Gene Frederiksen graduated with BSEE from the University of Minnesota in 1972 as a electronic engineer and worked as a design engineer throughout his career for Unisys (MN), Control Data (MN), Compaq (TX) and Intel Corporation (OR). Gene has been working with glass since taking his first stained glass class in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1976 where his first stained glass panel won a local competition. Gene expanded this expertise and knowledge in glass at University of Wisconsin River Falls in glass blowing, glass fusing, glass sandblasting and glass painting and at the American School of Neon in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Gene started an art studio in Hudson, Wisconsin and built original stained glass windows and lampshades, Tiffany and antique reproduction lampshades, original blown and fused glass art and original neon art.
After retiring from the electronics industry, Gene moved to Toledo, Washington in 2015 and owns "Heart of Glass" located in his home. He is a member of the Gallery 505 Artists Co-Op.
"I am drawn to stained glass with its intensity of color and various textures. I enjoy the time-consuming creation of three-dimensional objects of stained glass such as lampshades the most, yet enjoy the efficiency of obtaining quicker results when creating fused glass art."
Gene may be contacted at email@example.com or 360-880-1357.