Welcome to Rick Hickmann Art Glass!

I hope to share with you my love of stained glass. I view my glass work as an art form so every design is my own creation and I do not repeat designs in my windows. I enjoy the challenge of creating a work that becomes a part of the personality of the clients and also fits in with the interior decorating. Feel free to make comments, ask questions, or critique any of my postings. If you click on the slideshow to the right you can view the pictures in a larger format.
Contact me at;
rlhickmann@bendbroadband.com or rhickmann@hotmail.com ;please put stained glass in the subject.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

I met the Pugh's, like most of my clients, at the Sisters Harvest Faire.  The lived in the Salem area but had previously lived in Central Oregon and really missed seeing the mountains. They specifically wanted a mountain view and all in clear glass. I love the mountains and I enjoy using all the variations of clear glass that are available. This was a project perfect for me. I don't think these photos do justice to the window and types of clear glass. 

The Fishers had this large opening on the stairway landing that looks down on the art gallery area. They didn't know what they wanted for a design. They live in an area of Black Butte Ranch that is forested and Aspens around but no mountain view. So I suggested a mountain view from the meadow at Black Butte. Then we added some local varieties of wildflowers in the corner. We worked closely on every aspect of the design and color and types of glass together. I enjoyed this project very much and am really happy with the outcome. The types of glass, Uroboros, cause the window to change drastically given lighting conditions. The window is about 3'x3'.

 They used to have a small curtain on the bottom half of the window. This is right next to the main entry so they wanted some privacy.  We didn't want to totally block the view out front because its all trees and beautiful bushes so decided on a partial window. They are really happy with this and so am I.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

I did this window for the Holms in 2014. She wanted something flowing and natural he wanted structured. Always something to work through on every commissioned work. I enjoy those challenges. The photos are not very good ones really. It worked really well in the home and the colors are very nice. On my first visit to their home outside of Sisters Oregon I noticed bird feeders and talked with them about that. So decided to include the hummingbird. They told me months after the installation they were surprised how much they enjoy the window in different light. 

Kuka's Corners

Kuka's Corners.
The first custom window corners for anyone. Many people don't seem to understand what my thought is with these. My concept is to provide some stained glass without the need to do a whole window. It still leaves a view, provides some color and it is much less expensive than a whole window. Thanks to the Kuka's for giving me this opportunity! 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

I made this in 1982. Linda's mom had it and gave it back to me since she has no place to hang it. It is currently on its way to Sandra, Linda's sister. It is not uncommon for me to be my biggest critic. I rarely look at any of my work and feel thrilled about it. I had this hanging in our house for a few days and I really liked it. I had made a number of this type window hanging back then. All done in brass circles and left with large areas of open space. This is what eventually developed into the window corner idea that I now have for sale. The idea is to make some items that I call affordable art. Most people can't afford a large piece of stained glass art but may enjoy having a smaller piece. I enjoy trying new ideas and ways of using stained glass so who knows what is next.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

This is an Aspen window I built last year to have for sale and displayed at the Sisters Harvest Faire. It is one of my pieces that I use a foil overlay to create depth.

 Finally updating this after much time. I have done other work but just small window corners mostly. This is installed at home that is a few miles outside of Sisters Oregon.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The windows have been delivered. I don't think I will ever get over how tense I can be on delivery hoping my work is received well.  Then comes such a feeling of reward from the excitement clients have on seeing the finished product. It is a wonderful experience. It sure didn't hurt that their final question was "so did you make enough money?" 

Saturday, May 5, 2012

               The window for the door all done. Now treat the solder with chemicals to darken it then clean, clean, clean, wax, wax, polish. I'm thinking delivery may happen on Tuesday or Wednesday.