Michael Skrtic, owner of The Glass Source Studio and Gallery, originally started working at the studio in 1995, apprenticing under Mary Pillsbury. Mary purchased the business from its original owners in 1991 after frequenting the business, then called Metro Art Glass, as a stained glass hobbyist. Mary renamed the business The Glass Source and refocused the business to concentrating on classes, retail and residential custom designs.
After Mary’s passing in 1997, Michael continued working with the new owner, Debbie Breither. Under Debbie’s ownership, the business expanded to include commercial and commissioned work, including restoration on windows in numerous area churches, universities and residences.
While working with Debbie, Michael pursued an education in Fine Art at the Art Institute of Philadelphia and Paier College of Art in Hamden, CT. In 2004, Michael bought the business from Debbie and has grown The Glass Source into what it is today. Over the past two decades, Michael has been involved with every aspect of the glass business, including restoration, custom design and implementation, installation, retail, teaching and experimentation. His vision is for The Glass Source to be recognized as one of the top studios in the country for restoration and custom glass design, as well as become a major learning center for glass arts.
The Glass Source moved to its new home in Seymour, CT in 2017, after being in Shelton for over 50 years. The Glass Source specializes in major restoration and preservation of stained and leaded glass as well as custom designs for its clients. The studio offers retail glass and supplies and a full learning center for glass art. The gallery features Michael’s artwork for sale, as well as the works of some of our beloved friends and students, jewelry, soaps and many other items from local Connecticut artisans.