Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Delphi Featured Artisan

L.A. Glass Studio/Lidia Anderson has been featured on ArtFire
as the Delphi Featured Artisan for the month of January 2010.

Please take a moment to browse through my ArtFire Shop where you will find gifts for every occasion, including windows, sun catchers, Moravian Stars, new jewelry pendant collection, and much more.

My passion is designing and making glass which I have been happily creating for 30 years. All designs are original and my own unique expressions. Each piece is meticulously hand crafted in the "Tiffany" method of stained glass, also known as the copper foil technique.

I am a native of Sydney, Australia, and it was here that I began my formal education in art. In my second year of college I moved to the United States and received my B.F.A. from B.G.S.U. in Ohio. I spent the next 10 years as art director in the field of television. Recognizing the stresses of the advertising world, I took the opportunity to find other forms of artistic expression. My love of glass was born and I allowed this creative energy to guide me. What evolved were works of art that integrated into our more common understanding of functional living.

My larger body of work is represented by some of the finest art galleries in the nation.

I had the privilege to exhibit with the world renowned artist, Dale Chihuly and also completed a restoration of 18 stained glass windows at a chapel in Ohio.

I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy creating for you.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Season's Greetings

Season's Greetings
Peace on Earth

From my house to yours

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Which is your favorite Etsy Lux Gift?

Well, I certainly hope it is my glass room divider "Rain"

Please take a moment to VOTE for "Rain"

This is a three panel stained glass room divider. It is constructed entirely with clear bubble and architectural glass to simulate raindrops. I also incorporated antique clear mouth blown roundels from the early 1900's and clear glass nuggets. The glass panels are independent of the metal framing.

"Rain" is an award winning art piece, Best of Crafts award at the Mansfield Art Center, Ohio, 2008.

Good Things Come in Glass.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

~HAndcRafTEd for the HOLIDAYS...

locally made arts, crafts, + jewelry

stunning balance of nature by Jim & Tori Mullan Pretty Kitty by Sondra Gerber perks up a garden & how! a few happy Ohio wintry birds enjoying The BirdFeeder by Charley Harper Our beautiful river city captured by local painter, Joanne Honschopp oooh - the mysterious & lovely Woodlands crystal bowl by Leandra Drumm Sondra Gerber's Shiny Flying Santa!

THANK YOU FOR MAKING US THE THRILLING THREE! As a show of our appreciation for your support of handmade, local, fine crafts we're throwing a champagne celebration with an additional sweet treat for you!
PLEASE join us THIS FRIDAY evening, December 4, from 5pm to 8pm to toast our BIG 3! ENJOY bubbly, chocolates, and a special to help you add more to your handmade collection and find the perfect gifts for that special someone. You'll recieve 10%off your entire purchase of three or more artfully crafted lovelies- Thank you so much for sharing our 4TH hOLIDAY sEASON with us! We look forward to toasting with you!
With artists still dropping off their handcrafted works daily- you're sure to find something for everyone!
We're 3! deal:
Our thank you for 3 years of support of our local artists. Buy 3 or more pieces, get 10% off your entire purchase. All day Friday. Previous purchases excluded, just mention the THANK YOU special.
why yes, we have some great sparkly jewelry for the Holidays - especially our fused glass by Laura Bosse   Cat Zurchin only Rich Kolb can repurpose metal waste into such cool designs as this lil' frog taking a ride on a lilypad The Passion Works Studio in Athens provides creative jobs to the mentally & physically challenged...and we get to share their super bright flowers with you! Teardrop ornaments by Fritz Lauenstein Can't resist those mysterious blackbirds!?  try the Raven earrings by Dawn Estrin classic arts & crafts landscape tile by Karim & Nawal Motawi

locally made arts, crafts, + jewelry

handcrafted holiday ornaments ~ handcrafted, always the right gift
Cincinnati artist, Tracey Andrews collection of trays & bowls with modern designs inspired by nature
artfully crafted
150 local & regional artists
~the perfect holiday gift
arts, crafts, + jewelry from more than 150 local + regional artists

