Sally Wilson tried to escape it, but fate kept pulling her back into the fray. She was 24 years old, waiting tables night and day while dreaming of building a legitimate art career. Despite her doubts, Wilson realized she’d loved art for as long as she could remember and refused to back down.

That was when the sign announcing stained glass classes caught her attention. Fate had intervened again. And Wilson’s life has never been the same since.

“When I saw the sign and touched the front door, I knew that’s what I was going to do and be able to make a living doing it, too,” says Wilson, who has been performing the precise art of stained glass for 23 years.

“It ate my lunch for awhile, but I kept after it anyway.”

Wilson’s workshop is located in a barn-like structure next door to her East Dallas home. She’s done original and restoration work on several homes and churches around our neighborhood and throughout the City.

“I like glass because it’s translucent,” Wilson says. “I like being able to see through it.”

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