Before settling in Canada, I was working as a nurse in Poland, which is where I was born. Since early childhood I have enjoyed drawing and painting but was not given the chance to pursue these creative arts.
Six years ago I moved from a large city, where I pursued other careers, to the small village of Tamworth, Ontario. It was here that I discovered my passion for glass mosaic art. After taking my first class and amidst the beautiful nature in my small town, I became a glassoholic.
Stained Glass Mosaic Art
The technique that is used is called GOG or glass on glass. Each piece of stained glass is cut individually then glued to a solid base of glass and grounded. These pieces are typically cut into shapes using special tools such as glass cutters, nippers, running pliers, a wheel cutter and glass grinder.
Each project is a new challenge and takes many hours to complete. When designing each piece I do not use a pattern, the design is spontaneously created freehand. I just sketch the picture I have in mind, then experiment with colours and shapes of glass to achieve the effect I want.
Location: Tamworth, Ontario
(By appointment only)
Phone: (613) 328-7301
“The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before” – Neil Gaiman