Sami Odeh has lived at On Top of the World Communities for four years and has been an instructor of stained glass at Master the Possibilities Education Center (MTP) for 3 of those years. Sami’s stained glass work began as a hobby 15 years ago. He is self-taught and does his own stained glass designs. “It took me several years of trial and error to accomplish the success I am having today,” he says. Combining persistence with a keen eye for detail, Sami became very adept at creating wonderful stained glass pieces. Over time, he has managed to fill his home with his own art work.
Teaching the art of stained glass at MTP has given Sami the opportunity to share his vast knowledge of this art with the community and Ocala. “It is very satisfying to watch the students complete their stained glass projects and then to share their accomplishments with their loved ones”, Sami explains.