A Dynamic Collective of Local Artists

A Dynamic Collective of Local Artists


Laurie Spieker

I love to elicit the pleasant hiss of scoring glass, as my cutter travels across each sheet of unique art glass.  Through controlled breakage I free the stories that are suspended in the vitreous material, and I carefully reconstruct the final tale through configurings of placement, and measured considerations of the glowing colours, inviting textures and sweeping grains found in each useful shard.

Laurie Spieker welcomes the world to her doorstep at Grand River Glassworks. She creates fresh and imaginative contemporary glass art and shares the inspiring beauty of art glass with her community through workshops offered at her Waterloo studio and retail store. Her art is featured at UpTown Gallery, The Clay & Glass Gift Shop and at King Street Gallery in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Laurie was Artist Mentor for Glass Fourteen, a large-scale Public Youth Art Project, was one of nine Ontario artists chosen to participate in the first FUSION Glass Mentorship program at Sheridan College, and was chosen as the 2015 Folk-Artist-in-Residence at the The Schneider Haus. Laurie is a member of the Glass Art Association of Canada.


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