We made this Noel for Christmas 2013 and photographed it with a winter wonderland background. If we remember correctly it was a sunny Alberta day but very cold.
Original design by Alee Soderman-Zurcher & James Zurcher with changes by Flory Wilkins
We have Ravens all year round here in Central Alberta. They are quite the characters except when they raid garbage bags on pickup day, as they can make quite a mess. This one was made with Spectrum’s Black Waterglass and Black Cathedral and measures approximately 6 inches wide by 8 inches high. The solder lines were left silver to enhance the outline of each piece as black glass does not allow any light to show through.
We just made this White Raven (everyone knows that Raven’s are Black, however White Ravens exist but are rare and considered sacred, much like the White Spirit Bears) for The White Raven Emporium located in Didsbury Alberta. Cheryl Sword is the owner, who represents a number of high end artists in many mediums including our stained glass. White Raven has been in business for 8 1/2 years, open 10.00 AM – 5.30 PM Tuesday to Friday and Saturday from 10.00 AM – 5 PM.
Cheryl featured our stained glass in her store during the 2009 Wellspring Visual ArtNetwork Association – Art Walk and ever since has continued to support us and sell our stained glass items.
In addition to Windows of the West Stained Glass, The White Raven Emporium also features these wonderful and very talented artists:
Lody Van Den Berg – Wood art including his well know Birdhouses, Wall Art and Furniture.
Blaine Smith – Diamond Willow Furniture
David Todd – Otter Pottery
Barbara Bell – Pottery, Paintings, Paper Collage
Darlene Musser – Pewter and Crystal Wands
Patrick Davis – Paintings
Ken Chow – Photography
Natalie Von Raven – Paintings
Kim Pollard – Paintings
Darlene Moore – Paintings
Mary Frost – Paverpol
Karen Jones – Off The Top Creations Jewellery
and a few more….
If you are looking for that unique Christmas gift then the art works, handcrafted by all of these artists can be yours when you shop at The White Raven Emporium for those special people on your Christmas gift list.
We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year.
Here is a hummingbird we made this fall for the Wild Bird Store located in Calgary. We used a Spectrum iridescent green for the wings and tail feathers. In order to provide longevity for this bird, strengthening braid was soldered in against the bottom of the body and beak.
Design by Jenova Moseley & Geneva Perkins