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Out of Ruins

It was a hot, humid, sunny, summer day and all I wanted to do was be outside playing in the garden. I had an old wooden window that I had salvaged from a landfill site that I thought could make a garden fence look more interesting. I had remnants of glass that was sitting in a box collecting dust when I thought the two items (window frame and glass) combined could be a clever idea. My first piece was called Gypsy Jewel and I have such fond memories of the color and texture of the design. I knew I had found my passion, my joy. There was room for creativity, ingenuity and energy. My strength of character drove me to dig beyond what already existed in the glass world and this allowed me to create a new art form.  I never knew that my introduction to glass would change my life and how over the years I would grow as an artist.  As I began this artistic journey in 2003, I began to explore the properties of
glass and learned how to push the limits of traditional glass work and create a whole new glass look.  The Out of Ruins technique was developed and refined over the years. It was the gift of imagination, the spirit of moving beyond the boundaries of what could be and accepting the challenges of failure that brought me to this place. My patrons have made me the success I am today.

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  • Night Lights - Artfest Ontario

    Natures Night Lights

    Out of Ruins
    $30.00

    Natures Night Lights Sweetest night lights ever!! Comes in a variety of handcrafted fused glass nature styles. Free shipping in Canada

    $30.00
  • Unusual Night Lights

    Out of Ruins
    $29.95

    Unusual Night Lights This collection of night lights are only available in limited numbers and once sold will no longer be available except through...

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    $29.95
  • Cardinals in Birch Trees Small Window - Artfest Ontario - Out of Ruins - Glass Work
    Cardinals in Birch Tree - Artfest Ontario

    Cardinals in Birch Trees Small Window

    Out of Ruins
    $175.00

    Cardinals in Birch Trees Small Window Colourful cardinals 12"x18" Landscape or Portrait style options are available. These stunning renditions of a...

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    $175.00
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    Coaster Sets

    Out of Ruins
    Original price $60.00
    Current price $45.00

    Coaster Sets Set of 4 coasters makes an amazing gift for some who loves colour! Bright and cheerful. On sale for the holiday gift giving season.  F...

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    Original price $60.00
    Current price $45.00
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  • Whimsical Window Series - Artfest Ontario - Out of Ruins - Glass Work
    Whimsical Window Series - Artfest Ontario - Out of Ruins - Glass Work

    Whimsical Window Series

    Out of Ruins
    from $125.00

    Whimsical Window Series Sometimes art is about fun and playfulness. Glass art is no different. While it is not stained glass, it is all glass and a...

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    from $125.00
  • Med & Lg Holiday Window Designs

    Out of Ruins
    from $290.00

    Medium & Large Holiday Window Designs Celebrate the holiday season and create delightful timeless memories. Choose from adorable classic favour...

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  • Holiday Glass Art

    Out of Ruins
    from $110.00

    Holiday Glass Art These self standing waves are a limited edition and vary as they are all One of a Kind Glass Art creations. Delightful for holida...

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  • Birch Tree Glass Wave Series - Artfest Ontario - Out of Ruins - Glass Work
    Birch Tree Glass Wave Series - Artfest Ontario - Out of Ruins - Glass Work

    Birch Tree Glass Wave Series

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    from $90.00

    Birch Tree Glass Wave Series This series of Birch Trees come in 2 sizes and many options of natures colours and designs. Self standing using the wa...

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  • Table Top Christmas Trees - Artfest Ontario - Out of Ruins - Glass Work
    Table Top Christmas Trees - Artfest Ontario - Out of Ruins - Glass Work

    Table Top Christmas Trees

    Out of Ruins
    $140.00

    Table Top Christmas Trees Twinkling, sparkling Christmas trees are a great addition to any home celebrating the holidays. Grandmas room could have ...

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    $140.00
  • Holiday Window Series - Artfest Ontario - outofruins -
    Holiday Window Series - Artfest Ontario - outofruins -

    Holiday Window Series

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    from $180.00

    Holiday Window Series The holiday seasons brings families and friends together to celebrate. Why not decorate with a new family heirloom, an annual...

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  • English Garden Glass Waves - Artfest Ontario - Out of Ruins - Glass Work
    English Garden Glass Waves - Artfest Ontario - Out of Ruins - Glass Work

    English Garden Glass Waves

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    from $90.00

    English Garden Glass Waves New to the Out of Ruins line of artwork, one of a kind glass art waves quickly became a passion. While this style of gl...

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  • Blue Glass Waves

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    from $90.00

    Blue Glass Waves New to the Out of Ruins line of artwork, one of a kind glass art waves quickly became a passion. While this style of glass is not ...

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    from $90.00
  • Large Unique Glass Waves

    Out of Ruins
    from $150.00

    Large Unique Glass Waves The items are one of a kind and available this year only. Fun Fun Fun! Each wave in this series is 10 x 18". New to the Ou...

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  • Large Birch Glass Waves

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    from $150.00

    Large Birch Glass Waves Our best Canadian glass art seller. Creativity is the driving force behind these amazing stand alone pieces of Glass Art. T...

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  • Large Glass Flower Waves

    Out of Ruins
    from $170.00

     Large Glass Flower Waves These Glass Art Waves come in a variety of designs and will enhance any room. They are all One of a Kind and are either 8...

