Commissions and Custom Orders
Once I discovered glass fusing I realised that the possibilities were endless. We can create pieces with amazing, brilliant colours or elegant, subdued colours that will enhance your living space.
You can order TABLE WARE such as plates, serving dishes, dessert bowls, or sushi sets that is just for you! You decide on size, colour and style and I will make it for you. Each piece is hand made and variations are to be expected. All fused glass table ware is food safe and meant to be used. However, glass is more sensitive to temperature fluctuations than ceramic so avoid microwave use.
It will take three to five weeks to finish your order. click here
FOR YOUR WEDDING
Are you familiar with the Unity Sand Ceremony wherein a couple pours two different colours of sand into a vase to symbolize their coming together? You can create a similar symbol but instead of sand we use glass.
A truly memorable moment for the new couple is when they choose the colours for their piece. Together the colours form a swirl representing the dance of life. Now you think, how is that possible to do this with glass?
Glass also comes in granulates as small as powders. To work with this fine glass it is almost like creating a sand painting. The difference is that the art work will be fused and becomes solid glass.
Together at my studio we make a fused glass piece that is either a bowl, a platter, or something of your choice for that special event in your life.
It will take about one week from the time you come to my studio until the glass is fired. click here
The dance of life comes to end. When a loved one passes we find ways to honour their memory and to keep a part of them close to us. A memorial piece, typically a six inch bowl, includes a small amount of your loved one’s ashes mixed into powdered glass. The powdered glass “crackles” during fusing and the ashes can then be seen through the glass when the bowl is held up to the light. If you wish I can include a swirl representing the cycle of life, or any other religious symbol, or no design just two or three different colours.
A six inch bowl including the ashes, sitting on a hand made satin pillow is $ 150.00
A variety of colours are available. It takes up to three weeks to complete the order.
The wooden box is made by Dean Raiche and has to be ordered seperately. click here
Glass lends itself for back splashes.
Do not think in tiles – this is an art studio and we can go as creative as you like.
An architectural project will take more time, depending on the design and size of the project. click here
WINDOW PANELS FOR KITCHEN, BATHROOM or CLOSETS
For custom orders of panels and dishware, I can work with any colour in designs modern to postmodern, with abstract to realistic representation depending the style of your home.
I have a few samples at my studio. click here
The photos below are of a commission I received for a house at the West side of Okanagan Lake. There is a plum tree in front of the house and the customer asked for plums and Oregon grape design in the ‘Arts and Crafts’ style, but with a contemporary twist. I made some samples in different techniques and drawings for the client to view. At the same time there was some collaboration with Carolina Sanchez de Bustemante, who did ceramic tiles. The carpenter placed the glass and did the finishing work. Photos of front door and cabinet doors are by Yuri Akuney.
Sometimes it is a lost cause – but sometimes it is not.
Let me know what is broken and I will see if I can fix it! click here