Wayne Arthur Gallery: Glittering Glass: Stained and Fused Glass by Heather Gregory, June 1 - 25
Wayne Arthur Gallery
186 Provencher Blvd
Invites you to
Glittering Glass: Stained and Fused Glass by Heather Gregory
From June 1 to 25
Artist reception: Sunday, June 2 from 1 to 4 PM
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 11AM to 5PM
Web site: http://www.waynearthurgallery.com
For more information
Call Bev at 477-5249
About the show:
The show will illustrate the many items produced from stained and fused glass. It goes beyond traditional stained glass windows to include whimsical wind chimes, plates, pictures and fused glass windows.
What is fused glass you may ask? Simply put it is where you melt or bond the glass together by heating it in a kiln. The temperature selected (anywhere from 1100 to 1500 degrees Fahrenheit) depends on the desired result. Many pieces require multiple firings particularly if they are painted or shaded to replicate the traditional paintings and achieve more depth. It is necessary to plan the project according to the final effect to ensure the paint is not burned off or the glass forms a puddle.
Bowls require multiple firings to not only melt the glass but to form it into the final shape. There is truly something for everyone to appreciate.
Come and see the results achieved.
About the artist:
Heather started doing stained glass in the early 1980s. It was going to be a simple enough goal—make one stained glass window for a transom. The project took years to be a reality as friends and family asked for different things.
In the 1990s Heather broadened her repertoire by taking fused glass classes. As she gained proficiency she started not only making bowls and plates but also pictures.
Heather's hobby took a more serious turn once she retired from full time employment. She has pieces across Canada as well as gracing homes abroad.
Have you checked out the gallery website? www.waynearthurgallery.com