Tour: Judson Studios – The Art and Craft in Stained Glass
Get an inside look at the oldest family-run, fine art glass company in the world, Judson Studios. Established in 1897, Judson began as a local stained glsas shop by William Lees Judson, USC's first fine arts professor. Judson Studios is considered a significant force in the Southern California Arts & Crafts Movement and has produced installations for commercial, residential, and religious institutions, including the atrium of the Los Angeles Central Library, The Hollyhock House, and the Wilshire Boulevard Temple.
The Judson Studios Highland Park workshop was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. This special tour is made available to California Preservation Foundation members at no cost. Please consider joining to support our programs and have access to this and other free members-only tours in the future. The cost for non-members is $10.
Tour LeaderMichael Connelly, Judson Studios. Michael graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Chemistry in 2013. After talking with his uncle, current owner David Judson, at a family summer vacation he decided to join the family business and move down to Los Angeles. After starting at the studio and not having a set job, he set out to learn everything he could. Between learning the craft, the business and the history of his own family, he found himself working mostly on the business side.
Currently Michael is the 6th generation of Judsons to work at the Judson Studios and has been at the company for 2 years. He mostly handles all of the sales and marketing for the company, but also gives all of the tours while updating the social media. While his Chemistry background gives him insight and understanding to the craft, his organization and attention to detail allows him to better assist the business side of the company as an Executive Assistant.