|St. Cecilia by Sarah Hall, St. Simon the Apostle Anglican Church|
The Royal Ontario Museum hosted another glass tour in Toronto last week, guided by glass artist Sarah Hall. We visited 4 churches with stained glass windows employing different techniques, executed by several different Canadian artists and glass studios. It was wonderful to view these inspiring works, accompanied by Sarah’s knowledgeable insights, and amusing insider stories.
While I have never done ecclesiastic commissions, my first exposure to glass art was the stained glass in my childhood church. After I got involved in stained glass in 1980, my eyes were opened to the infinite possibilities the medium held. Here are some fine examples of what I enjoyed on the tour.
|Eric Wesselow, Humber Valley United Church|
|Narthex windows by Gerald E. Tooke, St. Simon the Apostle|
|Sarah Hall and Sandra Ainsley|
|Sculptural glass at Sandra Ainsley Gallery|
|bowl made from thousands of glass threads, fused together and slumped|