Art Glass

Stained glass wall tile: Smaller in scale, and in every colour imaginable


From simple to intricate: Stone field tile, borders and caps for wall and floor


Backpainted wall tile:  Inlays of gloss and matte glass, giving an incredible 2-d effect

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Working directly with designers and design enthusiasts, we offer a large collection of patterns and materials, creating custom tiles of exceptional beauty and quality. Each tile is made-to-order in our Vancouver studio, and shipped to residential and hospitality clients throughout North America.


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Stunning New York Kitchen

One of our customers in New York was kind enough to share with us a lovely image of her backsplash, and I am sure it will be inspiring for many other design –savvy individuals looking for the perfect tile to finish off their contemporary white kitchens. Soft white cabinets paired with white or grey marble countertops are in vogue these days, and our Detailed Moroccan Glass Connectable tile in White Gloss and Matte Linen works perfectly! The mix of gloss  and matte glass gives the tile a kind of 3-dimensional look, while still remaining subtle and elegant.

In a conversation while we were planning her backsplash, Melissa,  the owner of this beautiful home, laughed when saying “if I can only convince my husband”…I’m pretty sure he is convinced now.

Well done and thanks for sending us the photo Melissa!

Kempkes kitchen


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Introducing the “Quill” Art Glass Mosaic


Quill is the newest addition to the Art Glass Mosaic Collection.  Clean lines, delicate, lovely.  Here is a peak at the tile in warm Delche –  a great contrast with the dark wood cabinets.  The homeowners even managed to find pendant lights in a similar art glass colour – How lucky is that?



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And since it’s August 29th and the unofficial end of the summer (sigh), we wish everyone a wonderful weekend.    Hope that you have plans to make the most of it.

3D-Cube Art Glass Tile – Introducing the Paragon

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Recognize this?  I have always loved patterns that have a multi-dimensional effect.   Pouring through design media over a mug of tea (Saturday morning ritual), I’ve found this 3-D cube pattern on vinyl floors in modern kitchens, in marquetry,  and in textiles – the latter sometimes in understated tones, or in bright, bold and multi-coloured combinations (think fuschia and orange!)

Why the sudden interest in this geometrical pattern?  Recently, a designer contacted us, inquiring as to whether we could create a tile for her of a pattern that she had seen in her travels, and “ta-da!”,  our art glass Paragon pattern was born. I think I’m in love! The designer chose our crisp, solid “White” art glass for the kitchen she was working on, and hopefully we can see some install images when the project is completed.  It makes a bold statement in solid “Black” art glass as well, and the light bouncing off the glass brings out a subtle depth even when using a single colour.

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As we spring fully into summer, to those of you north of the 49th, Happy Canada Day, and to our southern neighbours, Happy 4th.

Thanks for visiting.


Spring has sprung!

Signs of Spring

It has been a busy few months.  Here are a few projects that have been heading out the door, and there seems to be a trend happening.   Not sure whether it’s the arrival of the warmer weather after a very cold and long winter endured by so many, or maybe it’s inspiration from the design media we all so enjoy,  and the interest this year on shades of lilac (House and Home’s May edition) and touches of pink (Style at Home’s May issue).  We are getting requests for vibrant greens, yellows, soft pinks and lilacs.  Here are a few examples that have gone out the door in the past few weeks.

We start off with something a bit different, above:  A custom designed, Chinoiserie-inspired art glass mural that will keep a bathroom in perpetual springtime.

The next two will be adorning the walls of powder rooms.  Can’t wait to see the images of the final look.


A fresh twist on the Detailed Moroccan back painted glass.

A fresh twist on the Detailed Moroccan back painted glass.

Vintage in lively Safari art glass

Vintage in lively Safari art glass


Sand Dollar is available in large format stone for floors, and in smaller format in Art Glass for walls.  A foyer in Calgary is getting this pretty stone combination of marble and onyx, framed in the Herringbone Border.

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Historic Calgary Restaurant that “WOWs”! The Bank and Baron P.U.B.

Art Glass Mosaic "Plume" in Black, White and Mirror art glass

Art Glass Mosaic “Plume” in Black, White and Mirror art glass

If you have ever been to Calgary, you have no doubt walked past or gone into the historic Bank of Nova Scotia building on Stephen’s Ave.  This magnificent piece of architectural history has recently re-opened as The Bank and Baron P.U.B., and we had the pleasure of working with Interior Designer Jacqueline Corea, her team at Corea Sotropa,  and the installation team at KBM Commercial Floor Coverings, to create the tiled wall that, in our humble opinion, is pretty spectacular.

