Miriam Seeger, educated in Basel Switzerland and San Francisco, became a painter of glass at Willet Glass Studio in Philadelphia, where she was employed as a painter and designer of stained glass windows for over twenty years.
Her work can be seen regionally in churches and cathedrals such as St. Martin Episcopal Cathedral in Houston TX, Davidson United Methodist Church in Davidson NC , Masonic Temple in Washington DC, B’Nai Israel Synagogue in Rochester NY and recently the Church of the Holy Redeemer in Longport NJ, which was destroyed during Sandy - to mention a few.
In recent years she has shifted from painting on conventional stained glass to new and contemporary forms of painting on glass. For this purpose she invented the glass tapestry, consisting of a metal mesh and painted glass pieces attached to the mesh in puzzle or tapestry manner. The image thus derived builds a painting.
This "tapestry" can be suspended before any light source, such as a simple window, and as opposed to a stained glass window, it can be moved at any time.
In an effort to find yet a more amenable glass surface to paint on, she combined glass fusion and glass painting. This allows her to freely select the color in the glass without having to resort to lead lines (stained glass). The color gets fused into the panel in one fire, then the panel gets painted and fired again.This painting is indestructible, the colors will never fade and meanwhile it retains the splendor of stained glass.
Both tapestries and painted panels are inventions of the artist and thus unique.