Barney Higgins Harris attended the Corcoran School of Art and worked in various other media including pastel and charcoal portraiture, pottery and weaving, before finding her niche in leaded art glass in the early 1980s. She finally quit her “day job” in 1997 to begin teaching stained glass.
Barney lives in the Northern Neck of Virginia, where she has a bed & breakfast with its primary clientele being guests who wish to learn to do stained glass.
Barney conducts stained glass classes at her comfortable waterfront home/studio, inviting guests from all over the country to find an antidote to crowded city and suburban life by participating in a two-day intensive class in stained glass. It’s a great way to tap into your creativity and gain a new perspective on life. The serenity and natural beauty of the Northern Neck charms her guests, and Barney’s second love, baking, entices them with home-made breads and other delicacies. At the end of two busy but fun days of stained glass, each “student” has completed a wondrous stained glass panel of their own creation to take home and hang with pride.
Zekiah Glass has been featured in several diverse publications: The Washington Post newspaper and other major metropolitan newspapers throughout the Eastern seaboard, Washingtonian magazine, the Rivah Visitors Guide, Northern Neck News, and Chesapeake Life magazine, to name a few. Her successful combination of artistic flair and hospitality lends credence to the phrase “if you build it, they will come”.