Charles Gabriel_Sculptural Glass_hand-carved and kiln-fired art glass_"Salmon Run"_detail from completed transom glass showing tribal face and fish images with contrasting background texture

 Transom detail (click pix to enlarge) Design: This glasswork was created specifically for the clients and their site installation. The “Salmon Run” design is based on the life cycle of the salmon, in which the fishes life journey begins and ends at the same waterway. The stylized salmon in the design are both swimming away from, and […]

Charles Gabriel_Sculptural Glass_hand-carved and kiln-fired architectural art glass_"MELROSS"_ interior railing carved and hi-fired with red frit

Client Interests: Cycling – Red Wine – More Cycling… “Melross”is from 2007. Specific to the dynamic clients, the design intent was to reference cyclic action and progressive outward growth/movement. Lives are represented by circular patterns, like orbits, connected by transect lines, with smaller milestones popping up and creating their own set of orbits – who’s paths would […]

Charles Gabriel_Sculptural Glass_hand-carved and kiln-fired art glass_"Pinnacle"_sandblasted carving detail 2

(2014)   Design Intent: To create an 8 foot vertical glass divider sympathetic to the existing architecture of client’s master en suite.      Although the aesthetic aim is to create an interesting piece of glass, I also feel responsible for the resources used in its construction. As each piece is created entirely by hand, […]

Koi

Charles Gabriel_Sculptural Glass_hand-carved art glass_Koi fish images_1

    2013. These Koi panels were more of a decorative project, but a lot of fun to create. The client lived and breathed everything Koi, and as a master breeder, traveled the world with his passion.  

Charles Gabriel_Sculptural Glass_hand-carved and kiln-fired art glass_"Chateau-De-Lis"_ 'Googoo Hommes et GooGoo Filles'_ completed carved and kiln-fired en suite entry glass

       2007. With respect to Marc Chagall, “Rooster Lady” was the basis for “La Boulangerie”. “GooGoo Hommes et GooGoo Filles”, the master ensuite entry attempts to capture a similar feel. “Proprietor” used Numpty here (with some imaginary fur) seated at a desk – used for the study door, “Le Trone” began with a photo of […]

Charles Gabriel_Sculptural Glass_hand-carved and kiln-fired architectural art glass_"Anya Domine"_interior railing sections2

  2009. Anya Domine -“Systems Within A System” When I was first approached by Chris Walker (Christopher Developments) about designing the art glass panel railing for Mondrian House, the building was still in frame-up stage, although there were CAD renderings to help visualize its completed form. Clearly though, the house was to be an uncluttered […]

Charles Gabriel_Sculptural Glass_hand-carved and kiln-fired art glass_Reeds_Clive's Classic Lounge/Chateau Victoria_carved with blue and green frit bubbles and cast back texture_detail

    2008. Almost 300 sq/ft of hand-drawn, hand-carved 12mm glass. The decorative panels had an underwater theme, referencing the nearby Pacific Ocean. The bubbles had blue and green fritwork and the firing included adding a casting of a hand-trowled “icey” pattern on the back. Two of the sections were bent into curves, and one […]