Glass Castles has been in business in Nacogdoches for 37 years. There are three main parts to the business: stained glass studio, stained glass education and gift shop. We build stained glass windows for homes, churches and businesses across Texas and beyond. We teach stained glass classes to kids, beginners, and advanced students. The gift shop contains hand-crafted gifts that will surely stand out at birthdays, Christmas, weddings, and other special occasions.
Pictured right are Glass Castles front doors display windows built by us.
Stained Glass Studio
The stained glass studio is where our hands get dirty. Kitchen cabinets? Light fixtures? Church windows? Your business logo in stained glass? First, we gather info from you on design, colors, shape, and installation date. Then a pattern will be drawn for your approval. Your satisfaction with the pattern is vital in completing the window.
Side note: The design process has evolved over the years. Many years ago, window designing was done with a projector, butcher paper, a pencil and a really big pink eraser. Now, the design process is done through computer aided applications.
Finally, glass is cut, leaded, and framed. When the window is completed we can install it for you or give you installation tips. Customers are always welcome to take a look at the progress of their custom window.
Follow this link to see other custom windows we have made.
If you are curious or thinking about placing stained glass windows in your home, business, or church, please call. There is no fee for asking questions and we would love to help you figure out what you want in stained glass.
Stained Glass Education
Classes are held on a regular basis, to all ages. In class, Kids Camp and beginner students, make a sun catcher and take it home when complete! Advanced students have gone on to build custom pieces for their homes and gifts for others.
Our current class schedule can be viewed on our website. Stay tuned for the 2018 Kids Stained Glass Camp dates in June, July, and August for ages 9-17.
Special arrangements for a studio tour can be made as well. Please contact us to plan a Tour and Demo/Project. A tour and stained glass demonstration lasts 1 hour and cost is free. A seasonal suncatcher will be made by the instructor for the demonstration. A tour/stained glass project lasts 2 hours and cost is $25 per participant. A seasonal suncatcher will be made by the participant to take home. Accommodations can be made for special one day projects or an extended project for visiting groups.
The Gift Shop of Glass Castles represents about half of what you see when you first walk into the store. The majority of the gift shop is stocked by local artists who have hand-crafted all of their art. Some of the local art items include: