Making a Masterpiece: Stained-Glass Demonstration with Celia Hunt

Thursday, Nov 14, 2019 6 – 7:30 pm

40 E. Erie
Nickerson Mansion
Chicago, IL 60611

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Learn more about the detailed process that went into making the stained-glass windows in our exhibition Eternal Light: The Sacred Stained-Glass Windows of Louis Comfort Tiffany. Engage with professional glass artist Celia Hunt as she demonstrates the technique of stained-glass, discusses its history, and explains the materials and methods used to produce a stained-glass masterpiece. Celia Hunt will then demonstrate, from conception to completion, exactly how a stained glass masterpiece is made.

Celia “Muffy” Hunt is an accomplished glass artist who blends her passion for glass with a love of history and nature. Her practice spans hand blown glass, fused glass, stained glass, flameworking, etched glass and jewelry. She has studied glass for more than 25 years with maestros including Jerry Catania at Oxbow Summer Residency, The School of the Art Institute and George Jercich of California Polytechnic University. Her additional course work includes glass enameling and medieval staining at Arrowmont School of Crafts and art classes at UCLA.

Muffy has blown glass with Evan Chambers at Pavonine Glass in Pasadena, CA; at Ignite Studios in Chicago, IL with Aaron Wolf-Boze; at Glass Axis in Columbus, OH with Erin Riley; and at The Firehouse Art Studio in Chicago, IL with Pearl Dick. She is active in civic and charitable organizations in the community, a member of the Glass Art Society, and a museum docent engaging with students, educators, donors and VIPs.

Her one-of-a-kind works can be found in museum gift shops, galleries and private collections around the world. Muffy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Political Science from Southern Methodist University.


Image: Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, American (1892 -1900) Designed by Agnes Northrop, American (1857 - 1953) Lilies and Palms Underhill Memorial Window detail. Leaded and enameled glass. The Collection of Richard H. Driehaus, Chicago 40007. Photo credit: Michael Tropea,