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
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
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.
Find some of Eve’s work here.
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.
Did you know a Canadian woman designed and built the 10 heritage stained glass windows at St. Michael’s Hospital?
The windows were designed by Yvonne Williams, regarded by many as the greatest Canadian stained glass artist of the 20th century.
Eve Guinan, a conservator and restorer from EGD Glass, is currently working to restore the 75-year-old stained glass windows that line the Chapel.
Join us for Windows That Speak on Friday, October 17 from 12:35 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. in the Chapel.
Eve will show and describe the delicate work of dismantling, restoring and reassembling St. Michael’s Heritage windows. Bring your questions and curiosity!
When: Friday, October 17 from 12:35 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Where: St. Michael’s Hospital, 30 Bond St, Toronto.
This event is part of Spiritual Care Week.
1) You’ve considered gluing plastic onto the cracks in your stained glass window.
2)…Or removing it entirely!
3) Your windows are becoming part of the natural habitat.
4) Your solder joints are cracking under the pressure!
5) The cobwebs are starting to look like Halloween decorations.
6) Your paint is no longer a-peeling.
7) You find footprints and think you might have a raccoon problem…
8) You definitely have a raccoon problem!
Houses built in Victorian times often used the landings of grand staircases as an opportunity to feature stained glass windows. Generally the themes made use of geometric patterns, but on occasion a whimsical design was used. This whimsical window features a possible Greek muse.