Bill Osler learned his craft at a stained glass studio where he worked as a full-time glass artisan from 1969 to 1982. He established Osler Studio Stained Glass in Penns Park, Bucks County, PA in 1982, creating original design and fabrication of leaded stained glass for private residences and commercial institutions.
Kim Kurki joined Bill Osler as a stained glass designer and painter in 1994, but also has been working as an illustrator since graduation from Kutztown University in May 1980, BFA, magna cum laude. From 1980 to 1984, she held full-time art department positions at first a stationery/gift company and then a screenprinting company. Freelancing since 1985, her work has been published and distributed world-wide on numerous stationery and gift products. Recent projects include corporate commissions for Merck & Co., Inc.
For over 8 years, she wrote and illustrated for National Wildlife Federation's Big Backyard magazine,
creating a monthly column which features birds, animals, and plants that children can find in "their own backyards". Her work can also be found in various periodicals by Yankee Publishing, including The Old Farmer's Almanac. www.kurkiillustration.com
Osler-Kurki Studio creates authentic leaded glass panels constructed in the traditional way, using only hand-rolled and blown glass. Images on this site show a representative sample of recent work. They offer a variety of style ideas ranging from colonial to Victorian, Arts and Crafts to contemporary, and natural and representational motifs. Each project is an original piece of art, hand-crafted with unique design and structural stability. When appropriate, they offer the techniques of painting on glass and /or etching to achieve fine details and tone.