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Contemporary art glass windows designed for a family room with a fireplace. The contemporary abstract design symbolizes ever-burning fire 

Modern double door entrance system with transom window for a double -height foyer of a large residence in Vaughan, Ontario. The idea of the stained glass design was to let the art lines to run through large glass areas freely with some interaction between lines and art glass.  This stained glass design was further development of the idea to explore expressive line in stained glass design not only as a connector between lines but also as an independent graphic element 

Contemporary abstract stained glass wall divider for a living room of a private residence in Mississauga. The interior space was redesigned by celebrity interior designer Kimberly Seldon. The walls were removed to open up the living space. The decorative glass wall divider aesthetically isolates the entrance into the basement and washroom in an artful way.  The panel is designed with powerful lead lines and open free shape edge of glass panel. Very thick fused glass elements are textured highlights for the panel that add dynamic stunning effects to glass artwork

We also completed for the same client the art mosaic panel in abstract style made of white and gold smalty, and pale yellow glass rocks installed above the fireplace

Contemporary stained glass hangings were designed for a charming owner of a private residence in High Park – Bloor Village area in Toronto, who is in love and balance with nature. The client is a passionate gardener with a beautiful garden in the backyard of the house. The goal of the stained glass project was to block an ugly view from the side windows of the sunroom and keep open the view to a beautiful garden in the backyard. The stained and leaded glass panels were designed as decorative hangings to have the possibility to take them if the client moves to a different location. A few years later we packed the art glass panels for the client who moved to a new home on Vancouver Island, BC 

Artistic Line Studio (now called Victoria Balva Glass Studio) caught my eye at the National Home Show. Victoria's work was unusual, creative and beautiful. Needing stained glass windows for my breakfast room, I asked for a consultation. Victoria came to my home to see where the new windows would be placed. She asked many questions to help her understand what I wanted from this project and offered several ideas. We met at her studio where she showed me the various types of glass available and helped me select colours and materials. She provided me with 3 design choices. All were terrific. A few weeks later the windows were installed and were beyond my expectations. Stunning works of art that bring me great joy every day. Victoria and her team are consummate professionals. Her pride in her work and attention to detail shows. The designs are all original and creative. Her choice of materials, exquisite. When I accidentally cracked one of the windows, it was repaired in a way that incorporated the repair into the design. As a client, I felt listened to and my ideas considered. Choose Victoria Balva Glass Studio and you will be looking at a beautiful functional piece of art for many years to come. Highly recommended!

Abstract modern stained glass transom windows for a living room of a custom-built residence in Horrest Hill, Toronto. The living space is enhanced with the beauty of decorative glass windows,  add style and privacy to the house. We also designed and fabricated decorative glass transom window for a front door with red crystal jewels

Modern stained and leaded glass hangings add privacy and beautify a dining room space in Toronto home. Art glass hangings hide a less-than-spectacular view. The client needed to add privacy without blocking out natural light. The modern spiral wires chandelier is a centerpiece of the room and served as inspiration for contemporary stained glass window hangings. 

Modern design stained and leaded glass oval window set and double door inserts for the front entrance foyer of a private house in Richmond Hill. The project was commissioned by a successful insurance broker working from a home office. The goal was to create the decorative front entrance glass system that Brightens the space, adds privacy and unique character to the house, so the house would be easily recognizable to the visitors. 

5 contemporary abstract stained and leaded glass panels suspended in a bay window of the family room to add privacy and beauty to the interior.

Floral design stained and leaded glass window created for a family house in Oakville. The stained and leaded glass window blocks an unpleasant view on the neighbour’s house side wall, adds privacy and beauty to the interior while keeping the room bright! The stained glass window was inspired by  floral art glass designs by one on the most brilliant stained glass artists in North America: Robert Oddy

We love the window Victoria did for us and everyone who saw it over the Christmas holidays commented on how beautiful it is. Judy is retiring in a couple of weeks and she says one of the nice things about being home be seeing the sun shining through the window in the daylight.

Modern art line design for the contemporary stained and leaded glass windows installed at the historical house in Richmond Hill. Simple minimal geometry, powerful art lines, textured clear art glass to add privacy to the high traffic areas and block and the unpleasant view from the window