Anthony Jamieson Designs began as a collaboration between two established glass artists, Michael Crovato and Bill Jamieson. Alongside apprentice AJ Kutchaw, we design and create original architectural glass features for residential and commercial clients.
From our earliest recollections, we have been fascinated by the play of light. We enjoy pushing the limits of what is possible technically with glass. The alchemy of heat, movement and timing combined with serendipity and technical precision must come together to achieve a fully realized, finished work. Sometimes what seems a “mistake” often becomes a new direction of work as well as an unrealized success. We strive to create work that engages other people and which continually challenges and reflects our perceptions of the world around us.
Our studio has over 30 years of experience learning and exploring new glass forming techniques. Creating architectural glass, using sand casting in the kiln, affords us an opportunity to create something beautiful and lasting for many to enjoy. Our work may be used for interior and exterior doors and windows, partition or feature screens, shower walls and doors, railings and balustrades. All of our work meets building code requirements. Collaborating with other artists and craftspeople to create work gives us the opportunity to create something truly unique. We often work with First Nations artists to cast their beautiful designs in glass.
Send us an email including details about your project, and we will reply back with details and the quoting process.
The Anthony Jamieson Design team (below) from left to right: Bill Jamieson, Michael Crovato, and AJ Kutchaw
All commissions start with a sketch. After meeting our client, viewing the site, and getting inspired, we begin to sketch out our preliminary ideas.
Eventually we settle on one design and the image is then drawn life size.
The glass is cast in a kiln on a bed of smooth sand. Sometimes we work with the sand to create textures and patterns.
The full size drawing gets transferred onto our mold-making material, which is then cut out and shaped.
The mold and glass are then carefully placed onto the prepared bed of sand.
The glass is then fired to a temperature of between 1445 and 1495 degrees F. this allows the glass to slowly slump pushing the fibre mold materials into the glass, while allowing the glass to take on the detail of the sand bed.
After the glass has cooled slowly it is ready to be removed from the kiln.
The glass is then cleaned, sent off to be tempered and is ready for installation!
Each commission begins with a consultation to establish the scope of the project. We then develop an estimate of costs and offer a budget range for the project.
Payment terms are as follows:
• 25% is due upon acceptance of the budget, based on the median price of the budget range. Upon receipt of this commitment deposit, we develop preliminary sketches.
• After a sketch is accepted and the scope of the project is approved, we establish the fixed quote.
• 25% (to a value of 50% of the final quote) is then requested. Upon receipt of the second deposit we develop the full sized pattern drawings and/or samples.
• 25% (to a value of 75% of the final quote) is requested upon acceptance of the pattern drawings and/or samples.
• The balance, including any agreed upon additional charges, is due upon acceptance or installation.
A list of references is available by request.