Guatemala Crew

Meet the wonderful team based in beautiful Guatemala working on Stained Glass Window Design, Repair, Restoration, and Conservation at Lyn Hovey Studio. Be sure to also check out our team based in Boston.
Antigua Guatemala is the city where European conquistadors established their base of operations in the New World more than 400 years ago. Two mighty cultures clashed there and then assimilated and the result now is a small world-class city filled with art and music and architecture and traditions of the Maya and of the colonial Spanish. What a great place to establish a stained glass studio! The Guatemalan culture is so respectful of art and tradition and of learning and the people are famous for their handwork and hand skills. Our staff in Guatemala is 100% Guatemalan and occasionally added to our crew are Maya woman weavers who adapt their great weaving skills to copper foil assembly on our windows. The emphasis in the Guatemala studio is original designed commissioned stained and leaded glass windows and lighting and lampshades. The Guatemala studio is a full-service studio with all the capabilities in creating new commissioned stained and leaded glass windows with the exception of acid etching (which continues to only be done in the Boston Studio). A specialty of the Guatemala studio is the copper foil assembly technique, however, we are equally capable of working in lead construction. The Guatemala studio also has a complete glass painting and firing facility and we are particularly proud of our more than 4’ by 10’ sky platform that is used for color selection. The sky platform permits the artist and the client to review colors and the design in relation to each other against the unobstructed sky. — Design, fabrication, restoration, conservation, stained glass painting and kiln firing, silver stain, English enamel painting, reverse cover plate painting, acid etching, Hxtal Epoxy edge gluing and mending, bent glass mold making, copper foil assembly, lead came assembly, decorative leadwork including custom made a rosette and lead applique work, specialty glasses including drapery glass, imported European mouth blown “ antique” glass, domestic “cathedral” glass, Imported and domestic opalescent glass, architectural glasses including tempered, laminated and insulated glasses, sheet polycarbonate, colored glass mirror, dichroic glass, imported and domestic glass jewels and rondels. In 2017 our artistic director and president, Lyn Hovey, completes his 55th year in stained glass. He is a master designer and fine artist in painting, drawing, sculpture and stained glass. He is a master glass painter and master glazier as well.