The very moving lyrics of Stan Rogers’ song ‘Make and Break Harbour’ was the inspiration for this piece. Many of our small communities are now abandoned and just dying beside the water.
20 x 25 cm. Stained glass, smalti, pebbles, polymer clay, twine.
A fact of life for a fisher person is that he or she gets up early to go out on the water. The light comes on only for a while and then they are gone.
20 x 25 cm. Smalti, stained glass and pebbles.
2014 was an incredible year for iceberg watchers here in Newfoundland and Labrador. The bergs are very majestic and inspirational. I am captivated by how light reflects from them. This piece is made from stained glass and a few bits of dichroic glass. The water is hand painted clear glass. It is 35 x 42 cm. in size.
This piece was inspired by a cove which is located very near to where I live. On a windy day the waves work their wonders on the rocks and cliffs there. This piece is made with smalti, stained glass, glass pebbles, real pebbles and sandstone. 40 cm h x 30 cm w (16 in h x 12 in w).
While out for a walk on day with my dearest Connie, we saw this bog with the most beautiful of irises in bloom.
40 x 60 cm. Stained glass, smalti, glass gems and globs.
There’s nothing like a warm cozy cabin on a frosty winter’s night. 38 x 30 cm ( 15 x 12 in). This piece is made with stained glass, smalti and some dichroic glass.
These are very hardy plants which grow in many kinds of habitats. When I was learning about them I discovered that there are over 300 species, although some people classify many of them as varieties instead of species. I guess it depends on who you talk to. This piece is made from cut glass gems, stained and vitreous glass, smalti and polymer clay. 43x 63 cm.
It was a poor year for icebergs around our section of Iceberg Alley in 2013 so I thought I would make one from stained glass, smalti and marble just to remind me.
30 x 38 cm.
A mosaic rendition of a mobius strip. They are fascinating in that they have only one edge and one surface. Making one certainly makes you realize that. Stained glass.
The Arches are located on Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula. They are large rocks with erosion taking their obvious toll. They do not seem to belong where they are. It makes me wonder from where the rock originated and how it got there. I like the way that our province throws these things at you.
This piece is 76 x 33 cm ( 30 x 13 in). I used marble, granite, pebbles, smalti, stained glass, unglazed porcelain, glass beads and millifiori.