New Creations

Cris Soth

Cris Soth studied art at Missouri State University and has since been a student at the Teeple Institute of Iowa Contemporary Art. For many years Cris has been known for her oil paintings of landscapes and still lifes. Cris has been a stained-glass painter since 1991.

Cris greatly enjoys working with churches to create windows that fulfill their visions, doing research into the history and symbolism of the subjects. As well as designing new windows, one of her favorite things is to recreate old pieces that have been damaged beyond saving. Although the paints and the kiln-firing are the same as those used for centuries, there have been thousands of artists and studios with their own specific (and often secret) techniques that she is charged with duplicating. Cris gains tremendous satisfaction in restoration using these methods.