Lori is President and Secretary of Cranberry Stained Glass Studio & Supply. Her primary roles at Cranberry are threefold: business manager and leader, creative director of marketing, and supervisor of creativity for product development. Secondarily, she is a stained glass artist in the production of commissioned works.
Lori specializes as team leader for stained glass restoration projects. She particularly enjoys working directly with clients to assess their restoration needs. She conducts condition analyses, resulting in proposals and cost quotations. And, it doesn’t stop there! She is Cranberry’s Certified Scaffolding “Monkey” and logistical coordinator for the physical removal, restoration and re-installation of the restored work.
Lori has been a serious student of stained glass since 1993, having mastered many of the traditional methods for construction of stained glass. She understands how glass physically works from a stress perspective and; therefore, well versed in resolution and reinforcement techniques.
While working in her home studio in Illinois, she was commissioned by several independent studios and home owners to design, build and install major stained glass works. Lori had the opportunity to apprentice at some of Chicagoland’s premier stained glass studios on major restoration projects in the capacity of “grunt labourer”. Additionally, she has held several successful shows for the presentation and sale of her own creations.
Returning to Nova Scotia after 22 years away, Lori was inspired to “GO BIG”, striking a lively partnership with Penny Bedal (Retired, December 2017) and opening Cranberry Stained Glass, their own full service studio in Bayers Lake Industrial Park in Halifax in October 2005.
Lori is always interested in current and new industry products and techniques and has travelled all over North America seeking out workshops and studios of other glass artisans. Her passion for glass is evident every day as she widens her networking connections and warmly welcomes all visitors, clients and customers to Cranberry.
Lori is most enthusiastic about “Sharing Her Passion For Glass”!