Lady Aurora Stained Glass

Lady Aurora's Glass Shoppe
Shoppe #66 - Landmark: Holly Field, near Ship's Stage
Merchant: Nancy Sherlin
Address: 1509 Sam Houston Dr., Garland, TX 75042
Phone: (972) 276-0019

Nancy Sherlin of Lady Aurora's Glass Shoppe, prepared for an occupation far removed from glass cutters and soldering irons. She received a degree in Home Economics and taught junior high school for seven and one half years in Maryland. While taking time out to raise her young daughters, she took a course in making suncatchers; 'in 1976. Before long her enthusiasm dictated a more advanced course in large panel construction.

In 1978 she began to sell her panels at art shows around the area. She has participated in shows as far away as Virginia., Maryland and California, but the majority of her work is in Texas and Arkansas. She has participated in the Brazos River Festival and Salado Art Show for ten years.

Most of the larger panels are framed in oak, which adds to the stability and beauty of the piece. Nancy's husband, Grover, makes the frames and engineers any permanently installed custom glass orders. His role as engineer and woodworker, and his constant encouragement have been invaluable in making her endeavor a success.

Most of the panels are constructed by the Tiffany method which uses copper foil instead of lead. This method allows the use of smaller intricate pieces of glass. Many of the designs include bevel clusters and beveled edges which bring sparkle to any panel. Custom designs may be created for you to take advantage of unusual window shapes or harmonize with your color scheme.