Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Crane on the Beach

This is a crane that seemed to sit on my bench for years...over three hundred pieces, framed in zinc and probably the most ambitious piece I had attempted up to this point. It took many hours to complete over a five year period.

Flock of Seagulls

I love making these little statues. Using a piece of driftwood I put to flight a flock of seagulls. I saw a sculpture of a huge flock of birds on vacation one year and decided that I wanted to do something similar with a flare for Newfoundland...seagulls and driftwood!!!

Shine so bright...

I have a really good friend that lives in Texas. We met back in 1972 and reunited a few years back. She is a wonderful woman who is a big part of my life...deep in the heart of Texas!

Falling and Flying

I used to wonder who would want to jump out of a perfectly good airplane. Well, a friend of mine from Montreal does and he is surprisingly well adjusted. Someday maybe I will get up my nerve to jump out of an airplane but not today. I made this piece for him as a Christmas gift a couple of years back. The yellow glass comes from a church window from Nova Scotia I picked up at an antique store in Portugal Cove Newfoundland. The piece is now in Montreal.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Circles and Stripes

The daughter of a good friend of mine was moving into a small apartment and I wanted to give her and her boyfriend something unique to hang in their window. I chose to use stripes and circles and the colours I chose were earthy and natural. The brown stripes were a glass I have used on a few other pieces before and the amber tints a dramatic when held to the light.

Using Agates

Over the years I have purchased and been given many agates and rock slices to use in my art but I haven't really worked many of them in my pieces. This is a piece I did as a house warming gift for two friends that are very artistic. When I was deciding what to do I felt they would appreciate a little free form around an agate. The ribbon design worked really well with the colours I chose for the piece, as well as, the agate itself. From their reaction I think I may have done a good job on it.

It's been a year!

It has been over a year since I updated my blog and I don't know where the time has gone. I have been temporarily away from home on assignment since last summer but I have still done a lot of work and I still have a lot of past work still to show you. Bear with me over the next few weeks as I try to sort out my pieces and see if I can remember where these pieces eventually ended up. Let's see where do I pick up from? I think I will start with a piece I did for an auction we had at work to raise money at Christmas. It is a variation of a couple of others I did that I really liked. I like the blues in it as it reminds me of the ocean that surrounds my home and lives in my heart. Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Three Sails

Three sails against the windswept sky .... racing against the storm .... racing each other .... racing to a new world .... or just sailing home .... I love the sea and I love boats .... I hope you like this abstract representation of three sails in the wind.

Sunday, October 21, 2007


Most of my studio time over the past few weeks has been spent working on 17 of these little guys. I was asked to do these for a local craft/antique store. I wouldn't normally do so many of the same piece but a contract is a contract. I think I will be starting my website for sales very soon, as soon as I can set up a site I think. Talk to you later on I will hopefully have something new to show you soon.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Mirror mirror....

I really like working with different types of glass and recently I tried this piece with mirror. I had originally wanted to use one colour of grey in two textures one plain and one with a texture. I decided on the mirror after I laid the pattern down on my cutting table and saw a piece of mirror next to the pattern. The idea looked good to me so I pursued it. Once I had it finished I decided to give it to my neighbour as a birthday gift. She seemed to like it and I hope she finds a place for it in her new home. Please excuse my hands and camera in the picture it is kind of hard to photograph a mirror without it's reflection.

Monday, September 17, 2007

New Parents

Recently a friend of mine from work and his fiance had their first child. They are proud parents and I wanted to do something very special for them. I came across a line drawing on the internet a few years ago. I thought it may be a pattern for glass but I was unsure. I was really struck by the way the faces of the mother and father overlapped that of the baby's face. I knew it would be something I would have to make. I remembered the drawing when my friends became pregnant and decided that it would be the right thing for me to do for them. I used two of my favourite pieces of glass in this piece. I used gluechip for the background and seedy for the faces and hand. I really like the way this piece turned out and my friends were pleased with it as well. I hope you all like it.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007


For a long period of time I resisted the urge to do stained glass pictures of family pets...I always felt that I would never get the colours right or I would spend a long time doing a piece and have it end up not looking anything like the pet I was portraying. These are my two ventures into this world I was weary of. The oval piece is my Sister-in-Laws dog Abbey. It is a beautiful dog and I hope I did it justice. The other piece is of the late Frisky who belonged to a very close friend of mine and was also a part of my life through him. I think I did capture Frisky as is evident by the fact my friend had this piece framed and it hangs in his living room. I hope you enjoy these pieces.