Seasons Greetings from EGD Glass

 

                  Seasons Greetings from EGD Glass

EGD Glass wishes you a joyous holiday season and best wishes for 2019.
To mark the holiday season, EGD Glass is contributing to organizations in need of support – Doctors Without Borders, the Yonge Street Mission, Sistering and Covenant House
The image featured in this Christmas card is a detail from one of the 5 Baptistery windows at St. Thomas’s Anglican Church, Toronto. The restoration of the windows began with the removal in January of this year and the installation was completed in November 2018.
The windows were designed and fabricated by A. J. Davies, Bromsgrove Guild, England and installed circa 1922

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EGD Glass had a busy November

 

EGD Glass have completed two major projects that have been keeping us busy in the studio and on site this year.
St Thomas’s Anglican Church, Huron Street,Toronto. The Baptistery windows were fully restored. The windows were commissioned by the congregation in memory of those that sacrificed their lives in World War 1. The windows were designed and made by A.J.Davies a renowned member of the  Bromsgrove Guild (1922) and set into a purpose-built Baptistery designed by Eden Smith, sited on the south-east corner of St. Thomas’s, circa 1920. A special evening service on 11th November 2018 was held at St. Thomas’s to commemorated the centennial of the Armistice  and rededicated of the restored Baptistery windows.

Photograph of Baptistery  illuminated from the exterior for the evening ceremony.

Photography of the EGD team attending the service and Rev’d. Mark Andrews,  Incumbent of St. Thomas’s Church

 

Eve Guinan wins Architectural Conservancy Ontario award

Leading architectural heritage organization honors Eve Guinan with an award for her work.

In its presentation of the James D Stachan Award for Craftmanship, Architectural Conservancy Ontario wrote “For her long and distinguished career, an impressive body of work encompassing dozens of projects in communities across Ontario, and for her training of apprentices who intend to keep the craft of stained glass restoration alive.”

The James D Stachan Award for Craftmanship, named in memory of the late Jim Strachan, recognizes outstanding craftsmanship where the heritage of artisan craft and material is preserved.

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Find some of Eve’s work here.

Season’s Greetings!

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EGD Glass wishes you a joyous holiday season and best wishes for 2018.

To mark the holiday season, EGD Glass is making a financial contribution to three organizations in need of support this year – Doctors Without Borders, the Yonge Street Mission and Sistering.

The image featured in this Christmas card is a detail from the great east window at Knox Presbyterian Church, Toronto. The restoration of the windows began with the removal in January of this year and the installation was completed in November 2017.

The windows were designed and fabricated by N.T.LYONS of Toronto and installed circa 1906.

Season’s Greetings!

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EGD Glass wishes you a joyous holiday season and best wishes for 2017.

To mark the holiday season, EGD Glass is making a financial contribution to three organizations in need of support this year – Doctors Without Borders, the Yonge Street Mission and Sistering.

The windows featured in this Christmas card can be viewed at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Toronto. They were designed and installed by EGD Glass in 2015.

EGD Glass Receives Award of Merit for St. Michael’s Hospital Chapel

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Eve Guinan with Katelyn Marie Poyntz and Kelly Gilbride.

EGD Glass has recieved an Award of Merit in the category of Conservation: Materials, Craftsmanship and Construction from the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals.

EGD’s glazing team worked to restore the 75-year-old stained glass windows that grace the chapel at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. The goal was to maintain the historical integrity of the stained glass by using as much of the original materials as possible. The Chapel’s 10 stained glass windows were originally designed and fabricated by Yvonne Williams in her Toronto design studio in 1939. The windows were made from tiny pieces of fully painted glass.

The renovations began in 2014. A condition survey revealed the stained glass windows were in poor condition. A lack of protective glazing meant the windows had been exposed to the elements over the years. EGD Glass was contracted to provide a full conservation treatment.

EGD Glass removed the windows from their openings before taking rubbings and thorough documentation. The windows were dismantled in our Toronto studio and reconstructed using best practice of conservation principles. The restored windows were reinstalled in their original openings in 2015.

The restoration was covered by the Toronto Star in 2014.

New Stained Glass at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church opened it’s present building for worship in 1876. This Romanesque Revival church, located in Toronto, was designed by architect William G. Storm.

In 2015, a committee from the church commissioned EGD Glass to design and fabricate nine new stained glass panels for the tympanum windows above the three main doors at the front of the building.

EGD Glass creating new stained glass at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

EGD Glass took a modern approach to the design of the windows, while taking care to incorporate traditional motifs found in the existing rose window. The existing rose window features an ornamental floral pattern. This floral detail was hand-painted onto the new windows. Silver stain highlights of yellow were added to complete the process and the windows were fired in a kiln for durability.

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church new stained glass windows

The panels were installed at St. Andrew’s in March 2016.