About the Artist

Holly Stedman, stained glass artist in Sedona

Holly Stedman

I have been designing and creating stained glass since 1983. During that time, I have had the opportunity to share my talents through classes in my studio, mentoring at the local high school, the semiannual Open Studios Tour, gallery representations, numerous stained glass magazine articles, and my book, "Splendor In The Glass; Creating Stained Glass Beyond The Ordinary.”

I create fine art Stained Glass panels and sculptural works which are displayed and sold in my studio and galleries throughout Sedona.

Most of my days are spent creating custom stained glass doors, partitions, and windows, such as those at Sedona’s Mariposa Restaurant, in my spacious, modern studio.

Teaching beginning and intermediate Stained Glass, both Tiffany copper foil style, and traditional lead method, have been especially gratifying for me. The small class size I maintain allows for quality one-on-one attention.

In addition to expressing my love of the dynamic qualities of glass through my unique style, I also enjoy my “adventurer” side. Inspiration from trekking and canoeing in the high arctic, sailing and snorkeling the Caribbean and Tahiti, caving, backpacking the Grand Canyon, and kayaking with Orcas throughout northern Vancouver Island, has a definite influence in my varied artistic endeavors.

My husband and I have made Sedona our home since 1993.

Awards and Publications

Awards

  • 2006:CKE Publications
    • 4th Place - Transition 1
    • Honorable Mention - Susan’s Flower
    • Honorable Mention - Molten Bronze
    • Honorable Mention - Opaque Floral
  • 2007:Glass Craft & Bead Expo - A Gallery of Excellence
    Annual Art Competition - Las Vegas

    - Stained Glass Division, Emerging Artist

    • 2nd Place - Priceless
    • 3rd Place - Into The Light
  • 2008:Glass Craft & Bead Expo - A Gallery of Excellence
    Annual Art Competition - Las Vegas

    - Stained Glass Division, Emerging Artist

    • People’s Choice - Ocean Dream
    • 1st Place - Ocean Dream
    • 3rd Place - Nuggets Unlimited
  • 2009:Glass Craft & Bead Expo - A Gallery of Excellence
    Annual Art Competition - Las Vegas

    - Stained Glass Division, Emerging Artist

    • People’s Choice - Cerulean Sea Foam
    • 2nd Place - Cerulean Sea Foam
  • 2009:Future Forms Molds - Fused Glass Design Competition
    • Grand Prize - A Tisket A Tasket
  • 2010:Glass Craft & Bead Expo - A Gallery of Excellence
    Annual Art Competition - Las Vegas

    - Stained Glass Division, Professional

    • People’s Choice - The Deep
    • 2nd Place - The Deep
  • 2011:31st Annual Juried Members Exhibition, Sedona Arts Center

    - Glass/Wood/Fiber Division - Professional

    • First Place - Untitled (beveled butterflies, ivy, diamonds; 3-D, stained glass)
  • 2011:Glass Craft & Bead Expo - A Gallery of Excellence
    Annual Art Competition - Las Vegas

    - Stained Glass Division, Professional

    • People’s Choice - Untitled (beveled butterflies, ivy, and diamonds; 3-D, stained glass)
    • Third Place - Untitled (beveled butterflies, ivy, and diamonds; 3-D, stained glass)

    - Fused/Cast/Kiln Worked Division, Professional

    • People’s Choice - The Sentinel
    • First Place - The Sentinel
  • 2012:Glass Craft & Bead Expo - A Gallery of Excellence
    Annual Art Competition - Las Vegas

    - Fused/Cast/Kiln Worked Division, Professional

    • Third Place - Resilient Dignity
  • 2016:Annual Members Juried Exhibition, Sedona Arts Center

    - Glass/Jewelry Division – Professional

    • Third Place – Joy – Stained Glass

Association Memberships

  • Sedona Visual Arts Coalition (SVAC)
  • Sedona Arts Center (SAC)

Publications

  • “SPLENDOR IN THE GLASS; Creating Stained Glass Beyond The Ordinary”, 120 page, full color, 2008
  • “Splendor In The Glass – Finding Beauty in Simple Designs”, Spring 2008, Glass Patterns Quarterly Magazine
  • “Nuggets Unlimited”, Fall 2008, Glass Patterns Quarterly Magazine
  • “Cerulean Sea Foam”, Feb/March, 2009, Glass Craftsman Magazine
  • “Ocean Dream”, April/May, 2009, Glass Craftsman Magazine
  • “The Care and Feeding of Your Glass Club”, Summer 2009, Glass Patterns Quarterly Magazine
  • “Tohono O’Odham Blossom”, Winter 2009, Glass Patterns Quarterly Magazine
  • “A Fish Called Iris”, The Score Quarterly, Spectrum Glass Co., Spring 2010
  • “Synchronized Flight”, Spring 2010, Glass Patterns Quarterly Magazine
  • “Monstera Deliciosa; Discovering Art in Nature’s Designs”, Summer 2013, Glass Patterns Quarterly
  • “Ammonites; Advanced Tips for Designing with Bevel Clusters”, Winter 2014, Glass Patterns Quarterly
  • “Grand Canyon River Rafting; What to Expect & How to Prepare For Your Guided River Trip”, 220 page, 2014

Featured Inclusions

  • “Artists of Sedona, by Gene K. Garrison, 2014
  • “Sedona’s Best Artists” by Louise Sheldon MacDonald, 2014