Happy Canada Day Everyone!!
I can’t think of a better way to celebrate our Canadian culture than by sharing my trip to an emerging superstar in the Canadian glassblowing industry.
Although my butt hurt for 2 days afterword, the drive to Windsor was worth it.
I was on a mission after all: to see my client’s chandelier.
The wife and husband team of Eva Milinkovic and Kris Gene have had their studio Tsunami Glassworks for 5 years now and besides being written up in numerous art/design publications from all over the world, they have collected a very impressive array of clients from The Ritz Carlton to Toronto Thompson Hotel. And they were recently mentioned in Nesting Newbies as one of the hottest trends. And I couldn’t agree more. Read more here.
When I arrived, I was greeted by Eva and Heidi’s Chupa Chups tree! Yummy!
Once in the gallery, it was difficult to fix my eyes on one thing because there were so many beautiful pieces that I’ve only seen pictures of before. I had to stop myself from touching them!
Then Eva gave me a tour of their big airy studio.
Kris and Heidi working on a mold.
The new sandblasting room that Kris is building.
Pieces waiting to be polished – Heidi and Eva inspecting a piece.
And finally Kris and Eva showed me the chandelier.
Partially installed so that I could see the mounting plate and how the raindrops were going to be fitted. The raindrops were beautiful and sparkled amber in the sunlight. Exactly what I wanted to happen.
Some final touches; like the powder coating of the base and polishing of the raindrops and then it will be ready for shipping to Vancouver.
Thank you Kris and Eva for making an absolutely beautiful sculpture!
I can’t wait to get it installed!