Roberta Katz-Messenger

Stained glass has a compelling fascination for me even after many years in the medium. It is all about light. Powered by the sun, stained glass stirs us with the power of the sun’s aesthetic. The very design of our eyes mirrors the shape of the sun.

In commission situations, I work with my clients to discover what they love and then seek an image that will serve as a mandala or centering device, inspiring and enriching their days as the sun brings it to life. My inspiration is often the creatures and vegetation that honor my days and dreams or I might play with circular mandala images or just let the glass do the talking.

My husband Steve says he’s the tactical member of the team with years of experience in glass construction and installation.  We have an owner-built showroom and construction facility in Clinton, Arkansas. We have designed and built stained glass for many applications over the region including gallery shows and fairs, 26 churches, public installations, and restorations,.  For 17 years we operated Pentacle Gallery of fine art and fine craft showing our own work and that of over 100 other artists and fine craftsmen. 

Served as board member: North Central Arkansas Foundation for the Arts and Education;     Arkansas Craft School; Clinton Chamber of Commerce; Leadership Van Buren County; was named a Master Craftsman by the Department of Heritage; taught stained glass in classes and apprenticeships and was project manager for a public art project “Three Rivers Trail Head,” a sculpture by Hank Kaminsky in Clinton City Park.