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Valerie Quade

Stained Glass Artist

Valerie Quade, born in Oakland, California, grew up in Raleigh North Carolina.  At age 22, she returned to California, to Los Angeles to pursue acting. During this period she earned an Associate of Arts degree from Santa Monica College. In addition, she earned a BA degree in Journalism from California State University Northridge(CSUN). During college, Valerie studied photography, film making, and ceramics.  Meanwhile, Valerie fell into real estate sales to supplement her living, a talent she had yet to explore.  

In 2008 at age 40, Valerie moved to the Bay Area to start over after eighteen years pursuing a film career along with her fledgling career in Real Estate.  In 2015, she continued her career in Real Estate by creating a brokerage firm, My Housing Wizard, where she continues to serve home buyers and sellers in San Francisco's East Bay area.

In 2018, Valerie began attending stained glass classes at The Stained Glass Garden in Berkeley as an outlet to her busy real estate business. She quickly fell in love with the process and began making pieces. Valerie welcomes you to her gallery by sharing the beauty of stained glass and other art forms. Come visit and watch her own works evolve.