Adult stained glass workshop in partnership with the Buffalo Museum of Science
Stained Glass Making for Adults workshop at the Buffalo Museum of Science

The Stained Glass Association of America Foundation (SGAAF), integrates the national work of the SGAA into the fabric of our local communities. By introducing innovative glass-making techniques and fostering educational initiatives, we aim to transcend traditional boundaries, making stained glass accessible to everyone. Through curated lectures from designers, stained glass-making workshops, and scholarships, the Foundation endeavors to educate and inspire creativity into a new generation of tradespeople and craftspeople.

Judith Schaechter at The Buffalo History Museum
Judith Schaechter's presenting at The Buffalo History Museum

With curated lectures from designers, in our stained glass-making workshops, and with the help of our scholarships, the Stained Glass Foundation works to empower the mentors and artisans of today, lighting the way for a new generation of tradespeople and makers in our craft!

The SGAAF is headquartered in Buffalo, NY.

Facet & Forge 2022
SGAA staff demonstrating foiling

SGAAF Scholarships support:

  • Academic research, conservation studies, emerging and established artists, and accessibility to glass-making opportunities
  • Emerging professionals to gain crucial experience and access to programing.
  • Research and development studies that support the preservation, education, and integrity of the stained glass industry at all levels.
  • Public and community-based educational programs and resources.



Facet & Forge 2022
Illuminating Tiffany windows at Facet & Forge 2022

Facet & Forge 2024

Facet & Forge is a celebration of the artisans that transform space.

Explore, create, and discover at Facet & Forge 2024. For one night only, explore Trinity campus as it can rarely be seen: from the perspective of the skilled artisans and tradespeople that built and continue to maintain our city’s fantastic buildings. Facet & Forge is the perfect way to spend an evening immersed in the artistry and craftsmanship inherent in architectural glass art, mosaics, and other building trades.

Facet & Forge 2024
Saturday, April 27th
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Trinity Buffalo, 371 Delaware Ave, Buffalo NY 14202


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Donation Matching Campaign - now through January 31st, 2024

Thanks to the tremendous generosity from one of our community partners, we’re introducing a new donation match campaign! This means that if we reach our goal of $5,000 in donations by January 31st, 2024, our community partner will match it dollar for dollar. 

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