When I’m working in my studio, that’s my Zen time. It’s where my conscious mind plays with shapes and colors and textures of glass, while my subconscious mind processes thoughts, feelings, ideas and inspirations.

Consequently, my thoughts and feelings and ideas often become an integral part of/are made manifest in my art.

Glass Manifestations is about glass and art. To an extent. But it’s also about the connections between art and insight, between challenges and growth, between piecing together a stained glass panel and piecing together a meaningful life.


I got into working with stained glass quite by happenstance. My mother-in-law was cleaning out a storage area, and wanted to get rid of some boxes her youngest son had left there years ago and not reclaimed. Among the items were some small bits of stained glass and odds and ends of related trappings. On a whim I asked if I could have them.

And that was the start of a beautiful relationship. With glass, that is. My mother-in-law, not so much.

I am mostly self-taught, which is fun and challenging. I am definitely still learning and still experimenting. And still getting lots of cuts and using lots of bandages.

That’s pretty much the story of my life overall: self-taught, still learning, still experimenting. Cuts and bruises.

So of course one makes a perfect analogy for the other. And somehow I plan to tie this all together into an interesting, insightful and entertaining blog.



My personal hope is that what I manifest in life — as well as in glass — will continue to improve. In quality, meaningfulness, and in pure, simple pleasure.

Would it be too much to hope the same for this blog?

Let’s see what manifests!


7 Responses to About

  1. Debbie says:

    Beauty in manifestation. Beauty is an expression of our inner being.
    You have so much talent!
    Viva le glass!
    Can you make a living out of it??

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  2. Maggie C says:

    Hi, Debbie: Thank you. Some people make a living at it. I’m afraid I’m too slow at the process, and too particular about my projects, in the sense that I design and build what appeals to me, rather than what might be saleable. I’ve got a few panels listed on Etsy, but I price them according to how well I like them. If they sell, that’s a bonus.


  3. Debbie says:

    That reminds me of here in China when you want to get something done and ask for a quote. if craftsmen dont want to do it, they ask a ridiculous price. Westerners get annoyed and talk about being ripped off, not understanding thats a cultural way of saying, ‘no, I have no time’. If someone is silly enough to pay large amounts for something, they figure, okay well, why not! Rules of the market 🙂

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  4. Maggie-
    I am blown away by your work!!! Will I look for Glass Manifestations on Etsy?

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Maggie C says:

    Thank you! I’m on Etsy as GlassManifest. I don’t keep up with the shop, so not all my available panels are on there. If you have specific questions about purchasing a piece, or getting something custom made, feel free to use the contact page. Prices are negotiable :). (See my response to Debbie’s comment above). I’m glad you like my work.
    ~ Maggie

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  6. I am especially drawn to the birds… they remind me of the origami birds my daughters often brought to me during a lengthy hospital stay… years ago now! ❤

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  7. Maggie C says:

    That was a fun series to create. And what a sweet thing for your daughters to do!

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