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    Cheeseboard and Coaster Sets

    Out of Ruins
    Original price $55.00
    Current price $30.00

    Cheeseboard and Coaster Sets Taking an empty bottle and melting it flat in a kiln is a very cool process, but adding the label onto the bottle take...

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    Current price $30.00
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  • Ravishing Red Glass Wave

    Ravishing Red Glass Waves

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    from $90.00

    Ravishing Red Glass Waves Beautiful Glass Art waves that just make the room pop with colour. These items make a great gift. Fused glass art. Free s...

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  • Med Canadianna Series - Artfest Ontario - Out of Ruins - Glass Work
    Med Canadianna Series - Artfest Ontario - Out of Ruins - Glass Work

    Canadianna Window Series

    Out of Ruins
    from $250.00

    Canadianna Window Series Canadians love to be close to nature and Canada offers so much variety of natural beauty throughout the country.  Enjoy th...

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  • Med Cardinals and Chickadees - Artfest Ontario - Out of Ruins - Glass Work
    Med Cardinals and Chickadees - Artfest Ontario - Out of Ruins - Glass Work

    Cardinals and Chickadees in Birch Tree Windows

    Out of Ruins
    $275.00

    Cardinals and Chickadees in Birch Tree Windows When we think of the beauty of nature we clearly see the stunning red colour of Cardinals and the ha...

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    $275.00
  • Medium Garden Window Series

    Out of Ruins
    $275.00

    Medium Garden Window Series Our beloved gardens can be with us all year when you own a stunning fused/stain glass window. These designs come with a...

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    $275.00
  • Made in Canada Window Series - Artfest Ontario - Out of Ruins - Glass Work
    Made in Canada Window Series - Artfest Ontario - Out of Ruins - Glass Work

    Made in Canada Window Series

    Out of Ruins
    from $150.00

    Made in Canada Window Series Canadians are proud and a fun loving nation. We take pride in our stunning landscape and our iconic wildlife. These de...

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    from $150.00
  • Snowman Window Series - Artfest Ontario - Out of Ruins - Glass Work
    Snowman Window Series - Artfest Ontario - Out of Ruins - Glass Work

    Snowman Window Series

    Out of Ruins
    from $150.00

    Snowman Window Series The holiday season is a great time to decorate the home with wonderful and happy family treasures. Why not add a wonderful Gl...

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  • Birch Tree Series - Artfest Ontario - Out of Ruins - Glass Work
    Birch Tree Series - Artfest Ontario - Out of Ruins - Glass Work

    Birch Tree Window Series

    Out of Ruins
    from $150.00

    Birch Tree Window Series Nature is all around us and every season offers a different experience. Our beloved birch tree is just another way to conn...

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    from $150.00
  • English Garden Window Series - Artfest Ontario - Out of Ruins - Glass Work
    English Garden Window Series - Artfest Ontario - Out of Ruins - Glass Work

    English Garden Window Series

    Out of Ruins
    from $150.00

    English Garden Window Series This colourful arrangement of glass creates that one of a kind English Garden window that adds spectacular excitement ...

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    from $150.00
  • Flower Night Lights

    Out of Ruins
    $29.95

    Flower Night Lights These sweet and colourful night lights creates the perfect glow in any room. Small but adorable.  Variation of colours creates ...

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    $29.95
  • Birch Tree Night Light

    Out of Ruins
    $29.95

    Birch Tree Night Light Just a wonderful reminder of birch trees in summer and in the winter.  A perfect way to make a room glow and a wonderful gif...

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    $29.95
  • Pretty in Blue Window Series - Artfest Ontario - Out of Ruins - Glass Work
    Pretty in Blue Window Series - Artfest Ontario - Out of Ruins - Glass Work

    Pretty in Blue Window Series

    Out of Ruins
    from $150.00

    Pretty in Blue Window Series This series of Blue glass art is so sweet when combined in either a frame or displayed on a piece of live edge wood. A...

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    from $150.00
  • Toronto Blue Jays Serving Board - Artfest Ontario - Out of Ruins -

    Toronto Blue Jays Serving Board

    Out of Ruins
    $24.00

    Toronto Blue Jays Serving Board A tribute to Canada's beloved Toronto Blue Jay's baseball team.  Having friends over to watch the game? Serve them...

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    $24.00
  • Birch Tree in Summer Glass Art - Artfest Ontario

    Birch Tree in Summer Glass Art

    Out of Ruins
    $175.00

     Birch Tree in Summer Glass Art Nature is all around us and every season offers a different experience. Our beloved birch tree is just another way ...

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    $175.00
  • English Garden Glass Art Frame - Artfest Ontario

    English Garden Glass Art Frame

    Out of Ruins
    $275.00

    English Garden Glass Art Frame These perfect sized window can compliment any home. So pretty and easy to enjoy all year. Flowers bring joy and hap...

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    $275.00
  • English Garden 8" - Artfest Ontario

    English Garden Glass Wave 8" x 12"

    Out of Ruins
    $100.00

    English Garden Glass Wave  8" x 12" A reminder of our beautiful gardens can be with you all year.8" tall x 12" wide Free standing and ready for dis...

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    $100.00
  • English Garden 6" Wave - Artfest Ontario

    English Garden 6" Wave

    Out of Ruins
    $85.00

    English Garden 6" Wave A reminder of our beautiful gardens can be with you all year. 6" x 12" Free Shipping

    $85.00