Hope Stained Glass is the work of Jill & Dan
Burstein, who live and work in Bucks County,
just outside of New Hope, PA. They are members of the PA Guild of Craftsmen.
They are also members of The Bucks County Guild Members Co-op the Red Tulip
Gallery on 19C West Bridge St. New Hope PA, 18938 (267-454-0496). You can view the store website at
Jill, who designs all of the stained glass artwork, holds a BFA from Washington University School of Fine Arts. Dan has studied and worked at Bucks Community College for over 10 years - meticulously transforms Jill's designs into superior quality Tiffany Style stained glass artistry. Dan also works in the leaded cane style of stained glass design.
The couple's love of the medium - its variety in texture, light, and color - and the
influence of Frank Lloyd Wright and his light screens, have resulted in a unique and
diverse body of work.
Jill & Dan use colored transparent glass and seeded clear glass together to create pieces that help to bring the outside in, while maintaining the design and integrity of the architecture/work that surrounds the artwork. For example, one of their techniques is to incorporate a window mullion-like design into a work that will be hanging in a mullioned window. This gives the illusion that the stained glass is actually part of the window. Some people do not realize that most of today's stained glass panels are installed in conjunction with the customer's existing windows.
In 2013, Dan added a large amount of his blown glass to the store. Recently Dan completed a two week class at Corning Glassworks with the Muranese Maestro, Davide Salvadore and we will be adding more of Dan's murrine work to our store.
Tiffany style refers to the way the glass is put together. Tiffany stained glass is the newer
style and offers a clean, thin line between the colored glass pieces. Leaded Cane style is more
associated with much of the older church stained glass windows.