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Jancik Arts International (JAI) Elevates Hospitality Industry
with Breathtaking Stained Glass Ceiling Domes

Stained Glass Artisans Create Thriving Global Business Based on Old World Technique –
Quality and Uniqueness of these Pieces have Enhanced the Guest Experience
with Spectacular Ambiance for 30 Years

ATLANTA, GA and OCALA, FL – April 22, 2008 –  Jancik Arts International (JAI), creators of exquisite stained glass ceiling domes, has been elevating the hospitality industry to another level of guest experience since 1978.  The company is among the few in the world to produce overhead compound curved (vs flat) domes.  These customized pieces of art are renowned for their uniqueness and ability to compliment their environment while providing a beautiful setting for guests to enjoy. 

Jancik Arts has designed and produced amazing pieces of stained glass artwork for luxury properties in both commercial and high-end residential environments, particularly for the travel/hospitality and leisure/entertainment industries.  Clients include: Epcot Center, Disney World (Orlando, Fla.); Princess Cruises (Italy, France and Japan); Royal Caribbean Cruise Line (Portugal); Mormon Temple, Latter-Day Saints (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and Orlando, Fla.); U.S. Post Office (El Paso, Texas); Floridian Golf Course (Stuart, Fla.), among others.

JAI custom designs range from contemporary to classic and include ceiling domes, vertical flat glass and magnificent chandeliers.  Each design is one of a kind and registered with the Library of Congress. 

To view some of  JAI’s world class creations:

Jancik Arts International (JAI) – The Company

The company is owned and operated by Angelique Jackson, Chief Designer, and, JoAnn Jancik, Mastercraftsman. Their business philosophy:  Provide emotionally appealing, full-service art glass products on schedule and within budget.    Since day one, they have achieved this goal, 100 percent.

What began in 1978 as a hobby has evolved into a thriving, global business.   For three decades these gifted artisans have created breathtaking glass art, working closely with architects, interior designers, art consultants and home owners all over the world. 

In addition to stained glass, JAI also designs extraordinary metal sculptures such as the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Space Station Playroom, Magnolia Gate and Heron Flight Sculpture.   Click here to view some of these pieces: 

The Artists

Jackson and Jancik have earned a reputation for creativity and reliability  - By interpreting each client’s needs they are able to render pieces that reflect the client’s unique vision. 

Jackson is JAI’s President and Chief Designer and works out of her studio in Clayton, GA.   She creates each design by hand without the use of a computer.  Angelique is an award-winning artist/designer, and schooled draftsperson – She trained in steel fabrication with Ken Williams, owner of Southern Metals, Inc. 

“Glass evokes deep emotion.  It’s a spiritual experience,” Jackson explained. 

Jancik is JAI’s Master Glass Fabricator – She cuts and assembles each piece of glass by hand, in her studio, which is located in a large horse barn in Ocala, FL   Jancik earned a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Southern Mississippi where she also completed post graduate work.  She trained in the field with David Clymer, fourth generation bevel master craftsman. 

“Working with glass is not just a profession for us.  We draw personal satisfaction from exploring what glass can be – We love working together and we love what we do,” added Jancik.

From Horse Barn in Ocala to Atrium Aboard the Emerald Princess. . .

The Beginning

During their first 10 years, Jackson and Jancik built their portfolio by  producing stained glass structures primarily for private residences.   “Our first clients felt the passion that we had for our craft and they supported us,” noted Jackson. 

It was during this first decade that JAI had an opportunity to create their first large scale project, for a Catholic church in Florida - The artists designed and built 2 beveled art glass curtain walls, measuring 8 ft X 50 ft each, a first in the history of their trade.   No color was used because the priest wanted the colors of real flowers outside to shine through.   “We depicted all of the symbols in hand-cut bevels - It was very challenging,” added Jancik

Second Decade

The next decade (1988 – 1998), was marked by JAI’s first ceiling dome for a private residence in Jackson, FL – This was a true turning point and further differentiated  the company.   The business catapulted to an international level with its first cruise ship project. The first ship JAI designed was the Sun Viking, by Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.


Since the late 90s, JAI has continued to grow and evolve.  The company  plans to expand its work in the hospitality industry.   “Cruise ships are hotels on the water, so this is a natural progression for us,” Angelique said. “Our goal is to do more business in the U.S. and Europe -  We’d also like to venture into the Middle East.” 

About Jancik Arts International (JAI), Inc.

Since 1978, Jancik Arts International, Inc. (JAI) has emerged as a leader in custom design, production, and installation of interior vertical glass and stained glass dome structures for world-renowned travel, leisure and residential environments. 

Jancik Arts earned the International Award for Women in Design and the Design Journal’s Platinum Award for Design Excellence.   The company has been featured in publications such as Architectural Digest, Southern Living, and Glass Craftsman.  JAI is a member of NEWH  (Network of Executive Women in the Hospitality Industry) and SGAA (Stained Glass Association of America).

For more information, please visit the website at or call 1-800-254-1593. 


Elizabeth Fairleigh
thE Connection, Inc.


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