Installed or Free-hanging
Stained Glass affects people! It can take our breath away! It is the jewelry on our heritage houses and personal expression in contemporary homes. It is one of the handcrafts associated with quality. In the same way that the glow of beautiful wood warms a room, glass makes the quality of light visible - altering the very mood of a space. This is one reason it is in places of worship and has been used as a metaphor for Spirit or Soul. It has also been used to commemorate events and people, those just born, married or who have left an indellible mark as they pass on.
Here are a few of the hundreds of commissions I have had the pleasure to create. Every project presents unique challenges and opportunities! If you have an idea, call me!
The PEACE PILLAR
The PEACE PILLAR sits outside in the Peace Garden of a private school. To make it weather proof, and tamper proof, I laminated stained glass to the inside of thick tempered glass sheets with Bohle 2-part silicone and set each panel into a custom made stainless steel frame. The sculpture depicts birds in foliage, representing diversity, unity, and symbiosis. The words say, "PEACE - it takes all of us working together". This technique required conscious use of opalescent and transparent glass to allow the natural light shining through multiple layers to create visual complexity.
Dining Room windows - this photo shows 5 of the 6 panels - shown before the installation of the final panel, allowing you to see that the windows of the neighbour's house are only a few feet away! In this case a trompe l'oeil vase of roses sits in front of Arts and Craft style windows that match the era of this home.
This family's love of butterflies is delightfully expressed in the upper windows of the Family Room!
I took my inspiration for the peacock feather pattern from the gorgeous ironwork of the original fireplace for these reproduction transoms between the Living Room and Foyer.
Coloured or clear, glass brings magic to the light that enters your front hall.
Many homes have narrow vertical windows beside the front door. These are called sidelights. Windows above doors and windows are called transoms. Both are perfect places to install stained glass. The glass can provide privacy without collecting dust like curtains. The first thing you see when you arrive home can express YOU in subtle or exuberent ways.
Dragonfly transom over front door approximately 2'x7'
Celebrate and Commemorate with glass!
Matthews Hall, Rosemary Sloot Art Award approximately 3'x14'
Each year a child receives the RS Sloot Art Award, and they are given a framed limited edition giclee print of this stained glass, and their name is added to the other recipients' names.
Surround yourself with what you love!
Who brings out the best in you?!
Let your imagination run wild!
Rose Window Stained Glass
WEDNESDAY CLASSES ANYONE?
Sunday, Oct 27th, 2013
Well, October/November Monday CLASSES are fully booked, but a few people are interested in Wednesdays - I have room for 3 more!
Would like to begin in early November which is SOON! Please call me or write if you are interested!
My Painted Glass can be ordered on ETSY
Monday, Oct 21st, 2013
I am available to paint custom medallions for YOUR stained glass projects. Some examples are now on ETSY. https://www.etsy.com/shop/rosewindow
I have an ETSY shop!
Monday, Sep 23rd, 2013
Yep it's true. I just set it up and posted some painted glass you can purchase and build in to your own stained glass windows! I show samples and invite custom orders. Here is the link https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/rosewindow
RELOCATING TO NOVA SCOTIA!!
Wednesday, Jun 26th, 2013
Rose Window will close in London Ontario and reopen near Halifax in beautiful Nova Scotia as of July 1, 2013!!
Tell your friends out east to look for me!
My website will remain the same and I will be maintaining contacts in London so consider me if you are thinking of hiring a Stained Glass Artist!!
Kathy Jordan and Ken Leap!
Sunday, Jan 20th, 2013
What a great weeklong intensive workshop that was! I learned a lot! I am also newly inspired to learn to paint classic portraits on glass. I will post the paintings that I did in the course on my blog!
September 2012 CLASSES!!
Saturday, Aug 25th, 2012
Sign up now!!
MONDAYS beginning September 10!
Rose Window has a Facebook Page!
Friday, May 18th, 2012
NEW Member of Coloured Pencil Society of Canada!
Monday, Aug 29th, 2011
NEW Flickr page!
Monday, Aug 29th, 2011
Thursday, Sep 10th, 2009
Visit my blog often! I will post a new drawing and comments often!
The blog can be accessed through the Creativity Coaching pages of my website - the link is at the top of that page!