locally made arts, crafts, + jewelry

handsome stoneware by Kentucky potter, Paul Borian Kitties, Doggies, Horses, a Goat, a Moose, all of our favorite creatures handbuilt in clay by Renee & Bill Bliznick aaaah, red. Super-pretty red florals for the season by Karen Trimble Shell yummy collection of handmade glass marbles by 20 artists - these are by Larry Zengel of Bowling Green, Ohio Stained Glass window panels from Lidia Anderson (like this one), and more from John Matz & Marilyn Adams Tree of Life cut from steel by Kelvin & Kathryn Schartz
One more BIG, DON'T YOU DARE MISS event to celebrate with indigenous before the new year- OUR THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! That's right THREE thrilling years of fabulous artists, amazing hand-made work, and you, our terrific customers. Please toast with us on Friday, December 4 http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102854166959&s=582&e=001HMdWJwd8VfY1HE790VUVj2OXF9tSX8Zn7vbTdLxs7z7zMptYINET3mAgk8LcS4B1zHpmdR4whsLBL-k2g7lRWRyHsWJoBb8fqceNwqMt2yAMCyj6eYPvYhfETWmrZu2Nih0vkkNRlNhUpGyMVzx5fU90vY7zmktOt5g_moQ8NkkNNpsUUJZ9scto9Uf6ykDrmO4MWrL4fPc=to help us celebrate three years of promoting the rich tradition of local, hand-made arts and crafts!
Shop seven days a week - Monday through Saturday from 10 to 8, Sundays from 12 to 5.
Enjoy the season!
Juniper, aka Junipurrrrr, Juney, June-Bug, Jj, or Diane, Jenn, Bethany, Leslie, Sarah, & the Heathers
- oh, + Juniper too!
indigenous, a handcrafted gallery

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ahhh, nature - Linda Stiles Smith appreciation for nature is obvious in her line of pendants & earrings Ken Swinson - what are all of those puppies doing?  ...must be having fun. stained glass moravian star by Lidia Anderson carved clay thrown & glazed beautifully by very local artist Laura Davis Protect This Woman is inscribed in each of Lucinda Moran's sterling + 18kt gold bracelets new tile collection by our Pennsylvania artist, Lisa Muller

indigenous, a handcrafted gallery

Happy handcrafted Holidays!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Now through Cyber Monday I am offering FREE U.S. Shipping on every item in my ArtFire shop. You can shop directly from this blog, just go to the Artfire on my side bar.
There is no limit, and no account needed.
Choose from any of my stained glass windows, sun catchers, pendants, or ornaments.
This special will end at midnight on November 30.
Many of my pieces are one of a kind, so don't miss out on this great deal.

Gorgeous butterflies, Moravian stars, candle holders, and gifts for everyone.

Good Things Come in Glass

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Spectacular Cheese Bread

This recipe is courtesy of Greg Neal Pottery.
This bread bowl is a fantastic ceramic bowl that the bread bakes inside.
I have personally known Greg for many years and we do a lot of art shows together. His work is amazing. I encourage you to visit his web site and contact him about purchasing this wonderful bowl.
It measures about 5” high and about 6” diameter and comes with an awesome recipe booklet, including the following.

Cheese Bread Recipe

Solid shortening
½ pkg. dry yeast
¼ Cup water (120-130 degrees F.)
1tsp sugar
1Tbs honey
1/2tsp. salt
1 lg egg
¼ tsp. baking powder
1 egg white
½ c. shredded cheddar cheese
1 3/4C all purpose flour 1 egg yolk, beaten
poppy or sesame seeds

