My name is Phil Barbers. I am what you might call an "Arts and Letters" man.
The reason I say this is because my background combines my college degree in English Literature from Brooklyn College and my 40 years as a stained glass artisan.
I began my glass career when I took a stained glass course at the Brooklyn Museum. I knew right then that this is what I wanted to do.
I opened a business in Brooklyn Heights, downtown Brooklyn, across the river from lower Manhattan, and I maintained it for over 30 years.
I enjoy experimenting with all types of glass and employing different techniques. I am now creating silkscreen fused panels using fine powdered glass on top of different stained glass colors.