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“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 […]

Great West Window Completed

The Great West Window is completed! The entire 700 square foot window at First Presbyterian Church, Edmonton, Alberta was completely restored within 15 months and installed within 6 weeks. Way to go John and Warren! I will post more photos and details after we have a little break…. Laura

The Great West Window – Update

I’ve just got back from visiting the project at First Presbyterian Church, Edmonton. It was great to see how John and Warren are getting on; so far the 18 top traceries are just about completed, which has  involved a lot of finessing, but it looks fantastic. I like this photo because it shows just how […]

The Great West Window Installation

This is an exciting week for us! In a couple of days John and Warren will be heading off to Alberta to install the restoration project that we have been working on for over a year. Some of you may remember when I blogged about the removal of this window back in May last year […]

Commissioned Family Crests

                                      We are always intrigued when clients come to us with unique commissions. We especially love to create family crests which we know will be in the family well into the future. Here are two stories about […]

New Project for Sacred Heart Cathedral

                                On the easel this week John is finishing painting St. Margaret Mary Alocoque – I like this photo, note the intense concentration! This is the first of three new windows for Sacred Heart Cathedral in Kamloops, you may remember […]

St. Cecilia, A Burne – Jones Inspiration

St. Cecilia is one of the most famous Roman martyrs. It is believed that she had pledged a vow of virginity but was then forced to marry a Roman nobleman named Valerian, by her parents. At her wedding, she sat apart and sang to God in her heart and for this she was named patroness […]

Creation Commission

The theme of Creation lends itself beautifully to the commissioning of legacy stained glass artwork, with a rich source of flowing shape and colour to depict in this custom project. Our client had a wonderful vision in mind to honour the memory of his loving wife who had passed away due to cancer. She had […]

Inspired by a Visit to the BC Parliament Building.

                        All done! Our first project for mainland China will be shipped off next week. We’ve really enjoyed creating these windows which were inspired by an approximately 100 year old window in the BC Legislature building in Victoria. Our client visited there and enjoyed […]