Canadian made glassworks feature pieces from amazing and creative artists across the country. If you know of any glassworks made in Canada please forward the information so I can add them to the site.
Canadian Made Glassworks
Fall River, NS
Fall River based glass artist, Lori Nason of Fused Glass Diva, has been honing techniques in reversed enamel painting on fused glass for over a decade. Traditionally, reverse painting on glass is a “cold art” form of applying oil paint to glass and then turning the glass over to look through the glass at the image. Lori creates a modern twist to this ancient art form by using glass enamels and adding 1400F! Layers of glass, multiple stages of enameling, in combination with heat and gravity, result in intensely coloured animated glass designs with a quirky folk-art physicality.
Quadra Island, BC
I started melting glass in 2004 when I was 18 and haven’t stopped since! The interest turned into an addiction and a love for the fire and molten glass and endless possibilities, nothing stopping me from creating whatever I please. In the beginning I got to stand and watch one of my first glass mentors in his studio, paying hourly of course. I soaked up the information and then attempted the impossible once I got back to my “studio” in the forest.
My studio first consisted of a makeshift bench over the sink in an old camper on the back of my dad’s property. I couldn’t stand up, but I could melt glass and it was on!
Born in Toronto Ontario, Cathy Murchison/Krolikowski now calls Point Prim Prince Edward Island home, where her family roots go back many generations to the Selkirk settlers from the Isle of Skye in Scotland, thus the name Kro In The Skye Art Studio. Her art studio and gallery overlook the beautiful Northumberland Strait on ancestral land just a mile from the historical Point Prim Lighthouse where her grandfather was a keeper for 35 years, She finds no shortage of inspiration from the natural surroundings at her doorstep in this breathtaking place she calls home. Cathy has been creating and selling her artwork for over 30 years. Part of the glassworks made in Canada directory.
In 1994 I created my own studio, Armstrong Glassworks. Since that time I’ve devoted myself to exploring new designs and challenging the form and materials in different directions.
I love where I live and I love what I do…that makes me feel like it’s all connected and important. I strive to keep my designs clean, organic, tactile and true. Part of the glassworks made in Canada directory.
I am a professional glass blower living just outside of Vancouver BC. I love the heat, I love the smells (is that weird?), I love the sounds, I love the challenge and the process, I love the danger, I love the failures and the successes. I am at peace in the glass studio. IT SETS MY SOUL ON FIRE. I have followed this passion for over 15 years and have been fortunate enough to make a full time living of it in production studios for many of those years.
Tara Blown Glass was the beginning of my own work, a production line that can keep my passion thriving and enable me to be there for my two young children through self employment. With life and glass, I am driven by the idea that happiness can be chosen, that a sense of humour brings about a positive perspective and the people and the environment we surround ourselves with contribute to our well being. I strive to evoke positive vibes through bright colours, functionality, simplicity, and often times healing pieces. I hope those vibes shine thru.
Old Town Glassworks is a workers cooperative that has been creating beautiful recycled glassware from rescued bottles on the shores of Great Slave Lake since 1994. We use original northern patterns by local artists. Part of the Canadian made glassworks directory.
I first tried lampworking in the fall of 1999, at Metamorphosis Glass in Union Bay, BC. Seeing the awesome work being done by the studio owner Neal Kuellmer, and other great Vancouver Island lampworkers, I became quickly obsessed with glass. I continued to travel 5 hours each way as many weekends as I could, and by the following spring, quit my job printing newspapers and moved to Union Bay to further my new obsession. Part of the Canadian made glassworks directory.
Crescent Beach, BC
Welcome to Sun and Solder, where handmade stained glass and glass creations are lovingly created and made available to you. We use all recycled materials for packing and shipping. Please let us know if it’s a gift so we can include a card and pretty up your parcel!
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Together with her husband James Clark, a showroom and workshop have been set up on their acreage near Cupar. Through the generous support they have received she is able to employ people from the community at Berting Glass Ltd. Part of the glassworks made in Canada directory.
Born & raised in California’s central Valley, I attended California State University, Chico. While earning my degree in Business Information Systems, I took glassblowing as an elective, and never looked back. In early 2017 I married my wonderful wife and settled in Vancouver, BC. I currently run my practice Dougherty Glassworks out of Terminal City Glass Co-op, while also working as the Studio Manager there. Part of the Canadian made glassworks directory.
SNL Creations is the result of an idea and dreams …. and much effort too. For the most part, it is a one woman show. While it’s always fun to dream, the majority of my time is spent as a maker.
To me, working with the beauty of glass is magical. I’m fascinated to see how light and surrounding color brings glass to life. Lately, I am enjoying working with multifaceted glass to create sculptural pieces. These are designed to hang freely in space, thus providing ease of movement. Through the process of reflection and refraction, the interplay of light (especially from the sun), surrounding colors and movement of glass provides a show that’s both joyful and mesmerizing to watch. Part of the glassworks made in Canada directory.
Keith Walker now toils away in his studio. Facing intense temperatures and battling an unforgiving medium, Walker emerges with your project, ready to cool and receive its finishing touches. Amazing glassworks made in Canada.
As luck would have it, a wrong turn on campus landed Canadian Glass Artisan Sarah Mulligan in the glass hot shop of the School of Craft and Design at Sheridan College. She was fascinated by the grittiness of the process yet the beautiful fluid nature of the medium of molten glass. That very day she enrolled and has been working with hot glass ever since.
Sarah’s body of work is comprised of both blown and fused glass, which both display elements of simple design, attention to detail, and exhibit an affinity of the natural world. Part of the Canadian made glassworks directory.