Charles Gabriel_Glassworks_ for artist, Marianne Nicolson_first sections of a 35 foot long panel set that is carved both sides for the Canadian Embassy In Amman Jordan, the laminate interlayers are set between the two panels by the team keeping the glass spotless at all times

In 2013, Marianne Nicolson approached me about building a 35′ X 6′ (total of 9 sections) art glass to be used in an exterior wall for the new Canadian Chancery in Amman, Jordan. We decided on an laminated panel using a coloured interlayer. Her artwork would be carved partially on each side of the panels […]

Charles Gabriel_Glassworks_ for artist, Marianne Nicolson_ coloured, laminated, carved 'fin' glass in hand sculpted laminate wood base

Marianne wanted to use the sample glasses from the Rivers Monument project for something. We made a few more in smaller sizes and I built some bases from Parallam. First step was to route out a deep, angled slot in the block – then shape with a chainsaw, hand tool (hammer..!), and sanders.Then, as the […]

(2008) Marianne Nicolson needed to create a glass artpiece for the North Vancouver Library’s Spirit Square. This was to include carved artglass glass for a faceted rotunda, and an extension of the pattern to carry beyond onto wall-mounted panels. Once she had her patterns, we enlarged them and worked out the divisions to match the vertical panel separations. […]