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A Reading from Homer – Fully Restored

The Restored Window Some of you may have seen the post I did a couple of months ago about the damage to this beautiful 100 year old window in a home in Shaughnessy and our removal of it for restoration. After we had got the damaged section back to our studio, we were able to […]

Shaughnessy Feature Entryway

We are really excited to unveil our new video! The Art of Stained Glass It’s filmed in collaboration with Cascade Metals who fabricate and supply the high quality lead and solder that we use. We featured the stages that went into creating our recent three window project which explores themes of good fortune, honour and longevity which […]

A Reading from Homer, Interrupted

We first saw this beautiful window 6 years ago when we were asked to completely restore and restructure it. At that time, it was constructed in one piece and was folding under its own weight. Luckily, we got to it before much of the glass was damaged and we were able to bring it to […]

Autumn In the Studio

  Hope you all had a great summer – it’s good to be back to the hustle of Autumn though! We’ve just started projects for several different churches, one of which is a sequence of twelve windows depicting scenes from the Old Testament. The designs are completed, shown here is a section of the Creation […]

Filming Day

  It was an awesome day at the studio on Friday! Artaban Productions were with us in conjunction with Cascade Metals (our lead supplier) filming all the stages that go into creating authentic traditional stained glass. Many thanks to Greg and Greg from Artaban for their professionalism and multiple angles, and to Mike from Cascade Metals for […]

Slightly Batty

  In Chinese culture the bat is considered a symbol of happiness and joy. Pictured is one of our decorative bats on the easel with a peach which represents longevity and unity. It’s been fascinating delving into the symbolism and cultural significance of multiple flora and fauna for our latest residential project. Getting the right decorative […]

Lotus Flowers on the Easel

  We’re really enjoying working on our current project for a beautiful Shaughnessy home in Vancouver built by Euro Canadian Construction. The three entrance way windows explore themes important to the family originally from China; symbolism for longevity, prosperity and strength of the family unit. Pictured on the easel is a section of the lotus […]

Kitchen Showpiece

  We really enjoyed this recent project with Jamie Banfield Interiors; we were asked to create three leaded panels for the lovely cabinet doors supplied by Jamie for a kitchen in a Vancouver residence.  Our custom design was Art Nouveau inspired to blend with other design elements within the home, and we chose a lightly […]

Richmond Residential Special

We really enjoy working to commission. It’s not to every artist’s taste, but we find it fascinating how a project evolves from the jump point suggested by a client or by our interaction with the client.  A perfect example is this recent two window commission for a residence in Richmond; our client loves the view […]

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, […]

Back in the Studio

It’s been great being back in the studio this month. After John being away installing in Edmonton for 6 weeks, he really enjoyed getting back to painting again. We’re nearing the final stage of a 2 window project for Sacred Heart Cathedral in Kamloops. One of the windows is completely fabricated and depicts Saint Margaret […]