Custom design, restoration, repair and installation

of architectural stained and leaded glass

Solstice Art Source, Inc.

Solstice is proud to have been Chicago-Local Collaborator for both

The Stained Glass Association of America

and The American Glass Guild

for their Summer Conferences in July 2016

In addition to the Conferences, Solstice sponsored Bus tours, featuring the works of

Edgar Miller on Tour 1, and Tiffany & the Gilded Age on Tour 2

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Accredited Professional Studio 

Stained Glass Association of America


Working closely with you and your architect or contractor, Solstice will assist with every phase of your project, from design concept or removal planning through proper sizing of openings, right into glass selections, weatherproofing and method of installation, allowing you peace of mind. 

Applying traditional techniques of the  stained glass craft, meticulous attention is given to each window panel based on your specific needs.  Whether you are considering stained glass for your new or renovated structure or looking at options for restoring the treasures in an older building, Solstice will work with you to achieve a superior solution in stained glass. 

Solstice serves the needs of congregations, home owners, and commercial interests, offering restoration and repair as well as original, contemporary designs - all crafted with beauty and durability and completed within your schedule requirements.

Plan ahead for restoring and weatherproofing your leaded art glass.

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Member of the

American Glass Guild


“Stained Glass Primer”

Contact us if your organization would like to host a slideshow discussing the basics of what to look for in your stained glass windows that might be telling you they’re ready for repair


In the news...

Solstice Art Source, Inc founder, Emily Carlson, was interviewed for an article in the Chicago Tribune, published Sunday 4 Jan 2015!

Click here to read the article


In December 2014, Emily Carlson gave a PechaKucha presentation on the “Tree of Life” sculptural stained glass installation at Congregation BJBE, in Deerfield, Illinois.  In her presentation, Emily discusses the challenges involved with creating an

11’ x 11’ window for a 9’ x 9’ opening. 

Click here to see the video.


Solstice Art Source, Inc. is extremely proud to be part of an award-winning team that performed the stained glass restoration for the Adaptive

Re-use project at University of Chicago’s

Saieh Hall for Economics

See our work in this video presented by Ann Beha Architects (sign in to LinkedIn to view):

Saieh Hall for Economics

Thank you to everyone at Turner Construction, and so many people who afforded us the opportunity for this success! 


Ruth Ratcliff Memorial Window, St Luke’s Lutheran Church, Park Ridge, IL

In conjunction with the

Second Annual Chicago Stained Glass Invitational Exhibition and Bus Tour on

21 March 2015, Solstice hosted an intensive,

week-long Painting Workshop, taught

by Indre McCraw.

Click here to learn how things went.

If you are considering replacing your old windows, PLEASE re-consider!

Did you know even the draftiest of original old growth wood and steel windows can be restored? Consider that the original windows were made at the time your home was built; they were made to fit your house.  Wood and steel are very resilient materials, and can be retained, helping maintain the look and feel that was intended for your vintage property.  Call Solstice for more information on how to preserve and maintain your original windows.

Restored bent window for a Private Residence, Evanston, IL 64” x 58”