Inside Our Studio


Understand the space.

Whether we’re restoring a church window or creating designs for a residence, we seek to understand your building, match its style, and consider how lighting will affect your piece.

Create beauty.

Each work is a unique piece of art. Our artisans aim to make the world a more beautiful place by creating stained glass windows that are meaningful, inspirational, and timeless.

Make it last.

We’re committed to craftsmanship that stands the test of time. From sourcing the highest-quality materials to investing time in our technique, we create structurally sound, long-lasting art.


We are versatile and tailor our approach to serve each unique piece. Some techniques we can incorporate include:




Vitreous painting








CADD design



Harry Tompkin

Harry, son of an architect, developed his eye for detail and design as a boy. Visiting construction sites from a young age instilled in him a need and understanding of structure. He went on to earn a degree in English literature, where his understanding of meaning and symbology took root.

After studying under other stained glass artisans, he started The Palace Glass Company in 1981. He is passionate about spreading beauty through stained glass art and loves sharing his experience with the next generation of stained glass artisans. In his free time, you’ll find him reading books of all genres, enjoying nature, and cooking gourmet meals for his wife.

Lead Assistant

Lead Installer

Painting Expert / Assistant

Kelly Mathes

Kelly is our lead assistant. Originally from New Mexico, she has a BFA from UNL, two children, and a 1962 Volkswagon that she is restoring.

Trey Hegel

Trey, our lead installer, is currently continuing his education at SECC. Trey has years of experience in installing our windows in metal and wood.

Ruben Spretz

Ruben is originally from Argentina and has advanced degrees. When he has time available, he fine-tunes his vitreous painting skills.

Visit Our Studio

We welcome you to drop by and see the quality of our work in person. If you’d like to speak with us about commissioning your own stained glass window, you can contact us to set up an appointment.


5955 S. 56th Street
Lincoln, NE 68516


  • Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Closed on Sunday

Bring beauty to your space

Learn more about commissioning your own stained glass art.