This was the first panel that we ever made for one of our daughters back in 2001. We had obtained some neat glass while in Arizona during the winter months from 1999 to 2001. The panel was about 7 x 10 inches.
Design by Donna Clark and Jona Vian
After Shaw TV Red Deer showed on network TV the YouTube video of our studio, we were most fortunate to obtain a wedding present commission for an octagonal light house which was eventually shipped to the town of S. Freeport on the USA seaboard coast in the State of Maine. Now that the wedding is over, here is the construction story. In addition we overlaid glass on this panel. This 1st photo shows the beginning of construction of this panel which measures about 19 inches in size.
For the outer edge of the panel, we used bone white Wissmach (51LL) and the black was a very neat Uroboros Fibroid Textured U-70-56-90.
Construction continues in the next photo, with Spectrum Black Waterglass used in the lighthouse. In addition Spectrum Glass was used for the sky, yellow light rays, aqua water, roads, reds and some of the base. Wissmach 502D was also used for the land around the base of the light house. Uroboros U 65-145 for the green hills and Youghiogheny YO-5502SP for the sand dunes.
In this photo construction of the panel is nearing completion and close to being ready for soldering.
The following picture the panel has been soldered and cleaned ready for black patina to be applied after taking steel wool (#0000) to the solder lines.
Then a 1/2 inch zinc came edging was attached and joined to all of the panels solder joints, with more cleaning and patina applied. For the light house light we used very fine wire soldered into the adjoining seams. Then the panel was polished and cleaned and once that was done to our satisfaction we then applied the numbers, lettering and small windows on the light house and side building. These were are cut from Spectrum’s black cathedral glass and bonded to the panel using E 6000 glue. The 2, 1 & 3 were all one piece of glass and the 0 was 2. The J’s were one piece of glass and the ampersand was 4 pieces. Having a Taurus 3 Ring Saw allows us to do this fine work and complete it on a Glastar All Star Grinder using 1/8 inch grinding head.
The panel was successfully packaged and shipped to Maine in time for the wedding. The panel will now hang in their home located in New York City, USA
Adaption of original design by Paned Expression Studios by Flory & Bob Wilkins
Many years ago we made our first Great Horned Owl which was commissioned by clients who live in Toronto, Ontario.
They recently moved this piece of stained glass to their country home north of Toronto. The picture shows the Great Horned Owl hanging in it’s new location. Our clients also have the Great Blue Heron and the Mountain Lion hanging in their country home
As stained glass artists are always very pleased to see our work many years after it was completed and still in pristine condition and so much apart of peoples homes and lives.
Design by Rob Torres
We were asked if we would donate a piece of our work to The Central Alberta Constituencies – Wildrose – Classic – Golf – Tournament held on July 18, 2013 at Alberta Springs Golf Course located near Red Deer Alberta as a silent auction fun raising item.
We made this oval piece highlighted with Spectrum’s Pearl Opal Blue Yonder for the water, along with their Thunderhead for mountains and Inferno for the sunset sky. For the tree we used Uroboros Heringbone Granite Ripple with a Kokomo green amber surrounding the water. As the golf course is located close to Sylvan Lake we called this “Lake Sunset”
Design by Carolyn Kyle