Tulsa Stained Glass Co. provides timeless artwork for beginners and pros.
Richard Bohm, owner of Tulsa Stained Glass Co.
Richard Bohm’s work can be seen all around Tulsa: in prominent churches, homes, offices and at the Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis. He started crafting stained glass by hand as a hobby, and since 1975 he has shared the Medieval European technique, which involves hand painting, lead work and firing, with local hobbyists and students.
Stained glass isn’t something you can learn overnight, but you can start the journey at Bohm’s Tulsa Stained Glass Co.
In his 20s, Bohm worked in the field of mechanical engineering and started creating stained glass projects in his living room. Soon his artistic pursuit took over and led him to open Tulsa Stained Glass Co., which has called T-Town home for 37 years.
“I learned from the start that if you’re going to be in this business, do it right,” he says. “If you’re going to teach, do it right. And it has paid off.”
Tulsa Stained Glass has been in its new location for several months with an expanded area so Bohm can pursue his passions: education and
entertainment. “It’s so important to continue to take and to teach classes,” he says. “My mission is to … inspire and educate people.”
Tulsa Stained Glass Co. offers a variety of classes for all levels: eight-week courses throughout the year for beginner students (the next session runs Jan. 19-March 9 and costs $175); single, three-hour adult classes for an entertaining evening; and larger classes for corporate team-building events.
The newly expanded area also offers painting parties and events, as well as classes in glazed ceramics. For a complete list of classes, visit its EventBrite site.
Bohm is proud of his art contests and programs, such as “DoodleBohmba,” in which he transforms a person’s regular doodle drawing into a stained-glass piece. “I love it when someone says, ‘I can’t,’ and I give them the information and concept of construction,” he says. “It shows them art principles and design and how to organize even a little scribble. It blows them away.”
Made in-house by artists in a free-form aesthetic. $20 and up.
Ceramics for painting and glazing
Animals, cups and numerous other projects perfect for a group activity. Start at $8.
Art Smart challenge
Starts in January 2017 for the next year. Contest for individuals to create art based on what’s most important to them. Then a jury judges entries, and one winner gets their art converted into stained glass. $5.
The Magic Ring
Discover things about yourself and fellow game players in this communicative board game. $24.95, travel edition.
Tulsa Stained Glass Co.
4131 S. Sheridan Road | 918-664-8604