About Us

At Northern Art Glass, we harness the beauty and almost limitless potential of glass to satisfy the needs of our clients. Let us bring your ideas to life!
Our dedicated glass professionals have been designing and crafting stained glass and instructing others in the art since 1978. Our firm has completed many major projects in Eastern Ontario and Quebec. Northern Art Glass has worked in more than hundred churches and cathedrals, Parliament Hill, embassies, museums and numerous other heritage buildings throughout the Ottawa Valley.

Where are we located?

Northern Art Glass Inc. is situated in the heart of Ottawa, Canada’s beautiful capital city. 
Our studio, retail store and showroom is located at 955 Gladstone Avenue, in the Gladstone Centre plaza, one block west of Preston Street.
In 2022, we celebrate our 38th anniversary in this location. We are within easy access of the #417 highway, downtown hotels and bus routes. The #14 bus stops right in front of us. We also have plenty of parking in front of the store. Here is the map to our location or give us a call at 613 722-4852 and we will be happy to give you directions to our store.

The Gladstone Centre Plaza: In a former life, our building was a stable and loading area for the horses and delivery wagons servicing the adjacent Standard Bread Company. The Enriched Bread Artists now occupy two floors of the old bakery. At the top level are The Loft Artists. The Clayworks Pottery Co-op can be found in the lower level. To the rear of us, the Stable Artists, another group of talented individuals, have studio spaces spread over two floors, including the original hay loft. Defalco’s wine making, Alcorn Music and Ottawa Glassblowing Co-op are also in the plaza.

Meet Our Artists

What makes Northern Art Glass special is our family of artists, most whom have been working here for 15+ years, with 150+ cumulative years of experience. The atmosphere in our store is one of friendly jokes and creativity. Stories are shared while working and that's what we hope to bring to our customers and clients.

Brian has over 40 years in the field of stained glass as an artist, project manager, heritage consultant and author. He opened Rainbow Glassworks in 1978, Ottawa’s first studio to teach the art of stained glass to the world. Incorporation as Northern Art Glass in 1984, the studio expanded to become the most respected stained-glass company in the area, known for its fine craftsmanship and heritage restoration experience. 

Vasile has over 20 years in the field of leaded glass fabrication and restoration. A designer and master glass painter including heritage replication and consolidation of paint, figurative painting and fine decoration, he is qualified in all aspects of stained/ leaded glass fabrication and heritage glass restoration. Vasile is an exhibited fine artist and an expert in oil painting portraits.

Ryan has over 20 years experience in the field of leaded glass fabrication, restoration and site work including installation and removal of leaded glass in wood, stone and metal framing. Ryan has experience working on prestigious projects like Parliament Hill and countless heritage Churches throughout the area. He is also a talented musician and drummer.

Richard’s enchantment with stained glass began in 1995 here at Northern Art Glass. He developed a passion for stained glass lamps to light up his world. He took his interest to Vancouver where he owned an art shop and taught stained glass courses. After 15 years in China he returned to NAG once again to continue his creative outlet in the colorful world of glass.

Alexei fell in love with glass media over two years ago while studying Graphic Design at Algonquin College and freelancing in digital design. He enjoys synthesizing traditional materials and old-world craftsmanship with modern tools and technology. Most of his spare time is spent in the studio, learning, building, playing, and perfecting his technique with glass. He is our resident graphic designer, glass/vinyl artist, and innovator.
Anna is completing her co-op term at Northern Art Glass while studying visual arts at Canterbury highschool. She has many art skills and has worked with various mediums including oil painting, acrylic, ceramic, sewing, woodworking, jewelry making and 3D design. A dedicated young artist, she is working on her ability to successfully translate her vision into glass art! 

Melissa earned her Diploma for the Fine Arts in 2013 from the Ottawa School of Art. She later taught printmaking and has shown her work throughout Ottawa and Gatineau. She has also worked for the heritage architectural restoration company Heritage Grade from 2015-2020. Here she has been involved in several prestigious projects such as the rehabilitation of the Parliament buildings. She has also completed a post graduate certificate for Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management from Fleming College.