We are Kiele & Barb, a mother and daughter creative team currently working and living in Toronto (Kiele) and Erin Ontario (Barb). We create one of a kind fused glass art including pendants, earrings (studs and hoops), keychains, wine charms, serving dishes and more!
I have been an Artist all of my life and a Graphic Designer since 2005 (www.artbykiele.ca). I have been painting and dabbling in various crafts for as long as I can remember. Immediately after graduating from high school I knew I had to do something creative with my life so I applied to Holland College for Graphic Design. I love doing Graphic Design as a career as well as continually discovering other creative outlets in my spare time.
I've always been interested in glass because of my mothers experience with it, so I decided to try working with it. I started out doing lampwork beads but once I tried fusing glass... I was hooked!!
I have always been interested in glass art. I worked in stained glass for about 8 years which sparked my interest in fused glass. After taking a short course to learn the basics and the formulas for fusing glass, I taught my daughter and here we are! Kiele and I are a great team, constantly encouraging and inspiring each other every step of the way. We both bring different artistic styles and ideas to the table creating an endless variety of unique pieces.
Being in the Property Management industry, working with glass along with painting and other art mediums brings me a lot of pleasure and relaxation. Being partners with my daughter Kiele is rewarding as well.
"The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself." -Alan Alda