Lightly grease large bowl, set aside
Combine water, butter, honey in mixing bowl. Beat in 1 egg and 1 egg white, 1 cup flour, yeast, sugar and salt, mixing until thoroughly combined. Continue to beat 2 minutes, then add baking powder and additional flour, ¼ cup at a time, beating constantly until soft dough is formed. Quickly mix in cheese.
Turn dough onto lightly floured board and knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Place in prepared bowl, turning to coat entire surface. Cover with plastic wrap and hot damp towel and let stand in a warm place until double in volume. Punch down and let rise again until doubled.
Punch dough down once more and turn out onto lightly floured board. Knead 2 minutes, and then separate into 7-10 balls of dough in well-greased bread baker, placing last ball in the center. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and allow dough to rise in a warm place to top of baker.
Brush bread with egg yolk and sprinkle with poppy seeds. Place bread baker in cold oven. Bake bread at 425 degrees for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 375 degrees and bake until golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped; about 25-30 minutes. If top browns too fast cover with foil. Cool bread on rack for 15 minutes, then carefully remove bread and let cool. Enjoy.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

All you need is this, and a little black dress.

Some of my favorite pendants.

Unique Expressions In Glass.

Funky, reversible stained glass pendants for the young at heart. Original designs between layers of glass. Hand painted, graphics, textiles, and other cool embellishments.

Each pendant is a one of a kind, and can never be duplicated.
In between the glass I have incorporated hand painting and fabrics to create a layered 3-D image.

All these and more available in my Etsy shop.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

"Rain" A Contemporary Room Divider

This is a three panel stained glass room divider. It is constructed entirely with clear bubble and architectural glass to simulate raindrops. I also incorporated antique clear mouth blown roundels from the early 1900's and clear glass nuggets. The glass panels are independent of the metal framing.

"Rain" is an award winning art piece, Best of Crafts award at the Mansfield Art Center, Ohio, 2008.

Size: 18.25" x 70.25" each panel, 3 total

Available now on Etsy

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


The warm glow of a flickering candle reflecting a peaceful, quiet time, it just makes you feel good.

CandleGLOWS is the first in a my designer collection of clear glass candle holders. I have incorporated 2" x 3" clear glass bevels and accented with a clear reeded glass on the sides of this simple and contemporary design.
Fill it with your own votive or tea light, turn out the lights and feel the warmth of its glow.

Available in my Etsy Shop.
Check back for more designs in this collection.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

And the winner is...

The winning title is:


Submitted by Heidi. Please visit Heidi's ETSY SHOP

Congratulations to Heidi.

I want to thank everyone who submitted their suggestions for a title.
Here are the other names: it was a hard choice.

"Industrial Revolution Entertainment Center"

"The Story Within"

"Through the Looking Glass"

"Pick Up Sticks"


Spectral Analysis
View Toward Infinity
The Colors of Joy
Hidden Dimensions
Free Fall

"Geometric splendor"
"Dreams of Geometric clarity"(Frank Lloyd wright inspired)
"Prairie desires"
"Froebel Gifts appreciated"
"Lieber Meister gratitude" (dear master)



Beyond Reality
Alone Together
Gentle Rain
Memories of Tomorrow
Autumn Nocturn

Shades of Mondrian

"Deco" Page

Dimensional Beauty
Encased Color

"Through The Looking Glass"
"The 4th Demension"
"Color Squared"


Mondrian (as in Piet)

piet meets frank
(as in mondrian meets lloyd wright)

simply stated
color simplified
spectrum in primary
prism fantasia

Multi - Dimensional Pay it Forward progressive"


"progressive descendant").


Glass within"

Thank You Friends and Fans.

Please check back when I announce my October Giveaway

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Contest, I need a name for my window.

I have a dilemma!
I just finished making this stained glass window that will be on exhibit at the Mac Worthington Gallery of Contemporary Art in Columbus, Ohio for the month of October.
This window needs a name by 10 PM Monday evening so that it can be posted on line for the virtual gallery tour.

I need something that will knock their socks off.

I am conducting a contest for the best title.

And the prize is...

The winning title that I will choose for this window will receive this beautiful glass winged butterfly. It is also available in my Etsy shop.
There is no limit on how many titles you enter, just simply comment on this post for your chance to win.
The winner will be announced and the butterfly will be shipped during the 1st week of October.
Good Luck, and give me the best you've got.
Please Re Tweet.

