Kelp Forest Studios

Bill  Hunt  -  Kelp Forest Studios is located in Depoe Bay, OR  -  Visitors by appointment only 

Call 541-961-9222

 

 

Stained Glass by Rebecca J Hunt

"Lilly"  -  Stained glass with painted and fired detail  -  30" x 60" -  1980

This is the project that Rebecca was working on when I met her in 1980.  She had been doing Stained Glass work for only 4 years when she produced this piece.  It was her own original design and this was always one of her favorites pieces.   This was not a commissioned piece but something she built entirely for herself.   This iconic window was sold in 1982 at one of the many Art shows we did together in the San Francisco Bay area. 

Rebecca's  Art here is in the design of the window, the painting and firing of the detail on "Lilly's"  face, hands and feet.  The Craft is in the selection and cutting of the glass, the copper foiled, and leaded glass and the assembly of all the pieces into this wonderful panel.  

Rebecca began her career as a stained glass artist in 1974 when she apprenticed under her then husband;  Master Craftsman Tom Carpenter.  They spent two years restoring antique church windows in West Virginia before moving to Ft Smith, Arkansas and co founding Merry Go Round Glass Co.  Rebecca conducted workshops of her own and taught the basics to over 300 students.

Later she studied advanced old world stained glass techniques including the lost art of painting and firing on stained glass.  During this time she was mentored and influenced by Masters Paul Marioni and Dan Fenton, and Italian glass designer Narcissus Quagliata

Since then she has developed and refined painting, fusing and slumping techniques on her own for various stained glass projects, She uses these methods in the many windows, lamps and collaborative sculpture work she had done with her husband Bill Hunt.  Rebecca was dedicated to her art and her craft and it shows in her work.

Most of Rebecca's work throughout her career were commissioned pieces, designed and built for specific architectural sites.  Rebecca's private collection includes several other magnificent Stained Glass panels and lamps. 

A Tiffany reproduction is a lamp made by another who reproduced the same design as Tiffany Studios. They sell for significantly less than an original Tiffany lamp, but are essentially made to the same quality standards in most cases. The price range for Tiffany reproductions is generally between $1,000 to $9.000 in the U.S.  depending on which of Tiffanys design and the quality of the reproduction.  Those of better quality, like this one, are generally made from Bullseye, Oceana, Uroboros, Kokomo, Stipple and other glasses that meet these criteria.


Above:  This is Rebecca's  faithful and accurate reproduction of Tiffany's large Wisteria lamp with 2.200 individual pieces of glass, each precicely cut. copper foiled and soldered together on a form to create this shape.  

Asking $9,500 plus packing and shipping

 

Below is a genuine Tiffany Big Wisteria

And this is a genuine Louis Comfort Tiffany  Large Wisteria lamp.   In 2013,  Sotheby's sales of Important 20th Century Design, Important Tiffany and Modern Visionaries:  The top lot of the sale was a magnificent “Wisteria” table lamp, whose price was driven to $1,565,000 by two determined bidders, setting an auction record for any Tiffany Studios “Wisteria” table lamp** (est. $600/800,000). Further highlights of the sale included a "Double Poinsettia" table lamp which achieved $220,000 (est. $120/180,000) and a "Daffodil and Narcissus" table lamp with a rare and elaborate twisted base which reached $191,000 (est. $100/150,000). 


 

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"Yellow Rose" by Rebecca  -  37" tall x 33" wide  -  2003

 

Two photos taken under different lighting conditions, different backgrounds outside.   

Detail image to show how this window is framed in Old Growth Redwood Birdseye Burl. 

 

 

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Hummingbirds and Fuchsias by Rebecca   -   20" high  x  25" wide  -   2009

Hand painted  and kiln fired  glue-chip panels surrounded by glass globs and framed in Bullseye Glass.  The Art of painting on glass is rarely used these days.  The paint contains very fine ground glass mixed in a special medium for the firing process.  The paint is applied in several  thin,   translucent layers to build up a deeper image.  Different colors are fired at different temperatures as well.   Each of the painted panels required up To 5 firings to achieve this effect.  

Asking $2,000 plus packing and shipping

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Geometric window featuring Oregon Agates collected by Rebecca and Bill. 

Chunks of beach glass and glass globs are also used in the surrounding border.  The Agates and chunky beach glass are copper foiled and then captured in copper wire cages to assemble this window.  The piece is 13" tall x 23" wide

$1,600 plus packing and shipping

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Set of two triangular Stained Glass windows for architectural application. Art Nouveau design, Matched pair, mirror images for installation in the upper corners of an existing picture window. Horizontal and vertical edges are 24". The long side measures 35" This set was build by Rebecca and installed in the triangular openings created by the braces in a Timber Frame home that we built in Colorado in 1999. Pristine condition. Traditional leaded assembly and Art Nouveau design  by a world class Stained Glass Artist. Offered as a set only.

