Testimonials & Reviews

This website is absolutely amazing! You inspire me, and I’m sure so many others, to get involved in our half-finished projects again and to learn new techniques from you. May you have a wonderful Christmas and a very well deserved rest in January. From one of your former students a long time ago, who got inspired by one of the best glass artists on the globe! Thank you, Jan, for putting the bug in me to enjoy this great hobby!

– Randy

Jan is a brilliant instructor. Her love of glass is shared through her enthusiasm and motivation, providing all her students with inspiration and incentive. Every class is a fun and informative experience, leaving you with a piece of art you will be proud to say you have made. Jan’s designs are fascinating and outstanding. Her work is of exceptional quality.

– Annette James

The first thing I did when I woke up was look at our beautiful new stained glass window. Not only is it stunning but it also fits so well with the design of the entry – the door, the lighting, the floor… breathtaking pièce de résistance! Also, we brought the ladder out again to look for your signature – I remember you saying you only signed the ones you liked! Thank you for creating this beautiful artistic finishing touch to our home and thanks also to David for measuring and installing it. I know it will be admired by everyone who comes to our door.

– Laura & Dan

Just finished my first course and already planning another! What a great teacher- so knowledgeable, patient and passionate about the craft. A true expert in the field, a beautiful and well-equipped shop, with plenty of pieces of her artwork all around for your inspiration. 5 star experience!

– Tessa

We are so very happy with our stain glass window. It’s looks so nice over our door. You are a lot of fun to work with and well worth the wait!

– Denise

Oh my goodness Jan! Love love love it! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! My daughter is going to love this…. it’s exactly what I had in mind.  Thank you so very much and have a spectacular Christmas and wonderful Happy New Year! Oh my .  It is adorable. And completely perfect.  I can’t believe you made it.  It’s perfect. Wow!

– Cait

I wanted to send you this photo of the beautiful stained glass you made for me, for my sister’s 50th anniversary. My sister and her husband absolutely loved it! All of my siblings did as well. And they have found the perfect spot for it!

– Diane

I wanted to send you pictures of the beautiful finished chandeliers , that thanks to you are now gracing my home. I absolutely love both of them and take daily pleasure in them. Thank you so much Jan, and wishing you a Merry Christmas.

– Francine

Jan’s stained glass studio is gorgeous with amazingly original art done in stained glass and mosaics. I’ve picked up a few pieces and highly recommend visiting this store if you’re looking for quality stained glass artwork.

– Deegan French

Jan, as promised, here is a picture of our dear colleague when we gave her the stained glass. She was at first overcome, then she hung it like a necklace around her neck! We were able to write a lovely speech that went with it and explained why we chose the colours we did. We said we wanted to her have something as everlasting as the effect she has on so many children over the years. It was lovely. Thank-you thank-you thank-you. We will see you again.

– Kiri

A large bouquet of her favourite flowers to Jan, owner of Glass Expressions, (now Jan’s Glass by the Sea) for repairing my Tiffany lamp made by her 10 plus years ago. I know you went to great lengths to find a perfect match for the missing piece of glass, at no cost to me. It came back to me all cleaned and polished and it is that much more special to me. I know there are other artisans in the valley who do the same and that is why I like to shop local for gifts. Thanks again, Jan.

– A “Bouquet” from the CV Record’s Beefs & Bouquets

I wanted to thank you for a really pleasant weekend. You are one of the most inspirational women I’ve met and that is a great gift that you share wonderfully. Few who know me would believe I’m inspired to make my own mosaic table. I wanted you to know how much I derived from the class.

– Julie