Vera R. Sattler has been actively working in the glass industry since 1946. She studied in W. Berlin, Germany through a 3-year apprenticeship (1946-1949), in designing and painting of Stained Glass Windows, and also attended various art and trade schools in Berlin and has a B.S. from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.
From 1964 to 1977 she worked for the now closed Detroit Stained Glass Works, Detroit, Michigan. Sattler has done work for many private collectors and interior decorators, in stained glass, acrylics, collages and copper enameling, watercolors, slumped and fused glass. She has also designed and completed many major glass commissions for religious and public buildings in Michigan.
Sattler taught adult education at Birmingham High School, Birmingham-Bloomfield Art Association, and St. Clair College, Chatham, Ontario, Canada. Her works have been shown at the Ohio Art Museum, Toledo, Ohio and the Detroit Institute of Arts and Habatat Gallery in Lathrup Village, Southfield, Michigan.
She has participated in the following exhibits and juried shows:
Southfield Art Show 1967 (first prize for 10 Commandments in glass), Special showing of stained glass only at the main branch of the Detroit Public Library; Oak Park Library 1967 juried show; Wayne State University, Art Education Show 1972; One-women show at the Library of the University of Detroit 1975; Special Stained Glass Show 1975, Habatat Gallery, Three person show at Habatat Gallery 1979; 6th National Small Painting Exhibition, Mullaly-Matisse Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan; A Company of Women 84, Winter Haven, Florida; Women's Caucus for Art, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA; Florida Center for Contemporary Art, Tampa, FL 1985; Brevard Art Center & Museum, North Branch, 1986; Southeastern Watercolorists III, Deland, Florida 1985; Brevard Art Center & Museum Member's Show 1986; Grumbacher Gold Medal Award for watercolor; Florida Craftsman invitational at the Ormond Beach Memorial Gardens and Museum 1987-1990; Group Show at the Artisans Gallery, Great Neck, NY 1992; Michigan Glass Invitational 1991-1994.
Her work is presently shown in the most prestigious galleries in America and exclusively in the Florida Keys at Gingerbread Square Gallery in Key West.