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Where are we located?
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
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.
Mimi provides a combination of both management and technical skills at Northern Art Glass. Having a background specialized in conservation, her interests lie in traditional and digital documentation of architectural structures and artifacts.
Monika has over 30 years experience ranging from design and fabrication to repairs and restoration. She spends most of her time working on restoration projects for churches and various heritage buildings. She is a graduate of the Camosun College Fine Furniture Program and when not working with glass greatly enjoys woodwork.
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.
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.