Original Custom Designs In Stained Glass
Ilene Richardson, Glass Artist
NakedDog Glass Studio
Onancock, Virginia, US 


Custom Made Stained Glass Art

In a World Where Color Enhances Your Life, 

Surround Yourself With Beautiful Stained Glass.

All Unique Pieces. 

All Original Designs.

All One-Of-A-Kind Works Of Art.

All Handmade By Ilene Richardson, Glass Artist.

Nighttime water view with Great White Heron and Daytime water view with Great Blue Heron and Monarch butterfly. Installation located in a private home on the water in Onancock, Virginia, 2019.

The Scoop About The Artist.

Traditional fine art studies at The Maryland Institute College of Art focusing on drawing, painting, and printmaking are the foundation of Ilene Richardson’s creativity. While her concentrations in fine arts shifted decades ago, Ilene became a glass artist incorporating the myriad of colors and textures in handmade glass as a stained glass artist and later, as a glass bead maker.

Every section of stained glass is chosen for its elegant quality of color, shadow, and light illuminating from within. Ilene approaches stained glass and glass bead making through the eyes of a painter, appreciating tonal qualities in glass seeking precise combinations of hues within endless colors of glass.

As a glass bead maker, Ilene creates glass beads in the flame, handling molten glass while teasing it into balance around a steel mandrel, and letting temperature, surface tension and gravity influence the end result. These elements known as lampworking gather in unison, fulfilling Ilene’s artistic need to create depth, movement, and emotion through glass.

After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in fine arts from The Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, Ilene easily departed big city life discovering her artist’s energy thrived living along the beach. Years later, Ilene’s art training continued at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia earning a Masters Degree in Art Therapy, exploring creative processes in depth, helping people understand life through their own art making.

Ilene Richardson lives on the water in Onancock, Virginia surrounded by sailboats and coastal inspirations. She draws her creative energy from beach and waterfront living and while spending decades by the water’s edge, in time came Ilene’s unconscious realization of the impossibility to live anywhere other than along the coast with ocean, bay waters and everything they encompass in nature.


Delivery Of First Panel