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Our Studio was founded in 1985 by Trip Cathcart. We have employed dozens of talented artisans who create original works of art in glass, metal, and wood.
To create Beauty in our World, Value for our Customers, and Honor to God through our Artistry, Relationships, and Business Practices.
We currently design, produce, and install commissioned glass art in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and throughout the U.S. Art Glass offerings include traditional stained glass, etched and carved glass, painted and printed glass, overlay art glass, and fused and cast glass. We also design and install beautiful high quality doors, both wood and metal.
As begin our third decade in the Triangle area, our loyal customers continue to commission us to create “functional art” in their homes, offices, religious institutions, and public places. Thank you for coming back to see us, and for referring friends and family to our Studio! What a privilege to use our talents to design and build unique works of art in glass, metal, and wood that our customers and the public can use and enjoy!
“As a team of artisans, we are eager to use our talents in our chosen profession, and appreciate every customer that entrusts us with that responsibility. We adapt each design and glass technique to the budget and design wishes of our customer. Our artisans are creating “functional art”, and our customers expect good value for their investment. Be it a large public art project or a kitchen cabinet door, our team works hard to make the customer’s experience enjoyable, and the installed project a work of art that our customer will treasure.”
With an educational and professional background in engineering and sales with art as a hobby, Pinto Ahluwalia took over the CG&D business in 2017.
The business was founded in 1985 as a one person art glass shop. It extended its product range to etched, carved, traditional leaded glass, showers, commercial glass, glass marker boards, and custom wood doors. As experienced, talented local artisans joined the team and beautiful art glass windows and doors were installed throughout the Triangle, the reputation and stature of the studio grew quickly. Today CG&D Studios is the glass studio that homeowners, corporate and institutional clients, and building and design professionals throughout the Triangle turn to as a trusted resource for products and expertise in custom glass and door solutions.
Pinto’s responsibilities include management, customer relations, and sales.
“My goal is to simplify the creation process so you can relax and enjoy the final work. Each piece is tailored to you and should reflect your choices in the smallest of details.”
Joining the studio in 2014, Jordan holds a degree in art with focuses in photography, drawing, and art history. As our Studio Artist, her expertise is in illustrating your ideas in such a way that our Artisans can bring them to life. As Project Manager, her attention to detail ensures that your Art Glass is created and installed in a timely and efficient manner. She takes pride in ensuring that all the details line up, whether in your design or in the scheduling of your installation.
“I’m truly blessed because of the simple fact that I love my job. I’m honored to know that many of the pieces I have built and brought to life have brought light and color into customers homes. I’m extremely detail oriented and a perfectionist when it comes to my work so each piece receives my utmost attention.”
Jennifer Lockamy brings heart, talent, color knowledge, and an exceptional attention to detail to her position as Senior Lead Overlay Artisan. She specializes in Stained Glass Overlay and glass painting, and is responsible for coordinating several major builder programs. Jennifer joined our artisan team in 1999. Her beautiful art glass creations now grace hundreds of doors and windows throughout the Triangle and beyond.
Working together with the Manager Pinto, the Artist Jordan, and the Craftsmen Wallace in creating our folk art quilt traditional stained glass design was a highly satisfying experience. The end result is a brilliant, magnificent, and spectacular one-of-a-kind piece of art that transformed our ordinary Primary Bathroom into an extraordinary peaceful retreat. The joy it brings us every day is priceless. I highly recommend C G & D Studios for your custom stained glass creations. They are worth it!
[The art glass] is absolutely gorgeous! You guys were fabulous to work with.
The “WOW” factor. Our home, that we had moved into 2 years ago, had a very dark family room which we wanted to lighten up with natural light. Explored several window options and eventually we were led to CG&D Studios. What a great experience. Great, caring people that are eager to help with designs, suggestions and ideas. The finished product is just incredible and has completely transformed the room. On time, on budget and perfectly made. Don’t waste your time looking elsewhere.
I contacted CG&D for two sets of shower doors in guest bathrooms. Since these were guest baths, I wanted something that looked nice but wasn’t too expensive. The owner, Trip Cathcart, was very knowledgeable, professional, and responsive. He clearly laid out my options with pricing for each, and I appreciate the fact that he did not try to oversell me on something more expensive.
The installer, Rocco, was great – very efficient and didn’t leave any mess.
I’m very happy with my entire experience with CG&D and highly recommend them.
We have been in our home 21 years. Our beautiful stained glass flower design bedroom window still looks as beautiful as it did the day installed. We are so thankful. Excellent install, and still looks great! The folks at CG & D did and excellent job. I recommend to anyone wanting to make their home look warmer and more appealing.
I am an artist and a business executive — so design that is well managed is critical. CG&D worked so closely with me to design not only beautiful but structurally sound glass for my home. Patience and excitement and fun! Thank you for my lovely windows and doors.
What a terrific company to do business with. The staff was so helpful and anxious to do it right! Many thanks Trip and staff for great customer service and equally great workmanship. Bravo!
I am very pleased with both of the contemporary artglass windows created for my home – they are beautiful! The team was easy to work with and were responsive to the needs of the project.
