New Feature - Dec 2016 If you are short of time to browse my site you might consider downloading my PDF document. It has "slide images" covering
the major areas I currently work in (it's about 7.5 Megs in size) and can be reviewed very quickly. Then if you see an area of interest you can return and focus quickly on that area.
It assumes you have the Adobe Reader available. The link is: Slide show images - GlassDesignsbyGeorgeMcginn site
My name is George McGinn of Durham, North Carolina. For more information about me use the image icon on the left to visit my Artist page.
I do a wide range of designs, some with a Frank Lloyd Wright influence in layout and limited color use. Others use lots of bevels for that ideal suncatcher. I have designs with a religious art
influence for those of the Christian and Jewish traditions. My custom pieces are ideal for home remodeling projects since they can be made in a range of sizes
to fit existing spaces. I also do small handmade hardwood furniture. For custom work I always offer a firm quote. See Design Process below in the secondary links list for more information.
One of my most popular designs is my "Victorian Crystal Palace" terrarium. I make larger terrariums, some with a volume of over 2 cubic feet, which are true
Wardian Cases for the serious indoor plant grower. I can also fabricate three dimensional glass segments to construct true domed upper stories, an option that I believe is unique
within terrarium designs worldwide. For more information about my numerous terrarium designs and options use the terrarium image icon to visit my Terrarium page.
A new item as of March 2016 is my DIY kit to construct a "Small Garden" terrarium design yourself, if you are into stained glass art.
Another popular area of my designs is the "Celtic Design" section. Most use Celtic Knot bevel clusters and colored glasses.
Use the images below to go directly to the most popular areas on my site. Alternatively, the lists below the images give access to all pages.
Use the links below to access the six major categories of
Hardwood items. From each of these pages small images of the many items will link you to specific designs.
Use these secondary links for additional information on ordering, shipping, bevels for sale and more.
Below are photographs of some designs.
Top row left is a transom 12" by 48" using two Pineapple Bevel Clusters,
three star bevels, a rectangular bevel border and Spectrum Clear WaterGlass® between the bevel elements, on my Custom Stained Glass page.
Top row center shows a 20" Lazy Susan made from Bubinga wood. This, along with other Handmade Hardwood items, are found on my Hardwood Designs page.
Top row right is a custom interior soffit panel, a transom like panel positioned horizontally in an opening facing down,
featured in the May 30, 2014 edition of "The Wall Street Journal" in the article "A Fine Home For Wine".
This was a special item designed to the specifications of the client. The image shown was supplied by the client after installation.
Bottom row left is a 13" by 19" American Flag hanging with a bevel border. The panel is set into an American Walnut frame.
Bottom row center is a 15" by 20" Window hanging using a MIKA-98 colored pineapple bevel cluster. The panel can be set into a hardwood frame.
Bottom row right is a side view of my Bevel House Terrarium design on my Terrarium page.
These six designs, along with many other designs, can be seen on the following pages