This project consisted of 11 fused glass panels that were created to fit into a custom made Greene & Greene style light fixture. The client wanted the glass to capture the feel of the ocean (which is just down the street from the house) with cool colors and swirling shapes.
Each panel is part … of a complete design that encompasses all four sides and the bottom panels as well. Cobalt and midnight blue eddies of color created focal points on each of the sides and in the center panel of the bottom that the other colors radiate out from and towards.
Areas of raked glass (the glass is heated to a near molten state in my kiln and I then rake across the surface with a metal tool) add to the organic feel of the piece. The raked pieces were created during separate firings. As some of these sections traverse two panels, they were created as a single piece and then divided and finally added to the assembly of each panel. The panels were fired and then sized to match the wooden blank created for each opening and finally fire-polished one more time in the kiln.
When the panels were finished, they were numbered and installed using silicone into the frame of the light fixture. Finding the best light source was something of a challenge that the client solved by using flat LED panels that set flush against the top and illuminated the piece without hot spots or heat build up. The size and weight of the piece required hanging it from a sturdy beam using substantial leather straps. The completed piece is a new take on a classic Arts and Crafts style light fixture.
1ft Sq stained glass version of our logo
by Christopher Breen Mar 30th 2013
Caron Art Class was fantastic during the production of our logo. We love it, and it's added both a fun and professional feel to our office. It expresses the kind of business that we are. Highly recommend CAG!
glass table top
by Pat L. Feb 18th 2013
Michelle was great, prompt communication and answers to my questions. The glass, shipped from Hawaii to Vancouver arrived intact and on time. She created exactly what I was looking for and I would definitely use her again for another project.
A glass suncatcher
by Juliane D. Jun 11th 2012
The vendor was very professional and communicated frequently about the project. The piece was beautiful, affordable, arrived quickly and was carefully packaged. I would definitely do business with this vendor again!
Stained Glass piece for insertion in vintage lead lamp shade
by Jim W. May 24th 2012
The piece created was made exactly as I described it. The quality of the work clearly shows years of professional experience. I would recommend this vendor to anyone interested in receiving a quality custom-made art glass product at a reasonable value.