DARWIN'S STUDIO   9080 BEEMAN RD.    CHELSEA, MICHIGAN 48118   734.475.9730

       You've found the online home of "one of the premier stained glass artisans in the Midwest". (Ann Arbor News)
       "On the west side of Chelsea, in the Waterloo Recreation Area, Darwin's Stained Glass and Antique Slot Machines...is an enormous pole barn packed with breathtakingly beautiful stained glass entry doors, lampshades, privacy screens, and ceiling domes, as well as stained, etched, and fused glass pieces with celestial and southwest designs made by Bill Darwin's wife, Marsi. Bill also buys, sells, and lovingly restores vintage slot machines, sleek Bakelite and chrome specimens as gorgeous as they are addictively collectible." (Ann Arbor Observer)
       The pieces you see here are unique works by the Darwins. Most are original designs, made in Michigan with great care, using skills learned from family members and materials made in the U.S.A. If you value quality workmanship and realize the importance of supporting artists and artisans in our culture, we hope you will consider investing in our work.
       Please ask if you have any questions about the process. Custom work is our main business, so if you have ideas for pieces in your home, church, or business, please donít hesitate to inquire. Thank you for your interest.

Ever wonder what a difference custom stained glass would make in your home?
Look at these "Before and After" photos from a recent client:

Some Recent Commissions:

This gorgeous window was designed in memory of the client's daughter, who loved dragonflies.
Montana wildflowers were also incorporated into the design.

This spectacular entryway was a collaboration with Bill's nephew Chad Potter, owner of TCB Landscape Construction in Saline.
Using the extensive stonework in front of the house as a motif in the glass design resulted in this stunning door and sidelights.

This door panel was installed at Portage Lake, Michigan.
The design at the bottom was based on a wall sconce the client loves.

This one went to Florida last year:

Here's a poppy lamp Bill's mother JoAnne finished after two years of work:

From a client's ideas to a rough sketch to a completed project - glass artist/artisan Bill Darwin II delivers.

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Marywood Nursing Facility Chapel, Livonia, Michigan (prototype)
For Church Windows please CLICK HERE.

If you can imagine it, we can build it.

For Antique Slot Machine Page

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It's been a busy few years at Darwin's Studio. We've had some beautiful church commissions; Bill's knowledge of antique slot machines was touted in an article in Antiques Roadshow Magazine, and his croquet club was recently featured in an episode of "Destination Michigan" produced by WCMU and airing on PBS stations. We were also featured in Michigan Home and Lifestyle magazine for our morel mushroom passion!

2003 Welsh Cardigan Corgi
Big Wrig (Wrigley)
Bill's best friend goes to work with him every day!

CUSTOM stained glass of your best friend available now!
This is a hand painted and kiln fired face of Wrigley
built into a very nice 10" x 10" panel.

Before and After - a set of Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired windows grace an Ann Arbor condo.
Darwin added a personal touch with an American flag in the center panel. 2008


When visiting Chelsea, Michigan, be sure to see the play at Jeff Daniel's Purple Rose Theatre,
have dinner at the Common Grill, and take a scenic drive out to Darwin's!
(Windows by Darwin's)

One of the largest commissions we've ever had - a 13 foot diameter skylight - Click here.

The Salvation Army in Detroit - Click here.

Please Choose a Subject Below For More Examples of Our Work.

Doors & Windows
Lamp Shades
Dichroic Glass
Imports - Opinion
Darwin, Marsi Parker
Map & Hours
Slot Machines

About Us - Here are Some Links to the Rest of Our Life.
Morel Madness
Trout Madness Too

Check out Bill's latest creation:
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       Bill was featured in television's DESTINATION MICHIGAN with Bob Garner on WCMU Public Television with his antique slot machines in 2011. Later the TV crew came back to film a segment on the Waterloo Croquet Club, which aired in June 2012. Bill also appeared with his slot machines on a "Hardcore Pawn" TV episode in 2010, and "Around Town with Linda", produced by Chris and Linda Meloche of Chelsea. We were also featured in an article on Michigan edibles with pictures and quotes about morel mushroom hunting in the March 2013 issue of Michigan Home and Lifestyle.

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