The Choptank River Lighthouse is a historic site on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, where I am from originally. Situated on the waterfront in Cambridge, Md., the lighthouse is a symbol of the town as well as Dorchester County. In the early 1900s, lighthouses like this one guided ships which sailed along the Choptank River.
A family friend who lives in the town of Cambridge commissioned this stained glass project in 2016. After many visits to my mom’s house on the Eastern Shore, where I could access my stained glass workbench and materials, I was able to complete this one-of-a-kind project.
Designing an original stained glass pattern is equal parts challenging and rewarding. I made several sketches by hand before scanning and finalizing my pattern in Adobe Illustrator.