Dee and John had separately been making glass art, and teaching glass classes in California for more than twenty-five years when they met in 2004. They now share a home, a studio, 3 dogs, and this web site.
Dee Danzinger studied art at the University of Iowa, and learned to make stained glass at John Wallis Studios, in 1975.
John Leighton has degrees in environmental design and sculpture from Cal State Fullerton and the California College of Arts and Crafts. German glass designer, Ludwig Schaffrath, introduced him to stained glass in the 70's.
Both artists still teach glass, each makes their own personal work, and they collaborate on residential and commercial architectural glass commissions.