Stained Glass Cabin Offers Colorful Oasis Hidden in the Woods

Glass Cabin in the Woods

For many artists, having a dedicated place to work is vital to honing their craft. Neile Cooper was one of them. She envisioned a small “sanctuary” for her to create her beautiful stained glass art and jewelry. Her wish came true; behind her home in Mohawk, New Jersey, she built a petite cabin that’s both a creative escape as well as a place to show off her stunning artistry. And at first glance, there's no doubt about what Cooper makes, because the entire exterior is covered in her own designs! It's a spectacular stained glass cabin displaying a myriad of colorful imagery from its base to the tip of the roof.

Aptly-called Glass Cabin, nature-inspired scenes are spread across the window-frame panels. Flowers, snails, and mushrooms line the walls while creatures that can fly are along the ceiling. Against the backdrop of trees, the cabin looks like a magical place to work and be inspired. From its 8-feet by 12-feet interior, the views provide a vibrant and spectacular lens from which to see the outside world.

Cooper says that Glass Cabin was a “dream project,” and an eco-friendly one at that. “It is made almost entirely of reclaimed materials,” Cooper explained to Creators. “Rafter beams from some fallen trees, lumber from a neighbor's storm-damaged porch, and many, many old window frames.”

Neile Cooper created a stained glass cabin that's covered in her colorful, nature-inspired imagery.

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Even in the winter, the Glass Cabin is a colorful beacon.

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All images via Neile Cooper.

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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