Groups of Interest:
- Stained Glass Association of America
- Glass Art Society
- Illinois Artisans Program
- American Society of Interior Designers
- Historic Chicago Bungalow Association
- Landmarks Illinois
- Oak Park Historical Society
- Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
- Pleasant Home Foundation
Peter Morava is a classically trained artist with over thirty years of experience specializing in the traditional art of stained and leaded glass. Morava started his career as an apprentice for a stained glass studio in southern California in the early 80s. This led him to a degree specializing in glass blowing and innovative flat glass techniques at Southern Illinois University. In Carbondale, he acquired skills in traditional hand-beveling, abrasive and acid etching, fusing, casting, and painting on glass. Upon receiving his BFA, Morava moved to Pennsylvania where he was involved with the renovation of row houses in the downtown historic district of Philadelphia. He then returned to his hometown, Chicago, to work with a local glass business before opening Morava Glass Studio in 1994.
His range of influence spans anywhere from the Prairie Style School to Victorian architecture. Restorationhighlights include working on historical artwork designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Walter Burley Griffin, E. E. Roberts, Greene and Greene, Connick & Associates, and George Maher. Many projects,produced by Morava and teamed with partners, have gone to win awards of recognition both nationally and locally. Personally, Morava was awarded accreditation by the Stained Glass Association of America in 2001 and was nominated to the national SGAA Repair and Restoration Committee in 2005. Morava occasionally lectures on the technical and artistic aspects of art glass and the home.