Friday, September 25, 2009

September Celebration

September Celebration coupon on Art Fire, 20% off every item in the shop, even the big window panels.

Good through Sunday September 27, no limit.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Pay It Forward Gift.

Thank you Danielle!!

This was my first gift from Handmade Pay It Forward. A gorgeous glass pendant made by hand by Beautiful Schlopp Art Glass and Jewelry.
There is still time to play the game on one of my previous posts. Just make a comment and commit to do the same according to the rules of the game and receive a handmade gift from me and from some other very talented artists.
Come on! You can only win.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Holiday Extravaganza on Artfire

Now through Sunday, September 6, receive 25% off on all Moravian Stars, even the bundles already reduced, by using this coupon.
Visit L-A-Glass's Studio
SAVE 25.00 % On Select Studio Categories
Use Coupon Code:
during checkout.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sangria Anyone?

Hitting the Sangria bar at the
Mac Worthington Gallery of Contemporary Art, Columbus, Ohio last Saturday night.
This was the artist's reception which is always celebrated at the gallery on the 3rd Saturday of every month.
It's a time to get together with other exhibiting artists and be able to talk to prospective clients.
My new stained glass exhibition piece for August hangs in it's usual spot on the window.

My dear friend, Dave, in front of a Mac Worthington painting that sold that evening.
Go Mac!

Some more fabulous and funky art on display at the gallery.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

I must give credit to Danielle of BeautifulSchlopp Glass Art and Jewelry
for presenting the original Handmade Pay It Forward.
I was told that I would be receiving a handmade gift from Danielle and was chosen from her blog comments.
I am very excited. She has absolutely gorgeous glass work and I highly recommend that you visit her blog and Etsy shop.
Thanks Danielle, I look forward to your gift.
You can still comment on my last post for Pay It Forward, be in the first 5, and receive a handmade gift from me, how cool is that!.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Play The Game - Pay It Forward

What goes around, comes around.
"Nautilus' is a stained glass window I designed and constructed many years ago. When I was ready to add a new post, I wanted an image that, to me, represented the Pay It Forward concept. It reminds me of the ripple effect we create in life and it's infinite possibilities.

I found this Pay It Forward Game on a fellow Etsian's blog. http://afrenchgirlinniagara.blogspot.com/

Okay - Here's how it works: Verbatim

I am entering into the following contract with the first 5 people who comment on this post and then commit to do the same on their blog. I'm the world's worst when it comes to commitments via the BLOG - but this one really appeals to me!

Just read below and if you feel up to the task copy the following into your blog and leave me a comment.

I am willing to send a surprise worldwide (I live in the U.S., BUT before any goodies are sent out - I must see a post on your blog - send me a link - that would be perfect).

1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make. Whatcha get is whatcha get.
2. What I create will be just for you, with love.
3. It’ll be done this year (2009).
4. I will not give you any clue what it’s going to be. It will be something made in the real world and not something cyber.
5. I reserve the right to do something strange or weird (though I don't really make strange or weird myself - but left the text in - just in case someone else may think so).
6. In return, all you need to do is post this text on your blog and make 5 things for the first 5 to respond to your blog post.
7. Send your mailing address – after I contact you.

Welcome to everyone. I will however, make an effort to do something that you like based on what I see on your blog, BUT there are no guarantees.

Have fun, and make a difference in somebody's life today.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Modern Marbles An Exhibition at Indigenous Gallery

Indigenous, A Handcrafted Gallery, is located in O'Byonville, Ohio, within minutes of Cincinnati.

I have had the pleasure of exhibiting and selling my work at Indigenous for more than two years.
The gallery space is enormous with glass wall on three sides, which I love because of
being able to showcase my stained glass.

I urge anyone near or traveling to Cincinnati to stop by and see this marble exhibition. It will be a feast for the senses.

Modern Marbles 2009!

