Solstice Stained Glass Founder Emily Carlson

EMILY'S VISION

Founding and building Solstice Stained Glass from the ground up, owner Emily Carlson was trained in the traditional methods of stained glass technologies. After her apprenticeship, she managed a restoration studio in Chicago’s north suburbs for 6 years before founding Solstice Stained Glass in 2008. Emily is passionate about creating and restoring authentic beauty in the built environment, and under her leadership, the entire Solstice team prides itself on the care and dedication to quality that we bring to each project.

OUR ART

At Solstice, we have spearheaded countless leaded and stained glass window projects, ranging from building simple rectangle and diamond lites to re-glazing and restoring Victorian era windows and designing, fabricating and installing original creations. Our work can be seen in religious and institutional buildings, as well as private residences, throughout Chicagoland and the North Shore. Two of our notable projects include removing, repairing and re-installing windows at the Yale University Art Gallery and Saieh Hall at the University of Chicago.
Ruth Ratcliff Memorial Window in St. Lukes Lutheran Church Park Ridge IL

OUR WORK

We serve the needs of congregations, homeowners and institutional interests, offering stained glass restoration and repair as well as original, contemporary designs. All of our work is produced with precision and meticulous attention to detail to ensure the finished stained glass enhances and beautifies its architectural envelope. We will assist you with design concept or removal planning through each stage of the project, including proper sizing of openings, glass selections, weatherproofing and method of installation. Our new location provides increased opportunity for execution of laminated and fused glass art installations.

OUR TEAM

We have assembled a staff of European and locally trained stained glass professionals, who have worked on countless leaded and stained glass windows. Our resources include expertise in traditional techniques for building and restoring simple rectangle and diamond lites; the design, fabrication and installation of original creations; as well as removal, repairs and installation.
Stained glass project B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim | Solstice Stained Glass

OUR PROCESS

Whether you are considering stained glass for your new or renovated structure or looking at restoration options for an older building, Solstice will work with you to achieve a superior result. We work closely with you and your architect or contractor to guide every phase of your project, from design concept or removal planning to proper sizing of openings, glass selections, weatherproofing and method of installation. And we accomplish all this within your schedule requirements.

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Founding and building Solstice Stained Glass from the ground up, owner Emily Carlson was trained in the traditional methods of stained glass technologies. She is passionate about creating and restoring authentic beauty in the built environment, and under her leadership, the entire Solstice team prides itself on the care and dedication to quality that we bring to each project.

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3636 S Iron Street,
Chicago, IL
60609