BalsamrootGlass

Functional Stained Glass for Home and Office

Lethbridge, Canada | 1181 Sales

BalsamrootGlass

Functional Stained Glass for Home and Office

Lethbridge, Canada 1181 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Kathleen Sheppard

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Kathleen Sheppard

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Make your desk smile! New colors of succulent planters are now available.
Brand new glass color, brand new design. All new tea boxes now available.
It's always exciting when a new shipment of glass arrives! So many new colors to explore!
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About

Functional stained glass for home and office.

I began working in stained glass in 2001. I love the translucent colors of glass that you can’t find with any other medium. Even though I love working with glass, I’m a bit of a magpie, I love to collect other materials such as paper, beads, yarn and buttons so that I can combine them with my stained glass.

I’m always searching for new ideas for products that I can make that combine traditional stained glass techniques with other materials. I strive to create functional, contemporary objects that can’t be found anywhere else.

When I’m searching for new ideas, I spend lots of time looking at the latest trends in home, office, and kitchen decor and thinking about how those objects could be created in stained glass. Once I have an idea, I create a rough sketch with measurements for all the pieces of glass that I will need. For new designs, I create a prototype to make sure that the paper design will work in reality. Once I’ve worked out the bugs, I’ve found it’s most efficient to create multiple items of the same type at the same time.

Balsamroot Glass Studio is located in Lethbridge, Alberta. If you are looking for hand-crafted woodwork, please visit my husband's shop at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Balsamrootwoodwork or see my glass paperweights at www.etsy.com/shop/WolfWillowGlassworks

Notes from my lovely customers:

“Love my customized container as it adds something out of the ordinary to my desk necessities. Seller was very accommodating in making the label personalized for me and it was delivered in perfect condition and very timely. I am very satisfied!!!”

“They are even more beautiful in person. I love love love them. Thank you so much!“

All designs and photos are copyright Kathleen Sheppard 2001-2016.

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  • Kathleen Sheppard

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I have been working in stained glass since 2001. I love the play of light and glass and I am always looking for new ways to incorporate other materials into my designs including metal, polymer clay, yarns or anything that catches my fancy.

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