Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow 


Thompson Art Glass is a full service custom stained glass shop, that is currently enjoying it's 4th generation of family involvement through pride of craftsmanship and creative ideas. Our products and services include new stained, leaded and beveled glass creations, repair and restoration of existing or historical works, as well as concept design and consultation of these products.

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Thompson Art Glass Studios Inc. was originally know as Thompson Glass Co. It was founded in 1929 by Dirk Thompson Sr., who as a young man, served his apprenticeship and learned his craft in Amsterdam, Holland. Forced to emigrate to the "new world" because of German aggression in the early 1920's, He started his new venture in a small garage in Detroit. He was soon joined by his sons and daughter, who participated in shopwork, officework and sales. 

The business prospered and grew during the post war boom in church and homebuilding in the Detroit area, and was forced to relocate and expand several times. The company was renamed and reorganized in 1989 to emphasize the artistic and custom approach to it's products and services. Stained and leaded glass has remained a very popular accent to homes, public buildings and churches. 

Thompson Art Glass currently occupies a beautifully refurbished 140 year old historic former church in Brighton, Michigan. Our current staff of craftsmen and artisans have over 100 years of combined experience in the field of Art Glass and related products. We look forward to putting that experience to work on your next "Elegant Accent"

Classes now forming

Learn the art behind the beauty. Beginner and advanced classes are held throughout the year. Be sure to click on our classes tab at the top of the page to learn more. .

Points of Interest

  • Cranbrook Academy of Arts
    One of the most prestigious complexes in Michigan has utilized Thompson Art Glass nearly since our inception.
  • Private commissioned work
    Ask us about some of the unique creations we've done for private individuals. We turn your vision into art.
  • Glass and supplies 
    We sell glass and supplies. You'll find everything you need at our home location.