Judson Studios, “Face of Christ” (trial piece for “The Resurrection Window,” detail) (2015), fused and leaded glass, 63 x 48 inches (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic unless otherwise noted)
LOS ANGELES — Judson Studios, founded 124 years ago, is the oldest family-run art glass studio in the country. Itbegan working with stained glass, a medium whose technique has remained essentially unchanged since the Middle Ages, at a time when Los Angeles was establishing itself as a truly modern metropolis. It continued to design hand-crafted, labor-intensive glassworks throughout the 20th century, applying the centuries-old process to a range of styles and aesthetics, from Beaux-Arts to Arts & Crafts, and Mid-Century Modern. More recently,Judson Studios has pioneered the new technical practice of fusing glass, and collaborated with artists to create artworks that push the boundaries of the medium.