Custom stained glass for your home

September 14, 2008 6:17:00 AM PDT
You've seen them in the great cathedrals of the world or in million-dollar mansions, but if you want your very own custom-designed stained glass art for your home, New Jersey's Rita Marasa can make your dream a reality. Rita is just one of the artists showcasing her work at the Philadelphia Fall Home Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center September 26th through the 28th.

Rita explains, "What I do for a living is I bend light with color and textures. That's all I do. And it ends up looking like stained glass. I do architectural pieces, windows and kitchen cabinets and doors... creating these one of a kind works of art for home, businesses or places of worship. And that's what I do for a living."

Rita's designs come after several conversations with clients. She can design anything from a coat of arms to birds in flight.

"I love doing floral designs. I'm known for my roses. Most people maybe put 15 pieces of glass in a rose. Mine are 26 to 36 pieces of glass. They look like a rose when they're done," says Marasa. "What I'm trying to do is elevate the medium into an art and creating artistic works to present to people in their homes that they can live with and enjoy."

You can meet Rita and see her work as well as that of several other artisans at the Philadelphia Fall Home Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center September 26th through the 28th. It's the largest fall home show event in the region with more than 700 exhibitors.

Philadelphia Fall Home Show

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