by Mindy Kyle
WHEATON ART STUDIO OWNER HAS A LOVE FOR STAINED GLASS
Stained glass artist Law Sedory can trace his passion for art back to his grandfather, an industrial designer that came to Chicago to work on the 1933 Century of Progress World’s Fair. He designed many products over the years most notably, the Scotch Tape dispenser which he made many versions of over the decades. As a child, Law found he had an innate ability to draw well and noting his grandfather’s career path, knew he could pursue art for his own. He honed his skills while attending the American Academy of Art in Chicago for fine art and graphic art.
Some years later, he was contacted by a friend of his older brother who worked in art glass, and he started his apprenticeship by assisting on the restoration and production of new windows for a Frank Lloyd Wright home in Oak Park. “I have had the honor of restoring and preserving several historically important buildings,” says Law. “I also get commissioned to work on clients’ homes to create a modern décor.”
Law currently owns the Art & Glass Studio in Wheaton and spends the majority of his time designing, building and installing stained glass windows; however, he also crafts art with ceramic tiles, drawing, painting, woodworking and wrought iron. His storefront is shared with a few local artists and craftspeople to create a retail art gallery in front while he uses the back area for his workshop.