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 had a chance to visit the house one year later after we installed large leaded glass domed skylight. It looks fantastic and impressive. The client has a large comfortable sofa just under the glass ceiling. You can literelaly spend the day stairing at glass. 

 


 
Posted By Victoria Balva

The images of New Heaven leaded glass domed skylight project will be added to my artist's folder in the Corning Museum of Glass' public archives at the Rakow Library - the largest single collection of images of contemporary glass. Sweet! Little thing but very pleasant Leaded glass dome skylight
Large leaded glass dome skylight
Leaded glass dome with ornamental scroll
Leaded glass skylight with ornamental scroll



 


 
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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

It took one month, many completed and installed glass ceilings and a whole life to develop a project design for our Client in Connecticut. That included research, engineering, planning, hand drawing in a scale 1 to 1, digital drawing and 3D modeling in AutoCAD. It took another month to prepare glass for custom bevelling and to program our CNC machine to cut that glass. I estimate that it is more than 7 000 pieces of glass, 20 000 pieces of lead - all designed, cut, assembled and soldered into one large leaded glass canvas. 

 

Preliminary sketch drawings

 

hand drawing sketches of acanthus design elements for a leaded glass ceiling
Digital drawing and 3D modeling in AutoCAD in 1 to 1 scale

 

Design development and digital drawing of leaded glass dome
Hand drawing in a scale 1 to 1 helps to feel the scale, movement  and joint connections of leaded lines layout. Even without texture of glass the design should look as an intricate art linework with all observed composition rules.

Hand drawing in a scale 1 to 1 of intricate acanthus ornament for large leaded glass dome
Last minute touch ups to the sketch before design presentation to the Client and the Client's team. Working from my home based studio

Hand drawing in a scale 1 to 1 of intricate acanthus leaves for large leaded glass dome

After design was approved, I digitized all skylight elements and programmed the water jet machine for glass cutting

Hand drawing in a scale 1 to 1 of intricate acanthus leaves for large leaded glass dome
Hand drawing in a scale 1 to 1 of intricate acanthus leaves for large leaded glass dome
 


 
Posted By Victoria Balva

I finally had an opportunity to select few images to present a leaded glass skylight for our client in Connecticut, the USA. It got a romantic name New Haven, selected by our client.  The large leaded glass domed ceiling was installed  this spring and it took 2 years from design development to installation to complete this ambitious skylight that is the largest and the most complex project in our portfolio up to day.

Large leaded glass domed skylight with crystal jewels and bevelled glass

It has many features that were never attempted in glass  design and fabrication before.  There is  a massive set of thick custom beveled glass that puts visual dynamic accent to the leaded glass skylight. Delicate elusive colors of glass selected for the project add mistery and inner glow into glass design. The glass for beveling was formed  in our large computer controlled kiln, water jet cut and processed by experienced  master beveller in Europe.

Colored custom made bevelled glass acanthus ornament with crystal jewels for a large leaded glass dome

The leaded glass skylight is made of more than 7 000 pieces of glass and 20 000 pieces of lead came parts. All designed, cut, assembled and soldered into one large glass canvas of a complex ceiling structure. The skylight includes 360 pieces of CNC polished crystal jewels, 1 000 pieces of custom bevelled glass, and additional 1 300 of stock bevelled glass pieces. It has very complex steel structure and was delivered to the site by large 53 foot truck

Leaded glass dome with acanthus bevelled glass ornament and crystal accent jewels

To see more images of this leaded glass domed skylight please follow the link http://www.crowndome.com/dome48.htm

Colored custom made bevelled glass acanthus with crystal jewels for a large leaded glass dome


 

 
 

 


 
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