A watercolor of the ramshackle Judson Studios building, in the city of L.A.
Hello everyone– A couple weeks ago our buddy Paul organized a “field trip” for a bunch of us to Judson studios, where they have been turning out gorgeous stained glass since 1897. It is a family operation, now run by the 5th generation of Judsons.
First stop was the designer’s office, work all done on computers. Then on to the room of glass samples and tables where it is cut from a pattern.
We moved on to the workshop where they bend the lead and assemble the windows.
And stepped up into the painters studio, and watched an artists add details to a face to be placed in a church window.
Thanks Paul and Sue for getting us all together for a wonderful day!
26 thoughts on “Field Trip– Judson Studios”
Beautiful work. Makes you wonder where each of the windows will end up. And I love the watercolor at the beginning. Such gorgeous colors.
Hi Susie! I know– it would be fun to see the widows in place where they end up! We did go to Hollywood First Presbyterian after the tour and see the windows there that had been done by the same factory. Beautiful. Hope all’s well with you! xox
What a lovely trip!
Thanks Cecilia! Loved your banana pop recipe! Perfect for summer coming up! xo
Cool! Thanks for sharing!
Hey Carol– Finally home from our travels (for a few days!) and got to catch up with your blog a bit! From Sand and Ash sound like an intriguing book!! Love all your reviews! thanks thanks! xo
Welcome home albeit briefly! Hope you’re finding time to read on the road!
Oh yes! I spend a lot of thought on vacation reading– How to get the most reading material per pound of books so I can travel light! And to have a little variety– I have 3 books tucked in my backpack. We leave tomorrow at 5:30!
I love stained glass, and I enjoyed looking at all the beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing.😘
Thanks Lilly– it was a beautiful spot to tour… xo
What a great opportunity! I loved that watercolor and the stained glass looks spectacular. I’m glad someone is keeping that art form alive, it always tells a great story.
Hey Brad!! It was an interesting trip. Made me appreciate all the stained glass we’ve seen over the years. Missing you all! How’s the family?? We need a siblings meet up! xo
Those stained glass windows are gorgeous and I love the watercolor painting of the studio, too. How fascinating this visit must have been. Thanks for letting us come along, Rhonda!
Hi Marcia!! I’m sure you have a lot more beautiful churches with amazing stained glass on your end of the country!! We love to visit churches with beautiful windows… xox
I am sure you all really enjoyed the trip!
HI RobbyeFaye– thanks! Just had fun reading through some of your books reviews! thanks!
Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed them! I’ve slowed down considerably, I need to start reading more!
How beautiful! What a fun field trip. -Kat
It was a fun day– after the stained glass factory, we drove over to a church in Hollywood that has their windows– beautiful! How you doing?? We keep getting texts of more snow in Wisconsin!! Hope it’s slowing down in Illinois! xox
Wow what a beautiful field trip.
Hi Lacey– thanks. Just caught up with all your blog posts since we’ve been gone. Loved your OK Moms Post– you are such a smart practical Mom– know how to care well for your family. xo
I hope my kids feel that way as they get older and not like they are missing out on anything. Thanks for taking the time to catch up on my posts. You’ve been missed!
I miss reading you writing too. And crazy enough, we are going with our kids, Ani & Brian to Hong Kong, China & Japan tomorrow! So I’ll be out of touch for 2 eeeks again! But I’ll be catching up with you when we get home (I hope to stay!!) hugs hugs friend.
That’s going to be SO amazing. I cannot wait to read about it and see all the pictures. Safe travels!!