Why Sea of Glass
The name "Sea of Glass" was chosen by Margaret very carefully when it came time to naming her studio; to evoke the spiritual dimension and inspiration that infuses her work. This phrase comes from the "Book of Revelations" in the New Testament of the Bible. In Revelations, Chapter Four, Verse Six, there is this passage; "And before the throne there was a sea of glass, like unto crystal." Although much of Margaret's work is in repairing and replicating old stained glass windows in churches, she feels equally inspired to bring the same attention and dedication to her work on stained glass windows in other public buildings and private residences.
Margaret's Professional Background
Margaret Pederson received her professional training in commercial art from the College of the Sequoias in Visalia, California. While studying there, she was asked to design a stained glass window for the entry door to the Art Department. She started her first stained glass restoration and design studio in 1986. Since then, she has completed scores commissions, in dozens of cities and counties throughout Northern California. Margaret adopted the name "Sea of Glass" for her business in 1986.
Margaret has been an active member of the nation's largest and oldest stained glass professional organization, the Stained Glass Association of America, since 1999. She recently became a member of the American Institute of Architects.