Archive for the ‘Panels’ Category

Fall Updates!

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Fall has proven to be a busy time over here at the studio! We hope you all enjoyed a spooky Halloween. Our work space easily takes on an extra air of eeriness at this time of year…

There’s surprises around every corner & cupboard door here at Solarium!

We have many projects on the go right now, so we will be updating more frequently. Be sure to check in next week as we have an incredible piece here that is near completion. We can’t wait to show it off!

Here’s a look at a recent glass panel install we completed for a client. Classic & refined.

Beautiful glass panels elegantly liven up a room

Beautiful glass panels elegantly liven up a room


Church Work

Friday, August 15th, 2014


Contemporary Stained Glass for a Church.

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Oval Bird Window

Monday, April 7th, 2014


A match for the dome with a trellis and entwining roses. This window features painted birds. A true stained glass window.

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Frank Lloyd Wright Inspires

Monday, March 3rd, 2014


4′ x 4′ Leaded Glass Window.

The window design is inspired from the work of Frank Lloyd Write, although where he would have used clear glass we have used clear textured glass to create privacy between two Toronto homes. The home this window has gone into was built in 1912 around the same time Taliesin was built. Below an image of Taliesin’s Interior featuring a leaded glass window.


Photo credit Architectural Interiors Flicker Group

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Window Puttying

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014





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Synagogue Stained Glass Project, Toronto

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013


Another successful collaboration with Petrie Design and Munge Leung.

We worked closely with members of the Synagogue regarding the symbols, colours and text, experts were called in and choices scrutinized until it was just right.

The assembly, painting and installation were carried out by our studio. As a result of this painted project we are beginning to incorporate painted elements into our other projects.

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Painting Progress – The Stain in Stainedglass

Monday, October 21st, 2013


In preparation prior to firing, a mixture of crushed glass and pigment is mixed with a vehicle (water), then painted over each glass piece entirely, next a brush is used to stipple and shape in a subtractive fashion until the desired effect is achieved. Now the pieces are ready to be fired in the kiln.

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Painted Glass Project

Thursday, October 10th, 2013


We are working on a Synagogue project, this panel represents the tribe of Asher, we are making twelve, one for each tribe of Israel.

This leaded panel is comprised of textured glass, painted glass pieces, and silver stain on the boarder.

The painted glass pieces are cut to size on the pattern, and painted with a clay like pigment mixed into a paste, which fuses to the glass when fired.

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Each layer of paint is fired and cooled, repeat firings and layering of paint add depth and texture. Although there is a risk of the painted glass pieces breaking during cooling at any point in the process, if so then the entire process must be repeated. The process is time consuming and glass pieces can take up to a day to cool, but the end result is worth the extra labour and time.


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Brilliant Leaded Glass Windows

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013


Of recent we are receiving more requests for colourful stained glass projects. These windows were inspired by an old Victorian window our clients brought to us.

Pictured below a photo in the studio prior to installation in a Pennsylvania residence.


It’s interesting to me to see how motifs make the rounds. These windows although Victorian in style are appealing to my Gatsby era addled imagination rife with peacocks, and monograms.


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Dramatic Restoration Work

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

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Can you believe this transformation? We don’t talk much about our restoration work, but it is another facet of what we do.

If you have something to be repaired, we would be happy to look at it. Send us a pic or give us a call, we’ll let you know what can be done to salvage your window.

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