Years ago, after trying a couple of times and being on a waiting list, I was lucky to get into the weekend glassblowing seminar at Harbourfront. If you’ve ever visited Harbourfront on a weekend, The Craft Studio is usually bustling with activity. When I finally got a chance to stand in front of the “Glory Hole”, I found it to be exhilarating, exciting and extremely difficult! This is a craft that cannot be done alone folks. I have an immense amount of appreciation for this craft. So, whenever I come across anything glass-blown, I stop and say a silent prayer for the amazing item that was formed.
And at this year’s Interior Design Show, I was struck into silence when I saw the Tsunami booth. Brilliantly named, Tsunami Glassworks, is owned by Eva and Kriston. A husband and wife team, who create the most amazing glass sculptures, vases, tiles and more. Operating for 5 years now, their studio, is located in Windsor , Ontario so they can be centrally located between, Toronto, Chicago and Detroit. They sell their items in retail stores in Toronto and the US and they also have sent pieces to the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Puerto Rico. Besides retail, they have many commissions with designers and architects.
The Studio and Retail Gallery
They’ve just completed a commission with the Ritz Carlton Presentation Centre, see below.
These are some of my faves:
Tsunami Glassworks’ Cascade chandelier is made of reclaimed window glass that has been etched with information from financial spreadsheets. Shown as part of the Assets & Values show in Toronto, Cascade is a timely reminder of how precarious our financial situation can be if not handled with care. by sabine7