Lobbies, entryways and feature walls are all perfect sites for glass artworks.
A backlit wall of glass behind a concierge desk
Glass and light combine to create contemplative environments for hospitals, care facilities, respite centres and other spaces for healing.
Designed for the meditation room of RM House, a facility for families of seriously ill children in Toronto, ON. The design uses forms and colour to reference natural elements and to create a quietly engaging environment.
Cardinal funeral home, Toronto. An entryway window uses abstract imagery and gradated colours to create an uplifting, non-denominational design.
Full Moon Rising
Meeting room window for Gilda's Club, a facility for cancer patients and their families. The window radiates coloured pools of light into the space. Lines of energy sweep around the design, blending form and colour to create a feeling of joy and optimism.
Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville, ON. Intensive Care Unit. Sandblasted glass creates privacy in the lower areas of the window while allowing a view to the outside rural landscape in the upper sections. Colourful fused glass squares complete the design.
Jane and Kathryn Irwin create modern, up-to-date glass designs that use a blend of traditional techniques and contemporary design ideas. See how an Art Zone design changes your 'before' into an 'after'.
Situated in the hallway of an original Arts and Crafts home, the armoire features fused glass that combines geometry with loose details of texture.
This design uses colours, shapes and textures to evoke the land and sea of Prince Edward Island.
A window for a home near Georgian Bay, ON. Textured fused and colourless glass allow light while providing privacy.
Artwork for public environments
Loosely based on old maps of Toronto, this design uses lazer-etched mirror and coloured resin to create a 4 panel glass installation atop a streetcar shelter on St. Clair Avenue West.
Another proposal for the St. Clair Avenue West project.
Model for Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto. This proposal was one of 3 submissions chosen from a field of 58 shortlisted for a public art project for the Gateway building of CAMH. Panels of laser-etched mirror are bracketed by glass panels of pure colour, creating a gentle arc of gradating colour and imagery that speaks honestly to the theme of 'transforming lives'.
Stained glass in schools adds colour and vitality to meeting areas, as well as providing an opportunity for legacy.
Ketchum Hall, Toronto, ON. Four windows in a redesigned Great Hall use banners of colour to create rhythm across the west wall. Painted details of leaves and branches relate to a school theme, while painted information from the school's photographic archives embeds historical moments into the windows.
Stained glass for contemplative environments.
Royal St. George's College chapel, Toronto, ON. A former Anglican church, this chapel is now part of a private boys school campus. The original plans for the building included a rose window for the west entryway. We used an historical watercolour sketch to incorporate that motif into the design.
Faith, Hope, Love
Trinity Anglican Church, Bradford, ON. These three windows were designed to celebrate one mother's life. Faith and hope, contained within organized columns of blue and green, bracket the central 'love' window. Love radiates beyond the window's edge to encompass all.
Sisters of Providence, Montreal, QC. A backlit wall of 9 glass panels uses the idea of a pebble being dropped into a pond as its foundation concept. That one simple act has broad and ever-widening effect, echoing the Sisters' philosophy.