Tuesday 12 March 2013

Art deco glass windows

These two small 35cm X 91cm (14" X 36") glass panels are installed in a private library in Kamloops, B.C., Canada.

The initial design idea was an 'art deco' reference, with an asymmetrical design being preferred by the clients. Several clear textured glasses and some 'mottled' etching were used to admit light into a second interior room. Delicately textured and kiln-fired stained glass pieces make up the remainder of the glasses in this traditionally leaded work.

The many textured surfaces refract, reflect and highlight the variety of lighting from diffused daylight to illumination by interior light at night. 

Installed in a wall between the library and a home office space, these panels can be enjoyed from either side, both day and night.


  1. Nice piece Chuck. I like the mix of geometric and organic lines, and the layers you have created through your textures. Nice balance between open spaces and hard, dense surfaces. Looks like is was fun to be able to work freely from the art deco starting point. Great feel for a library, books and pages opening. Well done!

  2. Fantastic! Even the placement is perfect.


  3. I really like that kind of art. Do you have any tips on how to make that sort of glass? That would be nice to incorporate.

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