Beveled Harvest Wheat Panel

This is a beveled panel using GST colored wheat bevels. The panel measures approximately 23 inches by 33 inches. This panel is going to be mounted in a light box in a new kitchen renovation for a home in Central Alberta.

 

We finished this panel and it was picked up by our clients on February 17/11.  Due to our northern location and low sun it was difficult to get a good picture

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Designed by Bob & Flory Wilkins

Finished Panel in our front window.

Our front window has bars between the glass which provide our home with a cottage look and feel but they show shadows on any glass we take pictures of in this south facing window.

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Here is the Harvest Wheat Panel all ready for soldering.

Harvest Wheat Panel Progression picture # 3

This is picture # 2 of the ongoing progress in building this panel.

This is the first picture of the construction process.

The Blending of Two Cultures

We were commissioned to make the panel as a wedding present. Our clients brother who is Irish married a lady from Egypt. We put a beveled Irish Claddagh in the center of the panel, with 2 Egyptian Ankh’s, with the pyramids behind then tied everything together with Irish Celtic knots. We used Emerald Isle English Muffle glass for the Shamrock and borders. This panel measured 20 x 16 inches. This panel was completed in early 2011.

  Designed by Flory Wilkins

Restored Tiffany Style Lamp

This Tiffany Style Lamp was damaged during home renovations. We replaced the broken pieces, cleaned and repolished the lamp. It was well made in Ontario some 40 years ago and is an heirloom family piece and our client was most thankful that we could fix and restore it to it’s original beauty.

Final Repaired Lamp

Broken Area

Repair Job

Beware of the Cat!

When we saw this tiger design in the Winter 2000 Edition of Glass Patterns Quarterly we knew that we had to make it. This was the first large panel we made and the panel measures 20 x 28 inches. We used a darker background which makes this Bengal Tiger appear more menacing. No matter how large the room is he is always looking at you. With the use of protruding wire whiskers and foil overlay stripes makes him appear very real. He has been featured on several websites in Canada and the USA and hangs in our living room. A truly one of a kind piece of stained glass that we have enjoyed everyday for many years.

Designed by: Leslie Gibbs

Historic Markerville Church Windows

In 2006 Markerville’s Lutheran Church was pounded by a devastating hail storm. Laurie Chilibeck of Sylvan Lake wanted to help and together with us, transformed broken stained glass into two stained glass inserts for the church’s foyer. These beautiful creations were dedicated during the 100th anniversary of the church on June 16, 2007. This Historic Church is now an official Provincial Historic Resource.

Designed by: Bob & Flory Wilkins & Laurie Chilibeck

When Laurie Chilibeck of Sylvan Lake heard about the devastation from the 2006 hail storm in Markerville, she knew there was only one way to help that community. Through her talent and vision, she took the broken pieces of antique stained glass from the Church and together with her fellow stained glass artists, Bob & Flory Wilkins of Innisfail, put them back together in a statement of their survival. After many hours of cutting and assembly, two stained glass window inserts were created for the foyer of the Markerville Church. These beautiful creations will be dedicated during the 100th anniversary of the Church on June 16, 2007.

One window has red glass in the beveled cross, signifying the blood of Christ, a reminder of the suffering and sacrifice of the Son of Man. This window also has etched Praying Hands in the large bevel representing our prayers to God.

The other window has purple glass in the beveled cross, symbolizing Royality; God the Father, Emblematic of suffering and endurance. Christ was believed to have worn purple garments before his crucifixion. This window has an etched descending Dove representing the Holy Spirit and Peace and our Blessings from God.

The original church stained glass windows were comprised of the colors of blue, amber and green. We divided the pieces equally between the new windows and by assembling the broken shapes, created these two designs for the 100th anniversary of Markerville’s Historic Church.

We would like to extend a big thank you to Robert Bryce our master wood worker friend from Innisfail, who installed these windows for us.

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