“Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove.” Terry Pratchett
Now Studios currently shows the work of Ed Kennedy and Angela Bone.
One evening many years ago, while playing a board game with my neighbors, I was given a task of making a wish. The wish that I heard myself making was, “I wish I had more wonder in my life.” I have been watching that wish come true.
I have been working with glass, first, breaking it as a little kid, and later installing glass in houses and commercial buildings. One day a friend said, “You are a glazier, you should be able to make stained glass windows.” I had been interested, and now was challenged. My first window was drawn out with a fat black marker, on a sheet of newspaper, and I learned to adjust. I finally had to put the window in storage, and let my mind dwell on it. A few years later, I did the Landmark Forum, and the following weekend I pulled the window out of storage and completed it. I have been having fun with stained glass for thirty-five years.
I live in Victoria, British Columbia, and many years ago I was given a job in one of the best stained glass shops in the Pacific Northwest, the Glass-Smith. I was doing regular glass work, and got to be around professionals who designed and built stained glass. The Glass-Smith offers classes in building stained glass, fusing, and I was lucky enough to take a class about painting on glass and firing it in a kiln, a technique used in church windows. In the fusing class I was introduced to dichroic glass. It is magic for me. If you have ever opened a kiln with your work in it, you will be aware that a transformation has taken place. It brings mystery and wonder. The results are always a surprise.
Working with glass has been wonder full.
Angela Bone has been working with glass for eleven years, first as a bead maker, and is currently fusing large plates with a labyrinth design. Angela, with the help of the Garden Committee at Victoria General Hospital, has created a permanent 45 foot diameter outdoor labyrinth on the grounds. She brings beauty, vision, and grounding to her work.
Ed can be reached at: email@example.com and, Angela can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org