Halstead Studios is a California-based architectural stained glass studio managed by glass artist Sam Halstead. Sam is principal designer and employs sub-contractors for specialised work and installations. Sam first began working in glass in 1979 and the studio has designed and built over 1500 windows for churches, banks, crematoriums, and homes. He is author of The Stained Glass Handbook which sold out two editions of 10,000 copies each. It is now available on Amazon Kindle.

Sam also has experience as a photographer and film-maker and the studio's recent major project has been a feature-length documentary about the influential post-war German stained glass artists who revolutionized architectural stained glass.

The film was completed in April 2017 and Sam was subsequently awarded The 2018 Inspiration Award by The American Glass Guild (AGG), for his work on making the film available in the Public Domain.

  Watch it on Amazon Video (free with Prime)
           or in HD on YouTube   HERE.

PH: 949-400-1975
All Souls Chapel, Purewa Crematorium, Auckland
(Screenprinted/fused glass frit panels.)