David and Michelle Plachte-Zuieback have been professional stained glass artists, working in Northern California, since 1978. They have focused their studies in stained glass design & techniques with Master designers such as: Ludwig Schaffrath and Johannes Schreiter, in architectural glass design; Peter Mollica, in traditional glass painting; and Dan Fenton, in kiln-fired glass fusing & sandblast etching techniques. In 1978, they created their studios in Willits, CA., executing commissions for residences, businesses, public & ecclesiastical buildings.
As recipients of the 1983-84 CA. Arts Council Exemplary Arts in Education Grant, they expanded their interests to include group projects for public buildings.
Michelle & David's interest & exploration of religious themes has been encouraged by their work as stained glass specialists for UAHC Camp Swig Institute for Living Judaism, where they have offered an intensive stained glass workshops for junior high & high school students annualy, since 1983.
They first exhibited their Jewish ritual plates at the Temple Isaiah Festival of Jewish Artisans in Los Angeles in 1984 and have continued the development of these objects with showings in Chicago, San Francisco, Denver, New York, Atlanta and annually in Los Angeles.
Currently, they specalize in the design and fabrication of stained glass windows for residences, ecclesiastical buildings, civic & commerical architecture, working for clients throught the U.S.
David & Michelle work as a team, collaborating on all aspects of research & design, fabrication & installation, from their studios in Santa Rosa, California.
Plachte-Zuieback Art Glass
David & Michelle Plachte-Zuieback
1445 Carlos Court
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
Fax (707) 539-4263