Anne Hoffman started WithanE Designs in May 2000. The business developed from her passion for feeding and watching birds for over 30 years, and her artistic skills and talents in working with stained glass. She married the two interests, and now creates functional art for your home and garden.

"I became interested in stained glass art in the late 1990's, taking lessons from a professional. My love of watching birds at the feeders in my garden in Minnesota inspired me to start making the birdfeeders and houses you see on these pages."

"Creating functional birdfeeders that are truly a work of art is a challenge that I wanted to take on. I enjoy the three-dimensional projects. Using glass in a way that most artists don't think of is a lot of fun. The challenge is not the size, but designing works that are functional for the birds and hold up to the weather."

"I've been feeding the birds for many years. The thrill for me is to see these wonderful creatures feeding from my designs. I have been invited to clients gardens for them to show me how delighted they are with the feeders - not only do they attract the birds but they create a beautiful focal point in their garden."


May 27-28

Barrington Art Festival ~ Barrington, IL

Jun 10-11

Promenade of Art ~ Arlington Heights, IL

Jun 30,
Jul 1-2

Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival ~ Glencoe, IL

Aug 18-20

Evanston Art & Big Fork Festival ~ Evanston, IL

Sep 9-10
Deer Park Art Show ~ Deer Park, IL
Sep 16
Golden Valley Art Festival ~ Golden Valley, MN

Cabin Life – June/July 2004

Large Fly-Through photo featured in an article on “Cabin Details: Home Tweet Home” on how to be the host with the most for your wild bird guests. The article describes the necessary items that birds need, but how using multiple dimensions of color and texture increase the natural attractiveness and value of your property.

Birder's World - August 2003
Photo of a Large Fly Through featured in this issue in an article on "Finding the Right Feeder for your Yard".

WildBird Magazine - September/October 2002
"Backyard Tips & Tricks" by Michael Lanzone.
Recommended in this article on how to choose
an appropriate feeder for the birds that visit
your yard. Included in their top 20 "Buyer's Guide"
of quality feeders.