This colourful CHECKERBOARD is a testament to the skill of the artist. Using an amazing array of coloured and patterned glass, this unique piece stuns with its intricacy. The exacting work needed for over 150 individual pieces would test the skills of any glass artist. Wayne skillfully works with the glass, and leaded and soldered it to fit perfectly - all framed within zinc.
Size: 16 1/2" x 16 1/4", ready to hang
Due to size and weight this piece is not available by shipping. It is available for pick-up at Cedar Lake Studios, 27 Ainslie St. N. Cambridge, Ontario, or by delivery with 100 kms of Cambridge for a fee.
The Artist: Stained glass artist Wayne Reardon grew up in St. John’s, Newfoundland, where he first developed an admiration of the historic stained glass windows in churches and homes. He was also inspired by the iconic brightly coloured houses of Newfoundland. After moving to Toronto in his early 20’s Wayne’s interest in stained glass grew as he walked through the old Toronto neighbourhoods and admired the artistry of the many stained glass windows. He decided to learn the art of stained glass at a small shop in Cabbagetown, and began designing and creating custom designs. His passion was ignited, and led him to further develop his skills at night school. Raising a family and a career in accounting and then horticulture put his stained glass on hold for a few years, but the move to Galt, Ontario inspired Wayne to reconnect to his art. He has been creating amazing high-quality pieces of bevelled, coloured and patterned glass ever since. “I design pieces that emphasize the beauty of the glass and, in keeping with my Libra nature, I prefer clean and balanced lines. From the onset of designing and creating the style to selecting the colours and textures of glass, I feel a deep connection with the past.”