the chain inside the box. This prize was given for an Obedience winner.


Another prize given for an Obedience winner at the specialty, this stained glass English Springer Spaniel mirror has the dumbbell appliqued to the front of the mirror.


Shown here are two stained glass English Springer Spaniel votive holders, a black and white and a liver and white. The holders can also be used to store small objects, as a catch-all for paper clips or rubber bands.


Here are two new designs in stained glass, frames with the appliqued stained glass English Springer Spaniel.


Elephant window for the Ivoryton Library

This custom stained glass window panel was created for the Ivoryton Library as a gift in memory of the Town Historian. It is fitted into a transom-style space above French doors between adjoining rooms in the library.

Elephants are the major theme of the library, as the history of the town includes a piano factory, which used ivory for the piano keys.

The panel measures approximately 10 by 34 inches and depicts two elephants in a greeting, entwining their trunks. The amber and purple glass in the panel were taken from an old window saved from a renovation. The library dates back to 1889, so you can imagine how thrilling it was to be able to reuse the old glass.

On either side of the stained glass panel are 4 pieces of decorative calligraphy by Adrienne Samuelson, of Centerbrook, Connecticut.
Original Stained Glass Copyright 2010 by Diane L. Blasius.


Australian Shepherd Stained Glass Clock

Adding another stained glass clock to our repertoire, here is an Australian Shepherd Dog, in a stained glass desk clock style, with sky blue glass accenting the tri-color Aussie.
Original Stained Glass Copyright 2010 by Diane L. Blasius.


Irish Setter Stained Glass Clock

Yet another new addition to our stained glass dog breeds, an Irish Setter clock. This variation on the clock style seen in earlier designs has the Irish Setter’s head off to the side, creating a longer, lower base, with an Art Deco flavor. Earthy green and amber stained glass was used for the background to set off the mahogany colored glass of the Irish Setter’s head, an homage to its country of origin, Ireland. The base of this stained glass clock measures approximately 12 inches.
Original Stained Glass Copyright 2010 by Diane L. Blasius.


Field Spaniel Stained Glass Votive Candle Holder

This is a Field Spaniel in stained glass. Originally, this piece was made to be a votive candle holder, but other uses can be a catch-all for paper clips, rubber bands, pens, etc. Or, it can be used as a holder for a small potted plant such as an African violet. The base measures 4 inches square, the sides are 3 inches high, and the front is 4 inches high. Any dog breed can be depicted.
Original Stained Glass Copyright 2010 by Diane L. Blasius.


Dog Paw Print Heart Stained Glass Ornament

For this Paw print in Heart ornament, I used glass nuggets for the paw print in iridescent white, and pink iridescent glass for the background. This stained glass ornament measures about 4 inches across. Any color you choose can be used for the background color.
Original Stained Glass Copyright 2010 by Diane L. Blasius.