An entire exhibit dedicated
of handmade
art glass marbles made by the hottest glass artists!
indigenous will be exhibiting HUNDREDS of handmade art glass marbles created by 20 of the HOTTEST marble makers! The MANIA begins AUGUST 7 and rolls on through September 9 with many magnificent moments planned throughout- don't miss a minute of MODERN MARBLES. The Hot! Marble Party, on Thursday, August 20 promises spicy treats, cool wine, and a HOT marble making demonstration by Cincinnati glass artist, Mike Mount!
Visit often to marvel at the marvelous marbles and take a guess at the jar of marbles- if you correctly guess how many are in the jar you WIN them ALL!
Artists deliver new work everyday- you'll never know what you might find, so visit soon and often!

Chris + Jackie Rice
Chris & Jackie Rice 3D frog marble
Jody Fine
Jodi Fine Mongo Marble
Fritz Lauenstein
Fritz Lauenstein Reverse twist
Larry Zengel & Brett Young
Larry Zengel & Brett Young Super Rainbow Twist
Karen Federici
Karen Federici Half & Half
Jody Fine
Jodi Fine Twisted Marble Pot
Geoffrey Beetem
Geoffrey Beetem New Earth dichroic marble
Fritz Lauenstein
Fritz Lauenstein Joseph Coat Untwisted Marble Bowl
David Salazar
David Salazar Moon & Stars Marble
Jodi Fine
Jodi Fine Marble Wine Bottle Stopper
Aline Peterson Aline Peterson Dichroic Patterned Marble medley
David Salazar David Salazar Undersea with Fish
Fritz Lauenstein
Fritz Lauenstein Joseph Coat Twisted Vases
Cathy Richardson
Cathy Richardson Coral Reef swimmers
want to find out more?

Mike Mount Super Fumed Bubble Vortex
MIKE MOUNT, Cincinnati's sensational glass artist, will be demonstrating the magic of marble-making during the
HOT! Marble Party - THURSDAY AUGUST 20.
Join your friends from 5 to 8 for an evening on the town!

Kris Parke Black & White Graphics
exhibit at MODERN MARBLES!
Kris Parke, of Cortland, Ohio joins the marvelous marble artists who show their work at indigenous! These black and white graphic marbles are the perfect addition to every marble collection or an amazing beginning.

Geoffrey Beetem Stardust Lutz collection Everytime you purchase a fabulous marble from the MODERN MARBLE exhibit you can take a guess of how many toy marbles are in the jar- if you guess correctly you WIN THEM ALL!

Geoffrey Beetem in progressHOT!
One of our faves, Geoffery Beetem , shows the finishing stages of another amazing marble!

Larry Zengel & Brett Young marble medley

exhibitng artists:
Geoffrey Beetem of Athens, OHIO
Karen + Richard Federici of Vineland, NJ
Jody Fine of Mason, MI
Kris Kailholz + Pat Hager of Cincinnati, OHIO
Sayuri Kingsbury of West Barnstable, MA
Fritz Lauenstein of Dennisport, MA
Steven Maslach of Bainbridge Island, WA
Shawn Messenger of Toledo, OHIO
Mike + Jamie Mount of Cincinnati, OHIO
Kris + Amy Parke of Cortland, OHIO
Aline Peterson of Chagrin Falls, OHIO
Chris + Jackie Rice of Boonville, NY
Cathy Richardson of Winona, MN
David Salazar of Santa Cruz, CA
Eddie Seese of Belmont, WV
Rod Sounik of Columbus, OHIO
Larry Zengel + Brett Young of Bowling Green, OHIO

Larry Zengel & Brett Young Plaidicino & Wild Stripes

Steven Maslach forming marble off end of cane work
Steven Maslach forms his signature marble from the end of one of his classic red rainbow canes.
MODERN MARBLES August 7 - September 9
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in the heart of O'Bryonville at
2010 Madison Rd Cincinnati, Ohio 45208
open 7 days a week! Mon-Sat 10-8, Sun 12-5