|DARWIN'S STUDIO||  9080 BEEMAN RD.||   CHELSEA, MICHIGAN 48118||  ||734.475.9730|
You've found the online home of "one of the premier stained glass
artisans in the Midwest". (Ann Arbor News) |
"On the west side of Chelsea, in the Waterloo Recreation Area, Darwin's Stained Glass and Antique Slot Machines...is an enormous pole barn packed with breathtakingly beautiful stained glass entry doors, lampshades, privacy screens, and ceiling domes, as well as stained, etched, and fused glass pieces with celestial and southwest designs made by Bill Darwin's wife, Marsi. Bill also buys, sells, and lovingly restores vintage slot machines, sleek Bakelite and chrome specimens as gorgeous as they are addictively collectible." (Ann Arbor Observer)
The pieces you see here are unique works by the Darwins. Most are original designs, made in Michigan with great care, using skills learned from family members and materials made in the U.S.A. If you value quality workmanship and realize the importance of supporting artists and artisans in our culture, we hope you will consider investing in our work.
Please ask if you have any questions about the process. Custom work is our main business, so if you have ideas for pieces in your home, church, or business, please donít hesitate to inquire. Thank you for your interest.
From sketch to finish, made with heart and soul.
Our appreciation to Wolverine Moore Glass in Dexter, Michigan for frame fabrication and installation.
Each medallion was hand painted by Bill and fired multiple times in the kiln.
Montana wildflowers were also incorporated into the design.
Using the extensive stonework in front of the house as a motif in the glass design resulted in this stunning door and sidelights.
The design at the bottom was based on a wall sconce the client loves.
Darwin added a personal touch with an American flag in the center panel.
Look at these "Before and After" photos from a recent client:
For Church Windows please CLICK HERE.
2003 Welsh Cardigan Corgi
CUSTOM stained glass of your best friend available now!
have dinner at the Common Grill, and take a scenic drive out to Darwin's!
(Windows by Darwin's)
INDOOR MINIATURE CROQUET!
|       We've been busy at Darwin's Studio. We've had some beautiful church commissions. Bill's knowledge of antique slot machines was touted in an article in Antiques Roadshow Magazine, and he was on television's DESTINATION MICHIGAN with Bob Garner. Later the TV crew came back to film a segment on the Waterloo Croquet Club, airing on PBS stations. Bill also appeared with his slot machines on a "Hardcore Pawn" TV episode, and on "Around Town with Linda", produced by Chris and Linda Meloche of Chelsea. We were featured in Michigan Home and Lifestyle magazine for our morel mushroom passion! Visit us soon for your own experience.|