Secular stained glass

 

Each of the panels are approximately 3′ wide and 1′ high, composed of a mixture of hand blown glass, flashed opals, textured clear glasses, jewels, and roundels. With the use of the various textured clears, light is reflected off of the ceilings and the exterior windows across the rooms. This panel represents Springtime.

Summer.

Fall.

Winter.

Love birds. In a adjacent location, a second memorial window was commissioned in memory of a resident’s recently deceased beloved husband.

The donor and Mark step back to take in the newly installed work. A beautiful and emotional moment is shared.

Eisenberg Assisted

Living Residence

Worcester, MA

Installed 2015

These windows grace the lobby of a vibrant eldercare residential facility in central Massachusetts. Their presence both softens and 'de-institutionalizes' the space.
 

Remembering loved ones through the creation of stained glass memorials is a time honored tradition. These installations were gifted by two families to honor and memorialize their loved ones. Two of the three honored had been residents of the facility. The windows continue to live on in their memory.

The impact, as is always the case with stained glass, changes throughout the day and throughout the year.

 

Cartooning for Memorial Hall in a studio with a wonderful view of the Bridge of the Flowers.

Soldering the second panel of the Memorial Hall transom.

A local installation.

Embossed flowers on the glass recycled from an old church window, was used to illustrate the bridge .

In 2012 the design was reproduced as the logo on the commemorative t-shirt for the annual Bridge of Flowers foot race that finishes in front of Memorial Hall and attracts 1,000’s to the village each year.

The design and fabrication for the garden shed for the Bridge of Flowers.

Window placed in the interior of the shed. Only in Shelburne Falls do the tools and potting soil have their own stained glass window.

Multiple design elements were incorporated into this small panel created for the Arms Library including books, a tree, and the bridge.

Unlike the other windows created for Shelburne Falls, glass was both painted and sandblasted for this panel.

A celebration acknowledging the library's renovation and reopening was held in 2019.

Town Buildings

Shelburne Falls, MA

Installed 2009, 2016, & 2019

“When glass artists Mark Liebowitz and Nancy Katz of Buckland got married last June, they decided they wanted to give ‘a little wedding gift’ to the community—- a stained glass transom, to be fitted above the entrance to Memorial Hall that characterized the beauty of the village.”

Diane Broncaccio, July 27, 2010

The Recorder, Greenfield, Massachusetts.

Contributing to the local community is a value Nancy Katz/Wilmark holds dear.

While living in Western Massachusetts, Nancy & Mark made 3 windows for the village of Shelburne Falls where they had their studio.

 

They gifted their small town a transom for one of its most trafficked buildings,  made probably the only leaded panel for a gardening shed for the village's famed Bridge of Flowers, and honored donors to the Arms Library renovation campaign with a hanging piece.

 

In compliance with modern building code, we divided the existing opening into three sections by installing a custom aluminum frame.

Each of our three leaded panels was laid atop clear safety glass. Note the glazer’s suction cups in the photos.

Safety glass does not detract from the appearance of the stained glass and assures that this horizontal window will never sag.

Private Residence

Highland Park, NJ

Installed 2011

While most stained glass windows are installed in a vertical plane, such is not always the case. Many traditional buildings have a grand skylight filled with leaded windows.

 

This client asked Nancy to design a decorative window illustrating doves of peace above Jerusalem for the skylight in the front foyer of their home.

Professional Office

Shelburne Falls, MA

Installed 2012

This panel was collaboratively designed with a couple who share a therapy office.

They spent time with us in our studio tweaking the design and selecting the glass from our large inventory. They enjoyed the process. The panel is reinforced in order that it may hang freely in a window, rather than as a permanent installation.

 
 

Amherst Residence

Amherst, MA

Installed 2017

A call came from an interior designer requesting the creation of windows for a new home under construction. There were existing openings for 2 panels in the dining room & one upstairs in a stairwell & into a lavatory off of a dressing room.

The designer served as the go-between with the client, providing us with a tour of the house and shared images of design elements to be incorporated in the space--- wall coverings, ceiling treatments, light sconces, and the like.

 

Bench to window.

Richness supplied by roundels & bevels. Through the glass you can see the Nancy Katz/Wilmark Studios van outside the studio.

The installed panel does its "glass magic" both inside and out.

Private Residence

Ridgefield, CT

Installed 2016

A panel to celebrate the 30th anniversary of a couple was commissioned by the groom who gave us little direction as to the details. 

 

The only directive was that it fit in a space in their family home in a location that historically served as shelving for light-catching prisms, and that it would be nice not to lose the opportunity to cast color. Beveled glass served that goal.

The couple are the parents of an adult child, making them a family of three represented by the three colored roundels in the center above the green heart shaped leaf.

The three theme is repeated to represent the 30 years of marriage.

As it happens, Nancy gifted this couple with a quilt for their wedding 30 years earlier.

Bench to window.

Richness supplied by roundels & bevels. Through the glass you can see the Nancy Katz/Wilmark Studios van outside the studio.

The installed panel does its "glass magic" both inside and out.

Private Residence

Ridgefield, CT

Installed 2016

A panel to celebrate the 30th anniversary of a couple was commissioned by the groom who gave us little direction as to the details. 

 

The only directive was that it fit in a space in their family home in a location that historically served as shelving for light-catching prisms, and that it would be nice not to lose the opportunity to cast color. Beveled glass served that goal.

The couple are the parents of an adult child, making them a family of three represented by the three colored roundels in the center above the green heart shaped leaf.

The three theme is repeated to represent the 30 years of marriage.

As it happens, Nancy gifted this couple with a quilt for their wedding 30 years earlier.

Private Residence

Amherst, MA

Installed 2017

We were asked to create a traditionally painted stained glass interpretation of an image from the natural world. 

Collaboration between the clients and Nancy to develop the composition, which was then painted by ‘Miracle Dave,’ provided a satisfying experience for all.

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