Tim Carey’s mission is to bring glass to the forefront as an image-making medium through continued exploration of techniques that he and Narcissus Quagliata developed at Judson Studios. Tim Carey Studio, established in Compton, California, on July 1, 2018, is moving to south Pasadena, where the artist will continue creating projects and commissions in his hybrid fusing and glass painting process.
Judson Studios’ Resurrection Window, the largest single composition fused glass window in the world, was dedicated on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017. Created for the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, the groundbreaking work measures a mammoth 37 feet tall by 94 feet wide. As Judson Studios’ designer at that time, Carey worked in concert with Quagliata to create the first-ever notable liturgical window created entirely from fused glass.
Carey States: “After designing the Resurrection window in 2014 and realizing it couldn’t be done solely with traditional methods, I sought out glass master Narcissus Quagliata and his Painting with Light fusing technique. Together we designed a custom fabrication process that changed my goals as an artist and inspired me to open my studio to investigate further.”
Trained in traditional drawing and painting at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Carey spent the first five years of his career as a figurative oil painter and muralist. He discovered stained glass and specifically glass painting by chance on a tour of The Judson Studios in Los Angeles in 2003. The artist took a part-time job at the Studios as a glass painter, which evolved into a full-time passion and 14 years at Judson Studios. Lead artist on some monumental projects during his time at Judson, Carey honed the skill of working with communities, both religious and secular, to realize their dreams in glass.
Since its inception, Tim Carey Studio has created groundbreaking residential commissions such at The Cowboy and has embarked upon an exciting partnership with Macie Art Glass in New Jersey, creating windows for a large Mausoleum in the Trenton area. Carey also continues work in collaboration with Judson Studios and will be teaching his techniques at Bullseye Glass Co. in Portland, Oregon, in October 2019.