Nestled in a quiet Garvanza neighborhood, stands the Judson Stained Glass Studio. The Studio has produced more than 10,000 pieces, making it one of the largest stained glass studios in the United States. The building was founded in 1901 as the campus for the USC College of Fine Arts, with William Lees Judson as its Dean. At his retirement, the school relocated downtown and his sons moved their stained glass business into the space, where it has remained in the family for five generations.
Examples of their work are the US Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel in Colorado Springs; the interior dome (107 by 35 feet) at the Tropicana Resort & Casino in Las Vegas; and the “Angel” Donor Wall for the Cathedral for Our Lady of the Angels.
A visit to Judson Studios is like a window back in time. Computers may have enhanced day to day operations, but glass is still cut, painted, and assembled using the same techniques as Renaissance times.
For more information, check here: http://judsonstudios.com/
When & Where
LA Commons builds community by validating the importance of local narratives, enhancing the sense of belonging felt by a broad range of stakeholders and encouraging stronger ties between the people and places of Los Angeles. Sunday, October 20, 2013, LA Commons will host the third annual Found LA: Festival of Neighborhoods. This year’s theme, “The River of Your Imagination” invites Angelinos to explore the range of ways they interact with the LA River.