Joe soldering in his home studio.
Joseph E. Godek is the sole proprietor and
artist at Chippaway Art Glass. In his late teens Joe
was fascinated by an article in
Yankee Magazine and became absorbed in the process from that
point on. He realized
his initial interest by designing stained glass pieces for his family
and friends. Soon his hobby became a career when he opened his first
store in 1977 under the name "Touch of Glass". In 1991, he moved
his business into his home studio, where he lives
with his wife and two sons. His business, once named "Touch of
Glass", is now called Chippaway
Art Glass serving
customers around the world.
From his home studio Joe designs custom windows. He also sells stained
glass supplies. As a member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen he
participates in the Craftsmen's Fair which is held annually at the Mount
Sunapee Resort, Newbury, New Hampshire.