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Restoration at St John’s Shaughnessy

Restored window at St. John’s, Shaughnessy A few weeks ago I blogged about John removing a window in need of restoration from St John’s Shaughnessy.  We have recently re-installed the restored window and I thought you might be interested to see more about the process we went through to make it structurally sound and beautiful again. […]

A Touch of Glass

Today I feel like a kid in a candy store (or a sweet shop as we called it in the UK)! We’re placing an order for handmade mouth blown glass made by Lamberts in Germany, and we have the nearly impossible task of choosing from their range of approximately 5000 different colours and types. For those […]

Lunch and Lecture

Yesterday we had a lovely afternoon chatting with the Epiphany Sacred Arts Guild. It was the third time that they have invited us to do a “Ted Talk” style presentation about the creation of new stained glass works and the restoration and preservation of existing windows. As always, we received a warm welcome complete with […]

Restoration for Shaughnessy Church

  We recently removed a window for restoration from St. John’s Anglican Church, Shaughnessy. It’s an interesting design with an unusual painting style and was created in the 50’s. The window is badly bowing, likely due to the original installation method used, and John is pictured here removing the copious amount of rock hard 60 […]

Asian Theme for the Lunar New Year

Tying in nicely with the Chinese New Year, I’ve been working on a new design for a beautiful home here in Vancouver. The project is three entryway windows composed of elements which are important to the family; symbols of good fortune, honour and longevity in Chinese culture. The majority of the imagery is derived from […]

Cecilia, Featured on The Creators Vancouver

Another beautiful article by The Creators Vancouver, featuring our St. Cecilia window in memory of a very special couple. http://creatorsvancouver.com/cecilias-window/

17th Window in the Clerestory Series

                    We’re currently working on our 17th window in the clerestory series for St. Mary’s Anglican Church in Kerrisdale, Vancouver. This time it’s the turn of St. Cecilia, who is always lovely to depict. Due to the dimensions of the window, we chose a violin as […]

New Windows for Sacred Heart Cathedral

                                    John was off again earlier this week for another installation, this time only as far as Sacred Heart Cathedral, Kamloops – what we now think of as a short 4 hour drive! He installed two new windows, […]

Details of the Great West Window Installation

I was recently asked about the installation at First Presbyterian Church, Edmonton, which John completed over 6 weeks this summer – I was gently reminded that I had promised a post with more details! So, apologies for the delay….here we go…. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all involved in this project […]

“The Way of Beauty” Exhibition

This weekend I visited the Epiphany Sacred Art Guild’s exhibition at St Jude’s parish in Vancouver. The exhibition is titled “The Way of Beauty” and there is certainly plenty of that to be seen! Members of the Guild (ourselves included) each exhibit pieces that celebrate the traditional and vibrant art forms of iconography, calligraphy, oil painting, […]