This is called a "fish scale" design, the scales facing inward in this installation.  I've inverted the images so that you can visualize how it would look in the upper corners of a larger window. 

Or flipped around so that the scales point downward like this.

$900 for the pair.  Plus packing and shipping costs, estimate $225.    

Sorry about the shipping costs. Each panel must be carefully packed, surrounded by 4" of foam (Not Bubble wrap, Not peanuts) to assure its safe arrival. Neither of us wants to scrimp on packing and shipping and end up with any damage to this matched pair.

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Set of two triangular Stained Glass windows for architectural application. Art Nouveau design, Matched pair, mirror images for installation in the upper corners of an existing picture window. Horizontal and vertical edges are 24". The long side measures 35" This set was build by Rebecca and installed in the triangular openings created by the braces in a Timber Frame home that we built in Colorado in 1999. Pristine condition. Traditional leaded assembly and Art Nouveau design  by a world class Stained Glass Artist. Offered as a set only.

 

$900 for the pair.  Plus packing and shipping costs, estimate $225.    

Sorry about the shipping costs. Each panel must be carefully packed, surrounded by 4" of foam (Not Bubble wrap, Not peanuts) to assure its safe arrival. Neither of us wants to scrimp on packing and shipping and end up with any damage to this matched pair.

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Winter Chickadees and Ponderosa  by Rebecca  -  17" high  x  20" wide  -  2001

The center oval is a single piece of  clear antique glass.    Using a special glass paint with finely ground glass in the medium, Rebecca applied the paint in thin layers, colors requiring the highest firing temperatures applied first.  The Chickadee panel went Thru the firing process 6 times in this case to achieve this image.  Surrounded by traditional leaded glass border.  The glass is Bullseye Root Beer and Emerald.  This window is framed with a heavy Zinc channel and could be hung in an existing window as is,  or used in an architectural application.

$1,800 plus packing and shipping

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Oriental Bluebirds & Bamboo by Rebecca 

35" wide x 33" tall - 1986. Hand painted and kiln fired panels with birds and bamboo detail. A streak of sliced agates and glass globs run thru the side of the cliff.

$2,400  plus crating and shipping

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Appaloosa and Aspens by Rebecca  -  2005  -  Framed in Hickory this window is 25" high  x  51" wide.

Images of Aspen grove and Appaloosas are achieved by a fusing process using finely ground glass called "frit".   This is done by sprinkling and aranging the frit on the background glass, then firing the panel in a kiln.  There is also some painted detail in the horses.  Beautifully surrounded by textured Bullseye and Kokomo Glass with colors that gives the window a SouthWestern look.    Framed in Hickory, this is a large and impressive window that would all color and character to any space.

$3,200  plus crating and shipping

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"Leo" by Rebecca   -   1978  -  21" wide x 25" high

One of Rebecca's early windows, a wonderful piece that she had already built and displayed in her home when I met her.   It is in perfect condition.   The window in pristine, every piece perfect, not a crack anywhere. The wood frame is in good condition. This window could be suspended in an existing window in home or office 

$800 plus packing and shipping 

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POLAR BEAR   -  As she developed her painting and firing skills Rebecca created a number of smaller panels designed to hang in any existing window.  I hate to use the term "suncatcher"  because these pieces were certainly more than that.  This hand painted piece is 12" in diameter

$160 plus packing and shipping

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SEA OTTER   -  As she developed her painting and firing skills Rebecca created a number of smaller panels designed to hang in any existing window.  I hate to use the term "suncatcher"  because these pieces were certainly more than that.  This hand painted piece is 12" in diameter

$160 plus packing and shipping

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Large KOALA   -  As she developed her painting and firing skills Rebecca created a number of smaller panels designed to hang in any existing window.  I hate to use the term "suncatcher"  because these pieces were certainly more than that.  This hand painted piece is 12" in diameter

$160 plus packing and shipping

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Small KOALA  -  As she developed her painting and firing skills Rebecca created a number of smaller panels designed to hang in any existing window.  I hate to use the term "suncatcher"  because these pieces were certainly more than that.  This hand painted piece is 9" in diameter

$120 plus packing and shipping

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Two  -  ADELIE PENGUINS  -  As she developed her painting and firing skills Rebecca created a number of smaller panels designed to hang in any existing window.  I hate to use the term "suncatcher"  because these pieces were certainly more than that.  This hand painted piece is 9" in diameter

$120 plus packing and shipping

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Five  -  ADELIE PENGUINS  -  As she developed her painting and firing skills Rebecca created a number of smaller panels designed to hang in any existing window.  I hate to use the term "suncatcher"  because these pieces were certainly more than that.  This hand painted piece is 9" in diameter

$120 plus packing and shipping

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PANDA  -  As she developed her painting and firing skills Rebecca created a number of smaller panels designed to hang in any existing window.  I hate to use the term "suncatcher"  because these pieces were certainly more than that.  This hand painted piece is 9" in diameter

$120 plus packing and shipping

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