Grape Illusions is what I call these crystal candlesticks that I engraved for the craft fair, they sold quite fast. I only engraved one bunch of grapes on the bottom of each candlestick and the reflections repeated all over the candle sticks creating an illusion that the grapes were engraved all around them. It was a neat effect that I really loved. And so did my customer. The image would appear and disappear as you moved around the candlesticks. I did get a good idea of what people really liked at this years craft faire and I will engrave accordingly for the next one.
Discovered glass engraving while attending the Interior Design Program at Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1986. While researching glass, found the guild of Glass Engravers in London, England.
Started engraving glass in 1986 as a hobby and began taking commissions over the years. Relocated to British Columbia in 1988 and engraved mirrors, window and cabinet panels for two local glass shops and completed numerous private commissions on diverse glassware.
Previous Gallery representation, Lloyd Gallery, Penticton, B.C. and the Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, gift shop.
Started an Engraving business out of my studio in Naramata B.C.
Located in the beautiful Okanagan Valley surrounded by orchards, vineyards and a lake, my tiny rustic studio sits on Naramata Creek at my home. Currently engraving heirloom, heartfelt pieces for private clients as well as decorative pieces for the interior design market.
Elected craft Member of the Guild of Glass Engravers. www.gge.org.uk The primary aims of the guild are to promote the highest standards of creative design and craftsmanship in glass engraving.