JoAnne's Stained Glass

About The Artist

JoAnne Pohler

JoAnne Barbiaux Pohler is the owner of JoAnne's Stained Glass & Gallery since it's opening in 1979 in Truckee, California. Before becoming a full time glass artist, JoAnne was an artist who created pen and ink drawings, pencil graphics, oil paintings and watercolors.  Joanne was introduced to the beauty of art glass when she lived in LA and took a stained glass class in the early 1970's.  It wasn't until she lived in Truckee and shared a small, studio space with Truckee River Sash and Door, that she decided to go into designing custom art glass for clients as a full time occupation.  She has designed stained glass windows, sandblasted windows, and fused glass pieces since that time.  She, with her studio crew, fabricate many commissions throughout the area and country.

JoAnne has been inspired by many glass artists, and has participated  in workshops with Phil Teefy, (his first fusing workshop with Dan Fenton), Dick Millard, Albinas Elskus, Narcissus Quagliata, Boyce Lyndstrom, Michael Duprille and many more.  JoAnne also has taught stained glass classes in the past, and conducts fusing glass workshops when time allows.