Hauser Studios is very proud to announce our recent partnering with renowned
stained glass designer Dieterich Spahn. Dieterich<92>s focus will include
contemporary designs for today<92>s architecture as well as traditional
Dieterich Spahn was born in Cologne, Germany. He studied liturgical arts including stained glass window design, mosaic mural and design for sacred spaces with Prof. Karl Scherer and Prof. Werner Lenzen. Prof. Lenzen, a Bauhaus educated teacher, taught the school of thought, artistic principles and philosophy that represented the Bauhaus. Prof. Scherer, a student of John Thorn Prikker, considered the great innovator of contemporary stained glass, taught this art in monumental scale and form. Studies with Prof. Georg Meistermann taught one to integrate contemplative stained glass into contemporary architectural buildings.
Dieterich arrived in the United States in 1961 to work for German-born artist Peter Dohmen in St. Paul, MN. He assisted Mr. Dohmen in the completion of numerous large stained glass window commissions, foremost being the stained glass windows for the Valparaiso University Chapel in Valparaiso, Indiana. Work has been completed with noted architectural firms and nationally renowned liturgical consultant Frank Kacmarcik on several large projects. Many of the works have received national recognition in architectural journals for their contemporary design excellence in integrating stained glass in today's worship space.
To date, Dieterich has completed over 3,700 stained glass windows for churches, residences and public buildings throughout the United States.
Needless to say, Willet Hauser is thrilled with this great addition to their team of artisans.