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Grenadine Transom Window Series

(2011)

It’s been a while since I’ve published any of my work!

Which is not to say I’ve not been busy, for I have. In fact, I’ve had the busiest Winter since Gotham Glassworks re-opened.

I’m happy to report that I’ve finally been able to make some art for the home I share with my wife Tracy. This series for our dining room compliments a two-tone green series I produced for our front living room.

We’ve been living in Schomberg, Ontario for 5 years now and although I’ve used our space for display and many photography sessions, I’ve wanted to find some time to put an artistic footprint on this unique place we call ours.

The front portion of our house that faces Main Street dates from the 1860’s (the “rear” original portion, housing our kitchen, second bathroom, laundry room, master bath and bedroom, from the 1840’s).

Introducing contemporary fused glass to a heritage home is tricky business, for we’re big on respecting the history of this place. We intend this art to be permanent, residing here long after Tracy and I eventually move on to other pastures, decades from now if we are fortunate.

We think this series introduces a contemporary charm to an otherwise very traditional space, and they marry wonderfully. The grenadine glass compliments the traditional green and red wallpaper.

The panels hang in front of the windows, allowing air to circulate and negating any chances of moisture and mold accumulation (if this information is new to you just ask me).

Multiple fused glass techniques combine to create the visual interest apparent in these pieces. The effects I use add sparkle and three-dimensional intrigue, most apparent in the late afternoon when sunlight beans through them (though more subtle and entertaining throughout the rest oft eh day with indirect light).

Each panel measures 24″ x 12″. My kiln can accommodate sizes of up to 3 feet by 2 feet for any one panel. (Panels can be joined with zinc or lead came channel for larger installations).

Do you have spaces that can be enhanced by art? Talk to me.

Green Transom Window Series

(2011)

This 3-panel series really adds interest in the forms of texture and colour to our front living room.

It’s a relaxing, “green” inspired room and my wife Tracy wanted these pieces to add to this feeling.

Who am I to argue?

This series for our living room compliments a rich grenadine series I produced for our dining room.

Multiple fused glass techniques combine to create the visual interest apparent in these pieces.

Each panel in this case is 24″ x 12″

Do you have windows that can be enhanced by art? Talk to me.

Missing Piece

(2009)

Bright marigold fusing glass set in black fissures amongst an intriguing square pattern with a mystery!

A lovely, playful and whimsical display piece for Fall.

Missing Piece is 15″ in diameter and is food safe.

For your convenience, Gotham Glassworks offers several display stands models at additional cost.

To Be Square

(2009)

This square fused art glass vessel features persimmons opalescent, amber and green cathedral “checkers”, and is set on clear with assorted frits to “dirty” its appearance (how naughty of Greg).

To Be Square is 16″ x 16″ and is food safe.

For your convenience, Gotham Glassworks offers several display stands models at additional cost.

Wine Country

This 20″ ball surface vessel is spherical in shape and meant for window or back-lit display.

The deep grenadine transparent glass contains mysterious streaks of darker pigment; the clear band running through the work’s mid-section contains fused black speckles.

The drama of this surface is enhanced by the addition of band-like impressions made during fusing on its back surface.

Did anyone say Greg is a “drama queen”?

Enjoy a rich glass of your favourite red with this unique enhancement to your decor!

For your convenience, Gotham Glassworks offers several models of display stands at additional cost.

Blue Spirit

(2009)

Cobalt Blue opalescent glass – a fabulous colour as a base for this fused art glass vessel series, enhanced with multi-colour semi-transparent green, yellow, ivory and blue accents, and confetti and frits for added flair.

All are food safe! Hand washing recommended – though Greg recommends they are beautiful as display art!

For your convenience, Gotham Glassworks offers several display stands models at additional cost.

– The large round ball surface can only be displayed as it has no flat surface and measures 20″ in diameter.
– Square platter is 16 1/2″ x 16 1/2″
– Rectangular platter is 15″ x 7 1/2″
– Small ball surface is 8″ in diameter
– Plates (2) are 8 1/2″ in diameter