mosaic and leaded glass design and fabrication
Theodore Ellison Designs is a nationally-renowned boutique firm specializing in crafting exquisite, custom mosaic and leaded glass. With an acute sensitivity to surrounding materials, textures and lighting conditions, we collaborate closely with clients to ensure that each piece harmoniously enhances the mood, era and aesthetic of its setting. We can create original designs for you to choose from, or will expertly help bring your own ideas to fruition.
Opalescent glass mural for a private residence in Oakland, California. Created in three sections to simplify onsite installation.
Black-Eyed Susan glass mosaic fireplace and hearth. Private residence, San Francisco, CA
Quilt pattern, honed glass mosaic fireplace and hearth. Private residence, Oakland, CA
This glass fireplace mosaic was inspired by Sashiko, a Japanese embroidery technique using white cotton thread on indigo dyed fabric. Sashiko was often used to reinforce and strengthen textiles to extend their utility, and it similarly suits this 100 year old house whose fireplace needed help. The original tile pavers were discolored and chipped and the client wanted something modern that would also suit the 100 year old Craftsman interior.
Custom leaded glass made for a door made by Shawn Kammerer of the Craftsman Door Company.
The design is inspired by the California Live Oaks that are nearby on the property. Carefully selected glass and decorative metal work evoke the gnarled quality of weathered branches. Photo: Steve Ellison.
A laylight is a ceiling mounted lens that diffuses light into the home and obscures the plexiglass skylight above. This was made with German and opalescent glass for consistent light diffusion. At night, dimmable LEDs offer gentle illumination into the heart of the home.
C. R. Mackintosh inspired cabinetry panels for a home in Del Mar, California.