Warren, RI--Ed McAloon is a stained glass artist and sculptor. He has worked in fields such as industrial software engineering, interior design, architectural salvage, and antiques. His interest in stained glass began while working in the architectural salvage industry and led to study at RISD and with local glass artists.
Inspiration for his work comes from his seaside surroundings as well as vintage graphic design such as record cover art and abstract concepts. He utilizes traditional kiln fired glass staining techniques in much of his work. Ed has also been inspired by viewing works of sculpture, which led him to master various kiln forming techniques such as slumping (bending) and fusing of glass. These kiln formed pieces are then assembled into sculptural works in conjunction with wood and various metals.