When Minden resident Russ Meyer retired from farming, he learned about stained glass work and took up the art for himself.
His interest began about ten years ago during a conversation with Don Hansen, who hosted classes on the craft. Hansen invited him to a class, which Meyer attended.
However, Meyer preferred learning and working on it alone.
“I went to one class,” Meyer said. “He said I had to buy a glass cutter and I had to buy this and that, so I bought all that stuff and never went back to class. I just practiced and did it on my own.”
Although he has not been as active with the hobby in recent years, Meyer has put together a small village of stained glass houses, churches, storefronts, and “just whatever I feel like trying to make.”
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