FERAL STUDIO IS A CONTEMPORARY GLASS DESIGN STUDIO THAT I OWN AND OPERATE IN BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA.
As a creator of custom contemporary stained glass windows, I am an artist, a designer, and a craftsperson. I attune to details – clients’ needs, architectural space, atmosphere, and light – in order to help shape the design of spaces where people live and gather. The pieces I create for homes and businesses are a celebration of individuality, vitality, and craftsmanship.
In my personal artwork, I embrace and extend contradictions- tough and fragile, spontaneous and contrived, naive and worldly. Stained glass is an art form laden with traditional associations to churches, kitsch, and hobby art, and is therefore ripe for free play – distortion and sarcasm as well as levity and whimsy. These themes reveal the humor and complexity of experience, creating an honest representation of life and a reflection on how our experiences alter and shape us. Contradictions blend and disappear.
Susanna Conaway, Owner