Toronto based art glass studio creates dramatic stained and leaded glass domes and flat ornamental skylights. Combining decorative expertise and technical creativity, Studio's team creates unique and elegant architectural glass projects of sophisticated design and craftsmanship

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Posted By Victoria Balva

We are very happy to own and operate a CNC cutting machine from Flow Water jet. This is one of the most versatile tools available today. The machine can cut through any type of the material with incredible precision and speed. There are so many types of glass that is not possible or very difficult to cut by hand. The machine opens up for us a lot of technical possibilities that are not achievable while cutting glass by handglass water jet cutting glass water jet cutting
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All glass professionals know that to cut glass this rough is not an easy task. Not for our water jet machine. It cuts through 4 layers of glass as a knife through butterglass water jet cutting
glass water jet cutting for a large leaded glass skylight
Hand bevelled colored glass laid with water jet cut parts before assembling


 
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Part 2

KIln formed glass parts precut for custom hand beveling folowed by the images of assembled leaded glass domekiln formed glass elements pre-cut for custom bevelingwater jet cut glass for custom beveling large leaded glass dome
custom bevelled glass elements for a large leaded glass dome
custom bevelled glass elements for a large leaded glass dome
Delicate colors of custom beveled glass elements for a large leaded glass dome
leaded glass dome with delicate elusive colors of custom bevelled glass
leaded glass dome with elusive colours of custom bevelled glass and crystal jewels
leaded glass dome with delicate colours of custom bevelled glass
large leaded glass dome with delicate elusive colours of custom bevelled glass


 
Posted By Victoria Balva

The lost art of hand bevelled glass taken to the new level . Part 1

Custom bevelled colored glass to expose a sole of glass
Colored hand bevelled glass for the dome
Bright and shiny ... colored beveled glass acanthus border and crystal pale jewels are great accent highlights for a large domed skylight.  One of the most amazing elements used in this leaded glass skylight is  custom made hand beveled colored glass. Each piece of beveled glass has a color stretching of delicate elusive colors of neon (lilac), pink, straw and pale blue to expose a sole of glass: transparency, brightness, color, texture.

precut pieces of glass for custom beveling
precut pieces of glass for custom hand beveling
Custom hand bevelled glass preparation
 

The team behind  worked really hard. First, glass was formed in our large computer controlled kiln in a few stages, all elements were programmed for CNC machine and water jet cut in our studio in Mississauga.

Glass water jet programming for custom bevelingGlass water jet cut for custom beveling
After cutting, it was sent to Europe, detained by Ukrainian customs due to uncertain artistic value of content. That caused a few months delay in our production schedule. After explaining customs officers about glass beveling process it was released reaching the beveling studio in Ukraine. Absolutely stunning, fantastic, complex, technically difficult and crazy beveling work done by talented Yuriy Sergeev

Custom bevelled glass for the leaded glass dome
Custom hand bevelled glass for the large leaded glass dome
Custom hand bevelled glass for the large leaded glass dome
Custom hand bevelled glass for the large leaded glass dome


 
Posted By Victoria Balva

Black opal glass looks gorgeous! We cut 170 ovals for the client in Flesherton using our water jet machine!

 water jet cut oval glass black opal

We are getting ready for new leaded glass skylights and domes! Acid etched glass just arrived from Europe, Spectrum clear textured and bevelled glass from the USA, and lead came from Vancuver! We are excited and looking forward!

new arrivals for new leaded glass domes and skylights
 


 
Posted By Victoria Balva

Recently we had a chance to use our water jet machine to help Lucy and Libor from Cascade Hand Cut Crystal to cut a starphire 12 mm glass. It is still a lot of polishing and cold work is to be done. Here is a process in our studio!

water jet cut starphire 12 mm glass trophy

 

water jet glass cutting process
 


water jet cutting starphire 12 mm glass trophy
 

I just want to thank Libor for a beautiful custom beveled glass peace that he fabricated for our leaded glass dome presentation in Minneapolis. We fused pale lilac, blue and yellow glasses. Then the kiln formed slab was cut with our water jet machine. Libor turned it into beautiful custom made beveled glass peace! Please notice what a great difference cold worked glass makes!

water jet cut custom beveled 12 mm glass trophy


 


 
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