Of particular benefit to the hobbyist has been the development of a comprehensive Canada-wide distribution network for stained glass tools and supplies.
Although churches continue to provide opportunities for window commissions, the secularization of the medium has led to a growing number of applications in public buildings and private residences.
In recent years many artists and craftspersons also began to produce autonomous works that could be exhibited independent of an architectural setting.
Thus, exhibitions of stained glass, once a rarity in Canada, now occur on a regular basis.
Accordingly, stained glass has become an inexpensive and accessible part-time leisure activity for thousands of Canadians.
Bottles, jars, jugs and containers of all types, antique fruit jars, glass insulators, fishing net floats, EAPG (Early American Pattern Glass), Depression Glass, antique children’s mugs, and other items are some of the forms of glass I enjoy learning more about.