JoAnne Barbiaux Pohler is the owner of JoAnne's Stained Glass & Gallery since it's opening in 1979 in Truckee, California. Before becoming a full time glass artist, JoAnne was an artist who created pen and ink drawings, pencil graphics, oil paintings and watercolors. JoAnne was introduced to the beauty of art glass when she lived in LA and took a stained glass class in the early 1970's It wasn't until she lived in Truckee and shared a small studio space with Truckee River Sash and Door, that she decided to go into designing custom art glass for clients as a full time occupation. She has designed stained glass windows, sandblasted windows, and fused glass piece since that time. She, with her studio crew, fabricate many commissions throughout the area and country.