About Ochoa Stained Glass
Welcome to Ochoa Stained
Glass, a custom stained glass art studio and showroom where our
professional stained glass artisans are dedicated to creating
custom-designed commercial, residential and liturgical stained glass
art, kiln-formed glass art, and glass mosaic art. Our expert artisans
also restore stained glass treasures with skill and craftsmanship.
Ochoa Stained Glass was
established in 1975 in sun-bathed Tucson, the heart of Southern
Arizona, in the desert southwest of the United States. The beauty of
custom stained glass art comes to life in our desert paradise where we
enjoy over 350 days of sunshine each year. This phenomenon has
attracted some of our nation's best stained glass artists and
enthusiasts. The artisans of Ochoa Stained Glass have been creating
some of the most beautiful custom stained glass artworks in the region
for more than 30 years.
Owner/Artist Genia Parker
purchased Ochoa Stained Glass after moving to Tucson from St. Louis,
Missouri in early 2000. Genia is among the thousands who continue to
select Tucson for its natural beauty and never-ending sunshine! Genia
became interested in purchasing Ochoa Stained Glass while looking for a
business that would allow her to use her 25 years of marketing business
experience and express her aesthetic and creative talents. Ochoa
Stained Glass was the perfect mix! After purchasing the business in
March of 2000, Genia apprenticed with the previous owner for over 6
months. Genia, a stained glass artist and glass art designer, works
very closely with clients as well as Ochoa Stained Glass artists to
create stunning custom-designed commercial, residential and liturgical
glass art. Genia is a member of the Southern Arizona Chapter of the
American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) as an Industry Partner.
She has been the recipient of two prestigious ASID Design Excellence
Awards. In 2005, she received Second Place for Product Design, for one
of her glass art shutter designs. And in 2006, Ochoa Stained Glass
again received recognition for its outstanding
design work with a Merit Award for Product Design for a custom fused
glass tabletop design.
Genia has also
participated as an artisan in several of the Tucson Museum of Art
League's Designer ShowHouse events, a fundraiser that benefits the
Tucson Museum of Art. The Designer ShowHouse events offer area interior
designers, landscapers, craftsman, and artisans the opportunity to
demonstrate their skills to ticket holders in a Tucson area home.
Genia's "Rolling Abstracts" were featured in the Designer ShowHouse
2003. She created a beautiful Romanesque Bathroom panel entitled,
"Vineyard Vibrancy," for an Italian-inspired bedroom in the Designer
ShowHouse 2005. Geniaï¿½s work and the work of Ochoa
Stained Glass artists was again featured in Designer ShowHouse
2007-Quinta Ladero an 8,100 square foot home in Villa Toscana a new
development in the Catalina Foothills. She created a custom Art Deco
skylight that added real drama to the Home Theatre created by ASID
Interior Designer Sharmin Pool-Bak. And an extraordinary 9-panel
lighted fused glass wall art piece was featured in ASID Interior
Designer Diana Patterson's hall bath turned into the euphemistic
"Library", along with a beautiful glass art skylight that complemented
the wall art piece for this unusual "reading room."
"My favorite thing
about owning this business is that we create beautiful things for
beautiful places," Genia explained.
We're fortunate to have a group of artisan/craftsmen working with us
who have decades of experience and a diverse creativity-from renowned
glass artist Paul Hart, who owned and operated his own custom glass art
studio in the established artist colony of Tubac, Arizona for over a
dozen years, to those who trained and apprenticed right here at Ochoa
Stained Glass, honing their skills and nurturing their creative
expression with the expert guidance of the master craftsman who built
the business over the past 30 years.
Sherry Miranda, who moved to Tucson from Cottonwood, Arizona in 2005,
was attracted to the Ochoa Stained Glass Studio and Gallery operation
as a glass artist seeking to grow and develop her skills and artistry.
She received her initial glass art training at Yavapaii Community
College in 2003 with an experienced glass art instructor from the
artist colony of Jerome, Arizona.
Mark Foyt started taking classes at the Ochoa Stained Glass Studio in
2001. Mark is an accomplished architectural draftsman by day and
dedicated glass artisan/craftsman in his spare time. After successfully
completing all classes/workshops and clinics offered in our studio,
Mark began working on glass art restorations and became one of the
glass art craftsman who fabricate the custom designs created by Ochoa
Desiree May is a native Arizonan who first became interested in the
glass arts in 1987. She studied stained glass at the Ochoa Stained
Glass Studio and Gallery in 2000 and successfully completed several
classes before joining the staff as an artisan in 2002. She was
Director of Studio Operations for more than 4 years and served as an
instructor of all glass art classes, workshops and demonstrations
during that time. Desiree has created hundreds of custom glass artworks
and restored many a stained glass treasure during the time she has been
a part of the Ochoa Stained Glass staff.
Ochoa Stained Glass Artists have the
depth and experience to create the custom glass art you want for your
home, business or place of spiritual worship. Please contact us about
your next custom glass art project to find out more.
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Studio B in the Metal Arts Village
3230 North Dodge Blvd.
Tucson, Arizona 85716
Copyright 2003-2008 Ochoa Stained Glass, Tucson, AZ
Custom Stained Glass Art Creation and Restoration. Established 1975.