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Valentine’s Day February 2016

Happy Valentine’s Day 2016 here are some items we have made over the years for Valentine’s Day gifts.

ValentineinGlassILoveYouwithPinkRose

Design by Glassmagic, Snohomis, WA

RedHeartOrnament

Design by Marianne Crivellaro

WovenHearts2005

Designer Barbara Lucas, Lucas Classical Glass,Chippewa Falls WI

TearDropHeart

We believe the original design was by Chris Rich

Hand Hills Grain Elevator December 2015

For Christmas 2015 we were commissioned to make this grain elevator.

StainedGlassHandHillsElevatorNovember2015

Our clients father in law purchased this grain elevator located in East Central Alberta a number of years ago and painted it John Deere Green & Yellow colors.

They wanted a  replica of the elevator in stained glass that they could actually put wheat in from the farm.

The roof on the top is removable to allow this, we added 2 small nails soldered into the removable roof to provide stability when handling to prevent the roof from slipping off.

We used Spectrum’s new clear Barnwood glass along with Spectrum’s green and yellow.

The elevator is approximately 12 inches high x 6 inches wide and 4 inches deep. It takes time and lots of patience to solder together but the end result is quite stunning.

StainedGlassHandHillsElevatorNovember2015

Design by Lucinda Doran & Joy Bamford

Butterflies December 2015

We have clients who commission us each Christmas to come up with an unique suncatcher stained glass gift item for their grandchildren. This year we made these 12 butterflies using Youghiogheny Heads & Tails glass.

StainedGlassButterflies2015

Design by Flory Wilkins

 

 

Cat in Glass – Shiner October 2015

A stained glass panel for the memory of Shiner a long time favourite cat of Tena one of our daughters who lives in Central Alberta.

StainedGlassShinerOctober2015

This panel measures approximately 12 inches wide by 7 inches high.

Shiner was designed from the following photograph by our good friend Vicki Stevens who is wonderful at putting pets into stained glass.

Shiner02

Design by Vicki Stevens with some modifications by Flory Wilkins

 

 

Alberta Welcome – Red Deer Alberta – The Gaetz Memorial United Church

In the late fall of 2014, we were asked to see what we could do for a large church window for “The Gaetz Memorial United Church” in downtown Red Deer Alberta. The church recently installed new main entrance doors, with 2 large windows above these doors.

The church committee provided us with sketch design concept. We once again enlisted the stained glass design experts at Paned Expressions Studios Inc. in Edgewood Maryland USA ( http://www.panedexpressions.com ). Martha Hanson and her design team came up with the “Alberta Welcome” design. These 2 panels each measured approximately 6 feet wide by slightly over 2 feet high for a total of some 25+ sq ft of stained glass and contain nearly 600 pieces of glass.

In the construction of these windows we used a variety of beautiful art glass including Armstrong, Bullseye, Kokomo, Spectrum, Uroboros, Wissmach and Youghiogheny

The windows were a memorial gift from one of the congregation members.

AlbertaWelcomeLeftPanel2015

Design by Paned Expressions Studios

This is the left panel of “Alberta Welcome”. The concept was to show a sweeping design across Alberta and as the windows faced south it was perfect to do this. On the left side of the left panel are located the Cypress Hills of South Eastern Alberta along with a lake in that area, our famous Alberta Roses, and the badlands near the Drumheller area. A road  was designed to run up to a church located within the rolling fields of wheat and canola. The blue piece can be visioned as either a flax field or one of many sloughs located in this area.

The unfortunate part is that we are unable to get a full photograph of both windows together. The reason being that there is a staircase descending  to the front doors on the left side with a wall on the right side, then another set of stairs descending to the church basement.

Design by Paned Expressions Studios

The right panel picture had to be taken from the descending stairs into the church basement which distorts the view somewhat. The 2 panels were designed to flow together therefore some of the crop land and parkland continued into the slopes of forest and foothills rising to the mountains. The mountain is Mt. Rundle located in Banff National Park with its reflection in Vermillion lakes and is a world famous sight to see in our Rocky Mountains west of Calgary, Alberta.

StainedGlassAlbertaWelcomeMay2015

Design by Paned Expressions Studios

To give you an idea as to the scope of this stained glass window here is a picture of them together as they are above the doors of the church, however as stated above not a true indication as to how they look.

If you are ever in Red Deer a visit to the church would be very worthwhile, not only to see “Alberta Welcome” but the church sanctuary which has some of the largest and most beautiful old stained glass windows in Central Alberta.

We are grateful for the opportunity to do this window for the Gaetz Memorial United Church located at 4758 Ross Street in downtown Red Deer.

This “Alberta Welcome” would not have been possible with the outstanding help and design talents of Martha Hanson and her team at Paned Expressions Studios Inc.

 

 

 

 

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