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Theodore Ellison studied art and apprenticed in a glass studio before starting his leaded glass and mosaic company in 1998. Honoring the artistic integrity of the Arts & Crafts tradition he’s created original glass, mosaic, and lighting designs for homes all over the country. His work is based on the firm belief that thoughtfully designed and carefully crafted artworks enhance the lives of those who encounter them.
His passion stems from a desire to create something truly unique for each individual project. With keen attention to detail, the company works collaboratively with homeowners, architects, and designers to deliver one-of-a-kind pieces. Every project honors the artistic integrity of classic styles, and most projects use glass made specifically for the studio.
Theodore Ellison Designs, a nationally-renowned custom mosaic and leaded glass studio based in Oakland California. With more than 20 years of experience and a keen attention to detail, we work collaboratively with homeowners, architects and designers to deliver one-of-a-kind pieces. Every project honors the artistic integrity of classic styles and most projects incorporate glass made specifically for our studio.
His work has appeared in Fine Homebuilding, Style 1900, and Old House Journal. He’s written on the history of glass for American Bungalow and presented on the history of American mosaic at the National Arts & Crafts Conference, Historic Seattle, the Society of American Mosaic Artists, The Gamble House, and The Driehaus Museum. He is also a member and past President of Artistic License, a guild of professional revival artisans serving the San Francisco Bay Area since 1982.