Building our community through the love of glass art

Now a cherished Bay Area Institution, Stained Glass Garden was founded by Joan McLean and her brother Bruce, in the summer of 1976.  At the time, the Fourth Street Shopping District was nothing more than a few dirt roads, empty lots, and a goat farm.   In 1986, Joan became the sole owner and expanded the store threefold. In the years since, the bustling Fourth Street community has continued to blossom around us. 

Julie Orchard joined the staff in 2004 and fell in love with the community, as well as all things glass.  She teaches stained glass, fusing, and mosaic classes, and took over as general manager and gallery director in 2008. 

We welcome a wide variety of visiting artists for classes and gallery events throughout the year.  In 2021 we celebrate 45 years! 

Stained Glass Garden is a proud member of the following associations:

Store Policies

Workshop Cancellation Policy:  We gladly issue Store Credit or a transfer to another class IF we are notified 7 OR MORE days before the class or workshop is to take place. 7-1 days before the class: 50% credit unless we can fill your space.. Less than 24 hours notice, no credit will be issued. 

Refunds and Exchanges: 

We do not accept returns on glass, chemicals, books, or consignment items.  Tools may be exchanged for store credit if returned in original, unused condition within 10 days of purchase. 

Contact Us

Address :

Stained Glass Garden

1800 Fourth Street

Berkeley, CA 94710

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Business Hours :
*Open 7 Days a Week!*

  • Monday-Sunday 10-5pm