Our clients had recently purchased a 100+ year old home in Red Deer. The previous owner advised them that this home was called the “Hare House” and they left behind this old painting on a piece of wood titled “Hare House”
Our clients wanted this painting of the “Hare House” turned into a stained glass panel. The painting measured approximately 18 inches wide x 23 inches high.
Once again we enlisted the stained glass design skills of Martha Hanson at Paned Expressions Studios in Edgewood Maryland USA to design the stained glass panel from the “Hare House” painting.
We had an old piece of Bullseye #2105 for the evening sky and were able to match it across the panel. For the moon and border we located a quite old piece of Armstrong Glass. The upper leaves were made from Bullseye # 3212-30. The purple flowers on the left were from an old piece of Bullseye.
The hare was made from Oceanside/Spectrum Hawkwings and Youghiogheny 1313HS. The picket fence was constructed using English Muffle #4925 and the lettering from Black Waterglass.
The following photo is the painting, that was done many years ago by an unknown artist.
The next photo shows the pattern laid out with the border being made.
The next photo shows the panel already for soldering, after which we cleaned with Kwik Clean, used steel wool # 0000 to clean the solder lines and then applied Jax Black Pewter patina, cleaned again with Kwik Clean. Then the 1/2 inch zinc border came was attached with all panel joints soldered to the frame on both the front and back of the panel. Finally Clarity fine stained glass polish was applied to finish the panel.
The next photo is a close up of the Hare, although they don’t show up very well in a photo, for the 2 dots in the Hare’s eyes we used a white nail polish.
The last photo shows the bottom pieces being fitted and foiled.
Design by Paned Expressions Studios from a painting by an unknown artist
This Sloth measures approximately 6 inches wide x 5.5 inches high. We attached a poppy flower to it as our granddaughter Poppy wanted to give it to her teacher, who was retiring from teaching last June and who loved Sloths.
Designed by Flory Wilkins from stained glass internet like art
Our clients asked us if we could repair this beveled Polar Bear/Northern Lights panel, which measures approximately 40 inches wide x 14 inches high. Unfortunately the left side of the border came had pulled apart. Fortunately the panel did not get broken.
We carefully removed that piece of border came and then re-attached it to the panel as well as strengthen all of the solder seams on both sides/corners of the panel that butted up to the came.
The first picture shows the completed repair, after being cleaned with Kwik Clean and Clarity stained glass polish applied.
This is a very pretty panel. Most of the glass used for the northern lights was Spectrums Artiques along with Spectrums white waterglass. The Polar Bear is a Glassmith bevel cluster.
The following photo shows where the left side came had come loose from the panel.
Polar Bear Bevel Cluster by Glassmith Studios
This Zebra panel was commissioned for Christmas 2017 and measured 10 inches wide x 14 inches high. We fortunately still had some Spectrum Baroque #BR 6000 – Black/White/Clear for the 4 corners and for the rest of the frame we had a discontinued piece of Spectrum #4000-9SF Black/Clear.
We used Spectrum #1009W Black Waterglass for the Zebra’s black lines and Spectrum #200CC Corsica Pot White Opal for the white portions. For the nose and ears we used Bullseye Charcoal Grey Double Rolled #1129.
The background glass was Spectrum #823.92 Teal Green Swirled with White Wispy. The frame is 3/8 inch zinc came, drilled very carefully with key chain rings inserted for the hanging chain,
When making panels we use the Morton Layout Block System and we use a metal square to ensure that the panel is square, as well as making sure corner to corner measurements are exactly the same.
Original Design by Chantal Pare with some slight modifications by Flory Wilkins
A client in Calgary has had this Elephant suncatcher for many years, unfortunately the thin wire hanging rings that were attached to the outside foil eventually came apart from the sunshine window heat.
Luckily the piece was rescued before falling and breaking. We then soldered fine silver chain into the reverse seams, followed by patina touch up, cleaning (Kwik Clean) and polishing (Clarity Stained Glass Finishing Compound).
The Elephant measures approximately 12 x 12 inches. The original unknown stained glass artist did a great job in using Spectrum’s Glass, unfortunately with the soon closing of The Spectrum Glass Company their glass will eventually no longer be available.