lmaguin Highlands Arts Council
Ann Swallow - In the Leaves Studio
The beauty of nature reflected in art is just another reminder of our need to protect it
PO Box 813
158 Cheer Lake Rd
Sundridge, ON P0A 1Z0
The artist, Ann Swallow moved to the Almaquin Highlands as a full time resident ten years ago and is now working full time as a glass artist creating original stained glass artwork. Ann has been working with glass for over 20 years. She began in Niagara – when she took a course with her daughter – on a whim.
Ann primarily uses the copper foil technique to create her pieces. The artwork is constructioned of smaller pieces united to form a design. It consists of wrapping cut
sections of glass in a self-adhesive tape that is made out of thin copper foil. This technique requires a great deal of dexterity and is also very time-consuming. After the sections have been foiled, they are soldered together in order to form the picture.
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“For me glass is the most mysterious and magical of materials. I love the way glass constantly changes with the light. No two pieces are ever the same and you can look at a piece and it will look different every time. I spend my time searching for new ways to use stained glass to make forms and colors; to paint with glass. Each piece I create is original and will not be duplicated. I enjoy working in ways that are unique —that’s what I love to do.”
Ann hopes to officially open the “In the Leaves” studio in the near future. I the meantime, you can contact Ann at Dewey1an@live.ca