The STUDIO: Meet the team.


  • Glass Master
    Since 1985, David Paterson has worked exclusively with hot glass. Over the course of his career, David's work has won several awards and is now included in many private collections.

    David's work includes hand-blown vases, bowls, paperweights, perfume bottles, wine bottle stoppers, oil lamps, kiln formed plates, large wall sculptures, glass furniture, special awards;

    › Life Achievement Award,
      Ford Motor Company Canada.
    Vision Awards, Ottawa.

    Many more interesting collections.


  • Born near Salzburg, Austria, Heinz Kaswurm grew up on the family farm and guesthouse in the Austrian Alps. After graduating from one of the leading European Hotel and Tourism Schools in Salzburg, Heinz held managerial positions at numerous resort hotels and the tourism office of Lech am Arlberg.

    In 1984, Heinz and his family purchased a farm and moved to Alexandria, Ontario, Canada. In 1986, Heinz bought what is known today as the Georgian House Restaurant & Day Spa and fulfilled a lifelong dream. The restaurant is celebrating it's 26 anniversary.

    To enhance the experience, the Glassblowing Place was born.


  • For more than a decade, Janepher McBride has worked with gems, minerals, semi-precious stones, silver smithing, lapidary, and many other art forms. Wire wrapping and wire knitting (spool knitting with wire) are her favourite.

    My approach, I look at the stone and see pictures or designs; then I envision how the stone should be wrapped to show off its strongest traits. I take a minimalist approach to wrapping and have the stone be the focus of the final piece. I work with sterling silver and gold-filled wire, sometimes augmenting with a coloured wire for effect.

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