Commissions and Custom Orders

This colourful set was ordered for a fun-loving family.

Once I discovered glass fusing I realised that the possibilities were endless. We can create pieces with amazing, brilliant colours or elegant, subdued colours that will enhance your living space.

You can order TABLE WARE such as plates, serving dishes, dessert bowls, or sushi sets that is just for you! You decide on size, colour and style and I will make it for you. Each piece is hand made and variations are to be expected. All fused glass table ware is food safe and meant to be used. However, glass is more sensitive to temperature fluctuations than ceramic so avoid microwave use.
It will take three to five weeks to finish your order. click here

The customer chose this 16 inch custom dish for his daughter’s wedding.

FOR YOUR WEDDING
Are you familiar with the Unity Sand Ceremony wherein a couple pours two different colours of sand into a vase to symbolize their coming together? You can create a similar symbol but instead of sand we use glass.

A truly memorable moment for the new couple is when they choose the colours for their piece. Together the colours form a swirl representing the dance of life. Now you think, how is that possible to do this with glass?
Glass also comes in granulates as small as powders. To work with this fine glass it is almost like creating a sand painting. The difference is that the art work will be fused and becomes solid glass.
Together at my studio we make a fused glass piece that is either a bowl, a platter, or something of your choice for that special event in your life.
It will take about one week from the time you come to my studio until the glass is fired. click here

This sample has no ashes included. 6″ bowl with crackle technique with light blue, blue aventurine accents on pale pink. You can choose your own colours.

MEMORIAL
The dance of life comes to end. When a loved one passes we find ways to honour their memory and to keep a part of them close to us. A memorial piece, typically a six inch bowl, includes a small amount of your loved one’s ashes mixed into powdered glass. The powdered glass “crackles” during fusing and the ashes can then be seen through the glass when the bowl is held up to the light. If you wish I can include a swirl representing the cycle of life, or any other religious symbol, or no design just two or three different colours.
A six inch bowl including the ashes, sitting on a hand made satin pillow is $ 150.00
A variety of colours are available. It takes up to three weeks to complete the order.
The wooden box is made by Dean Raiche and has to be ordered seperately. click here

BACK SPLASH
Glass lends itself for back splashes.
Do not think in tiles – this is an art studio and we can go as creative as you like.
An architectural project will take more time, depending on the design and size of the project. click here

WINDOW PANELS FOR KITCHEN, BATHROOM or CLOSETS

For custom orders of panels and dishware, I can work with any colour in designs modern to postmodern, with abstract to realistic representation depending the style of your home.

I have a few samples at my studio. click here

The photos below are of a commission I received for a house at the West side of Okanagan Lake. There is a plum tree in front of the house and the customer asked for plums and Oregon grape design in the ‘Arts and Crafts’ style, but with a contemporary twist. I made some samples in different techniques and drawings for the client to view. At the same time there was some collaboration with Carolina Sanchez de Bustemante, who did ceramic tiles. The carpenter placed the glass and did the finishing work. Photos of front door and cabinet doors are by Yuri Akuney.

This plate came in three pieces and I was able to fix it, much to the customers delight.

REPAIRS
Sometimes it is a lost cause – but sometimes it is not.
Let me know what is broken and I will see if I can fix it! click here

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Front Door with Plum design

This door panel offers a warm welcome

Kitchen cabinet with plum design

Kitchen cabinets

Book Nook with plum design

This panel is for the basement reading room.

Plate with Peach

Commission for six plates 9 1/4" in Almond and lacy white to match the decor.

Closet doors with Oregon Grape design

These panels are beautifully backlit in the master bedroom.

Closet doors with Oregon Grape design

The four panels depict the four seasons of the Oregon grape for this master bedroom closet.

Eight Bowls for Emma

This colourful set was ordered for a fun-loving family.

Wedding Gift

The customer chose this 16 inch custom dish for his daughter's wedding.

6 plates for Kevin

The customer chose the elegant colours

The Nash Restaurant in Calgary

30 plates chosen by the Chef for the Nash Restaurant, Calgary

Vital Waters

This commission landed in my lap when I just started to work in glass.

Orchard Scene

A request for a window hanging. She asked for a simple story book design and was very happy with the result.

Nina's Birdbath

A customer asked for a bird bath for her garden

Plate Repair

This plate came in three pieces and I was able to fix it, much to the customers delight.

Memorial

This sample has no ashes included. 6" bowl with crackle technique with light blue, blue aventurine accents on pale pink. You can choose your own colours.

03. Reviews

First time working with glass

★★★★★
5 5 1
I visited Annemarie's studio last summer when I was travelling through Kelowna and created my very first glass dish. I had never worked with glass before and she was an excellent teacher. It was totally hands on: you do all your own cutting and shaping, you get to choose whatever colours and different types of glass that you want, you get to be totally free and Annemarie helps you if you get stuck or can't decide what to do next. I created a 10" plate that I have displayed in my window. I love how the light shines through it and I can't wait to go back next time I am in the Okanagan. My next plate will be even more experimental! Thank you Annemarie!

Inner Artist

★★★★★
5 5 1
Annemarie, thank you for teaching me how to bring out my inner artist. You are so patient and kind and I always enjoy being in your shop and creating my tiny pieces of fused glass jewellery. I like how I get to use tools. This is a new thing for me and it's really quite fun. There is so much more to your studio than just fusing glass. It's like learning to be a little bit handy too. I look forward to the next session.