I love teaching workshops and have had the pleasure of doing a few over the past 7 years. As things have shifted (within the world and my workspace) I have stepped back from teaching out of my home based studio and have also stepped back from teaching stained glass workshops. I am happy to announce that I have found an incredible space here in Airdrie, Alberta to teach at and will be launching my first ever mosaic workshop this month (March 2023)! If you are interested, please click here for more details! The workshop will be held at Complete Home Collective which is an incredible store in Airdrie and worth just stopping in at as well! April 2023 Update I...
Thank you for such a great year! As promised, we are donating 10% of our profits from July 2022 to year end. The donations for 2022 have been made to:
Mustard Seed Calgary
For 2023, our chosen charities are:
Foothills Hospital, Calgary Health Foundation - neurology unit
TBD - currently reviewing organizations within the arts and cultural area
I will be donating 10% of my profits annually and all donations will be made in December of each year. If you are interested in being reviewed for the annual donations or would like a piece of art donated to your charity, please contact me.
"Its not how much we give, but how much love we put in to giving"
It's the end of October and the holiday season is nearing. Christmas decor is hitting the shelves and markets have been scheduled. So I wanted to share my plans for the next few months:
Mid November - Holiday / Ornament Collection Launch
November 19 Oxford Market - 12-4pm, Bentley Alberta
November 26 Etsy / Found Market - 10am-4pm, Calgary, Alberta
December 2+3 Vend Market - 5-9pm (Friday) + 10am-4pm (Saturday), Calgary, Alberta
December 9-11 Market Collective - 4-9pm (Friday) + 10am-6pm (Saturday + Sunday), Calgary, Alberta
I hope to see you at some of these events!
"Christmas isn't a season, its a feeling."
Right now, its June 2022 and I have had some time to reflect on my business as work is slowing down for the summer. One of the items I have been reflecting on is my charitable contributions and the difference I can make in my community. In the past, I have donated a number of pieces to local organizations such as: Cerebral Palsy Alberta Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society Keys to Recovery Houston Figure Skating Club I am happy to donate my work and you can contact me directly for more details. Moving forward (July 2022 and on), I will be donating 10% of all of my profits to a few charities that mean something to me, my family and/or my local...
I often get asked what sort of tools you need to get started in stained glass. Well the list can go on and on the more you get in to the art, so here is a list of what you need to get started in the Tiffany/coper foil technique of stained glass: Stained Glass Tools Glass Cutters - I prefer the TOYO brand pistol grip style but you can always opt for the pencil grip, which is my dad's favourite. Mini Breakers/grozers pliers and running pliers - for snapping/breaking glass after its scored. Glass Grinder - I typically have a few grinders set up at one time with different sized drill bits. All of my grinders are old and can't be found anymore...