Meet Doreen

Meet Doreen Day of Tiboron Glass Design

I’ve been asked why I chose to work in stained glass. The truth is, glass chose me. I’ve always been attracted to its qualities, fragile yet able to be formed into a magical display of texture, color, vibrancy, and play of light. A change of color here. Turn of texture there. All incorporated to tell a story.

I especially love creating portraits of horses and greyhounds. Growing up in the Hudson Valley of New York State in the 1970’s was perhaps the most awesome gift a person could have. I lived on a 125 acre farm nestled in the Catskills, only a few hours from New York City. A perfect blend of rural nature and cultural diversity. I spent countless hours riding and training Arabian and half Arabian horses. Horses have a deep beautiful soul that emerges through their movement, eyes and behavior. Spending so much time around them taught me the appreciation of detail—be it the flex of muscle during a workout, vast color gradations in sunlight, or the emotion conveyed through their eyes—all of which I hope is conveyed in my glass designs.

My love of animals later led me to the rescue and rehabilitation of greyhounds, which I’ve been involved in for over fifteen years. This includes fostering dogs in order to introduce them to companion life so they can be placed in forever homes. Many of my stained glass commissions have been portraits of horses and greyhounds.

I’m currently setting up my new studio, which overlooks the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina in the home my husband Bill and I share with two greyhounds, one Italian Greyhound, two horses, and…oh, five cats.

In addition to stained glass panels, I’ve begun work on unique lamp designs, urns and boxes, and mixed media pieces, which will be continually added to my galleries.

Glass work, in its many aspects, can be challenging, but I find that combining skill and artistry is a challenge I thoroughly enjoy.

Meet Gunner

 

You may notice that I have several portraits of greyhounds. I spent many years rescuing and rehabilitating ex-racers, finding them loving homes. Often I have been asked to create a memory in glass of one’s pup that has crossed the bridge. One of the most gratifying moments is learning that I have successfully captured the essence of a beloved pet.

This site is named in memory of Highwind Tiboron aka Gunner. He came from Oklahoma at the age of three. A big golden boy with a curly tail whose heart was gentle and whose soul was filled with wisdom. He stepped off a hauler in the middle of the night full of hope and adventure. We were together for seven years. In that time he taught me more than I can explain about life and love. I am forever grateful and honored that I was a part of his life.

Meet Gunner

You may notice that I have several portraits of greyhounds. I spent many years rescuing and rehabilitating ex-racers, finding them loving homes. Often I have been asked to create a memory in glass of one’s pup that has crossed the bridge. One of the most gratifying moments is learning that I have successfully captured the essence of a beloved pet.

This site is named in memory of Highwind Tiboron aka Gunner. He came from Oklahoma at the age of three. A big golden boy with a curly tail whose heart was gentle and whose soul was filled with wisdom. He stepped off a hauler in the middle of the night full of hope and adventure. We were together for seven years. In that time he taught me more than I can explain about life and love. I am forever grateful and honored that I was a part of his life.