Newsletter Fall 2022


Hope this finds all of you ready for the next season of glass work! Hope also that you all had a wonderful summer!
To my new subscribers and future students – Welcome!
To all of you, I sooo look forward to seeing you again! Pepper and Ezzy too!

Here is the schedule for upcoming workshops and courses. I hope that these dates work for you for the ones you are interested in. Cinnamon coffee, music and laughter are included!

Heads Up! I am going to try smaller classes and workshops, so register early!

Private Workshop/Class
Private classes are available for help in designing,
colour/glass selection, soldering and other techniques. This can be cost effective and very productive as I am totally focused on you and your project. I keep you on track, as my fee is $90/hr. Always seem to lower the final price. Lol

Just a Reminder

No room to work at home? Want some company? You can come and work in the studio if you would like, Wed. to Sat. from noon to 6:00, no need to call first, you just might have to wait a sec until I clean a spot for you! I work until at least 9:00 pm on those days, so evenings can work too if this is better for you. Just let me know. $5/hr includes grinder time. FREE for current students.  No instruction or teaching – not fair to the other students! Tools available as well if needed. Please call for more info.

Wow what a summer! Too cold and wet, then boom! Too many things to tell you, but I will keep it short!

Tried for “open by appointment only for the month of July”, but it didn’t work, lol, so I closed for 2 weeks and gardened, totally dirty and loving it. Winter was not kind to some of the trees and plants, but all fixed now. Weeds, weeds, and more weeds!

 We had wonderful family visits, wonderful food, and swimming in the river with the kids!

David got all the maple drawer fronts installed in the kitchen – what a difference –perfect. Yeah again! I have the other 5 bathroom windows all ready to go too!

Just a laugh for you, before I go!



Two tall trees, a birch, and a beech, are growing in the woods. A small tree begins to grow between them, and the beech says to the birch, “Is that a son of a beech or a son of a birch?” The birch says he cannot tell, but just then a woodpecker lands on the sapling. The birch says, “Woodpecker, you are a tree expert. Can you tell if that is a son of a beech or a son of a birch? “The woodpecker takes a taste of the small tree and replies, “It is neither a son of a beech nor a son of a birch, it is, however, the best piece of ash I have ever poked my pecker into.”

Hope that made you grin! ( Or laugh out loud! )


24/25 Weekend Foil Window
Sat – noon to 6
Sun – noon to 4
01 Glass Cutting Workshop
Sat – noon – 3
Master Pattern Workshop
Sat – 3:30 –6
08/09 Direct to Glass Mosaic
Sat – noon to 6
Sun – noon to 2
12 to 15 Appointments for projects

20 Stained Glass 6 week Course
Beginner & Intermediate

Thurs – 7:00 to 9:30
OR Thurs – 1:00 to 3:30
03 Soldering Workshop
Sat – noon – 3

Finally installed the driveway lights with mosaic cement slabs on the posts! Yeah!

Here is a picture of the new window at Airport! The dedication ceremony for Fred Bigelow was held in late June. Fred’s favorite thing to do was kayaking on Comox Lake, so he will be happy with this!

Private Workshops

I have had some wonderful students taking classes this summer. Their work was exceptional! They enjoyed the workshop, and I enjoyed them!

Thank you so much for your time, support, and interest for this newsletter!! Still not totally into this emailing stuff – I miss the chats on the phone, so feel free to call or drop in!

Looking forward to hearing from you, stay safe, Cheers, Jan