This article in Avenue Magazine captures the historic importance of the building, and the devotion of the pub owners to restoring the building to an awe-inspiring splendor.


Photo courtesy of Avenue Magazine

Photo courtesy of Avenue Magazine


We hope that you will enjoy this little piece of history, and if you’re in Calgary, enjoy some of the pub’s 26 beers on tap!



Chevron Tile – Always a Favourite!

Quite often we get clients calling the Studio wanting a pattern that will make an impact, yet will feel timeless for years to come. One style we recommend is any of our chevron patterns. This classic motif makes a perfect addition to any space, whether it’s traditional or modern, bold or serene. With these patterns, the devil really is in the details, and the combination of colours and materials will make these tiles as daring as you want them to be.

Kelly Deck and Lindsay Gunther of Kelly Deck Design, had some fun creating this custom art glass backsplash for a contemporary kitchen concept. Although the colours fall into the neutral category, the backsplash definitely demands attention.

Chevron Kelly Deck


The Caprio Art Glass Mosaic in Ivory and Veil is a perfect backdrop to this traditional (yet decorative!) vanity.


The version below of the Caprio, in Veil and White glass,  is a quieter way to add some interest to a backsplash or bathroom, and because the two glass colours are whites, the combination will work with most colour palettes.

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Debuting at the IDS show in Toronto this winter, the “Chevronelle” Glass Connectable is an edgy, modern version of a chevron, and was a favourite of Canadian designers who dropped by the booth. (Thanks for the tweet Sarah Richardson!) What makes this tile fun is the mixture of matte and glossy back-painted glass,  with small touches of acid-etched mirror that add just the right amount of “zing”.


And of course, we have the Artistic Stone designs. The “Taj” pattern works well on its own for a complete floor, or as a rug,  seen here partnered with the “Sienna” border.

Taj w Sienna Border


And saving my favourite for last – this is the stone version of the Caprio, created for Beyond Beige Interior Design. They decided to alternate between honed and polished marble. Works beautifully,  don’t you think?

Beyond Beige Award Winning Kitchen


Thanks for visiting!





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“Harlequin” Art Glass Backsplash

Ready to Ship - Harlequin Backsplash

Happy Friday!

Here is the result of a homeowner’s decision to buck the classic Subway tile trend, and instead introduce a more custom, albeit timeless, tile design to her kitchen.  Adds some “zing“, don’t you think?

Thanks, Miriam, for choosing our tile as part of your reno plan,  and for forwarding the photos of your finished kitchen.  It looks terrific.




Update From IDS14

Our home for the next few days.

Our home for the next few days.

Dear all,

The show is great, as always.  And, as always, wish I had an unlimited bank account so that I could purchase the beautiful furniture, glass sculptures, mosaics, lighting fixtures and textiles that surround us in Studio North.  The talent is remarkable.

Here are a few pics of our booth just before the opening night party (huge success and tons of fun), and some pics of our neighbours, with more to come!


Terrific display by a Quebec design collaborative

Terrific display by a Quebec design collaborative

Frame from our neighbour, Karen, of Mosaicworks

Frame from our neighbour, Karen, of Mosaicworks






"Seashells" in Veil art glass

IDS 2014: Introducing New Art Glass Mosaic Tiles

Our bags are packed, and we’re ready to go…well, not quite, but we’re getting there.

We will be back  in Studio North showing new designs, new colours and new materials.   Here is a sneak peak at 4 new designs joining the ever-popular Art Glass Mosaic Collection.  Along with new art glass colours, the possibilities for your made-to-order, one- of- a- kind tile creation just got better.  Come by for a visit!



"Circulo" using Pewter and Pure art glass

“Circulo” using Pewter and Pure art glass


"Seashells" in Veil art glass

“Seashells” in Veil art glass


"Arrondi" in Driftwood art glass

“Arrondi” in Driftwood art glass


"Viento" using Seaport, Atlantic, Roan and Aqua art glass

“Viento” using Seaport, Atlantic, Roan and Aqua art glass









Unbelievable Tiled Bathroom



Detailed Bathos Glass Connectable:  Love the combo of Charcoal, Blue and White glass

Detailed Bathos Glass Connectable: Love the combo of Charcoal, Blue and White glass

I know what you’re thinking:  “This can’t be a real photo”. 

But it is! 

This was just sent to us today from a client in Southern California.  Isn’t it something? We’re thrilled,  not only  by the photo, but by these very kind words:

“It looks amazing, thank you all for your hard work on that order, you all are very talented craftsmen”

Thanks A.S.  Nice way to start our weekend.