I visited CG&D Studios, Inc. on the recommendation from a friend to repair my beveled glass front door. With Trip Cathcart’s knowledge and expertise, we came up with a more economical plan to install a new door but retain the current side lights. It is absolutely beautiful with excellent installation by Ron Logan. They were a pleasure to do business with!
Great experience! Professional, prompt and matched a very difficult and old piece of stained glass. Very impressed and pleased with the service we received.
My wife and I experienced a great challenge when we worked long distance with a craftsman at CG&D on a customized project of designing our colorfully stained glass bi-fold doors. But, when the finished doors arrived safe and sound very well packed in a tractor-trailer at our condo, we were so pleased when we opened the boxes. Immediately, a local craftsman installed the doors at the wide entrance to my office. We were positively thrilled to finally see our functional art piece in place. Our joy was so great that we felt we needed to share the experience, so we planned a “Grande Reveale” party for the other condo owners in our complex so they could also enjoy the beauty of our stained-glass folding doors.
Prior to the party, the doors were covered over with sheets, like the veiling of a great art piece. At the beginning of the party, the room was lit only with a few candles and all the guests were quietly brought into the room to view the unveiling. We played American Indian drum music to a crescendo. At the proper moment, bright lights on the other side of the closed doors came on and the drape covering was quickly lowered. Everyone gasped with delight at the same time! The light showed up the marvelous colors and the Native American design. It was an awesome experience! The folding stained glass doors by CG&D are our pride and joy and add so much richness and colors to our condo.
…Trip and his design team did a superb job of helping us arrive at our perfect design. I love coming home and seeing the light through this door… We had such a pleasant experience with Trip and his team; we would strongly recommend anyone considering a custom door contact his team to discuss ideas.
I want to thank you for the beautiful window. It turned out exactly as I pictured it. It was a pleasure working with you; you listened to what I wanted and presented me with various options. Thank you for your quality service.
Our home was brick ranch built in the 50′s that had many doors that cut-off the light or blocked entries into the kitchen or hallway. CG&D Studios provided us with a beautiful solution. They made custom, french doors with beautiful floral stained glass designs that gave us privacy, but still allowed plenty of light through. Installation was easy and the doors were a great selling point for our home which was on the market only 2 days! We look forward to working with them again soon on windows and doors for our new home. Thanks CG&D!
Had a new shower installed and the process was great! Installers were professional and did a great job. Highly recommend! Thanks!
We had a wonderful experience with CG&D from start to finish! Trip worked one-on-one with me to make sure I selected a pocket door and transom that would be personal, functional and beautiful. Our hand carved glass transom is exquisite and the carpentry for our pocket door is excellent. We would definitely work with them again in the future.
A work of art! We love the beautiful privacy glass window that Trip and his team created for our new home. It provides just enough privacy for our master bath without blocking the daylight. Our project was completed before it was due and the installation was perfect! We have received so many compliments on our CG&D window and it adds a very special custom element to the space. Trip was a pleasure to work with!
I am blown away by CGD, they made me a piece of art for my bathroom window. Wonderful to work with. I wish I had more things to hire them for. There staff is wonderful, polite and very talented. If there is anything they could do for me again, they are on speed dial.
Thanks, Jen & Trip
We count on CG&D for all our cabinetry glass needs. They are reliable, do excellent work and are great to deal with. We highly recommend!
Kitchen & Bath Cabinetry and Design Services
We were very happy with the work we submitted and had installed several weeks ago … the actual art work we requested was executed very well … we would give Custom Glass & Door Studios the highest kudos.
CG&D has worked with the NC Bar Assoc Foundation for several years producing recognition glass panels at our Hqs Bar Center in Cary, NC. They are top notch and do quality work. They will make sure you are a happy customer.
All the people were WONDERFUL to work with. Very knowledgeable, friendly and enjoyable to interact with. Excellent customer service and great advice. They created a beautiful one of a kind piece that was perfect for our space. The whole process was seamless and their professionalism and skill was top notch. We had some hard match colors and they worked really hard to create the exact look we were going for. Best stained glass folks we’ve ever worked with. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
…The total “picture” is exactly what I had in mind. You took my feelings and magnificently expressed them with this piece. Thank you for being so in tune and for being such a fluent artist!
It was quite honestly the best customer service I have ever beheld. Then you sent me a “thank you”! No, no, Thank YOU.
Just a note to thank you so much for our beautiful kitchen window. It is a joy to look at and is serving it’s purpose well. I don’t even know the house next door is there anymore. Thank you again for an absolutely gorgeous piece of art.
These folks do really nice work with Glass. We had them replace the glass in the doors of two antique bookcases. They made great recommendations on some beautiful designer glass. The final product looked fantastic! They are fast and efficient and very friendly folks. Talk with Lisa, she’s a hoot. I would highly recommend C G & D to all my friends and family for any glass work needed for a home.
Amazing. Trip’s guidance regarding the best design and style for my new door was spot on! The installers did a perfect job and our entryway is transformed beautifully. Can’t wait to use CG&D again for my stained glass windows project.
Very reasonably priced! Our kitchen cabinets now look like brand new cabinets thanks to Trip and his staff.
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