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Donna Mahoney Glass Designer
Don Mahoney (Dad)Glass Artist
Patrick Mahoney Glass Artist
Pats Stained Glass in Naples, FL.
I am Patrick Mahoney; I was born in Natick, Massachusetts and moved to Naples, Florida in 1989. I received my Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Hodges University. I have also received an Associate degree in Electronics from Wentworth Institute of Technology. It is this time in electronics that helped hone my soldering skills for Stained Glass.
I have been happily married to Donna Mahoney going on 15 years now. Donna helps me design many of the pieces that I have created and has been so supportive in Stained Glass and life. I thank you Donna.
How it all Started
About 30 years ago my Dads girlfriend Marilyn dragged him (Don Mahoney) to a night class at Naples High school. That class was for Stained Glass. As the classes progressed Marilyn found that you get cut a lot when cutting glass and that was not for her. In the meantime my Dad found that he had a passion for Stained Glass and for all these years he has been turning out stunning work one after the other.
Years later I asked my Dad if he would teach me. At first he was hesitant as creating Stained Glass is highly involved and I am not sure if he thought I would stick with it. Well as it turns out I am my father’s son. I was hooked. I started slowly building very small pieces. As time went on I took on bigger and bigger challenges. I had a huge advantage over my Dad when it came to learning, I had him. I asked the questions he gave the answers. If you ask my Dad he will tell you that I have surpassed him. I do not know if that is true or not. But if I am able to reach a little farther than him one day it will only because I am standing on his shoulders. Thanks Dad. And thank you Marilyn for dragging my Dad to that class all those years ago.
Do I have a Masters degree from an Art college? No, I learned my craft in the time honored tradition from father to son.
My sister, Linda Mahoney Dougall Lunn, has been the inspiration behind the Fairy Doors I make. Linda has also been a huge inspiration to my family and I. Having had battles with cancer (and won!) and enduring tragedies that would cripple most mere mortals, Linda perseveres. Linda...Inspires!!!
Why should you have a custom Stained Glass piece built by
Pats Stained Glass?
I have a passion to make colorful detailed pieces. I truly want to make your experience in Stained Glass an excellent one. I feel a responsibility to continue this craft and to pass it on so that future generations can appreciate what I have come to love.