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Caroline Jonas

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3 Hillholm Road
Toronto, Ontario
M5P 1M1

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About

Painting-under-glass, reverse-painted glass, verre églomisé: all refer to the technique of working with paint, metal leaf, acids and varnishes opposite the “viewing” or right side of glass—whether it be a bowl, platter, brooch, table top or wall panel. The French term “verre églomisé” was coined from the name of a prominent art collector, J.B. Glomy, who died in 1786; however, the method itself has been practiced for at least two thousand years—perhaps since the discovery of glass itself.

Each one-of-a-kind piece begins with an original drawing, sometimes with several possible colourways. There can be as many as sixteen layers of materials that culminate in the finish seen from the ”right” side of the piece. Each layer, transparent, translucent, and finally opaque, captures the diffused light inside of the piece, creating a luminous effect. It is as if glass is being used as a light-filled canvas.

The current work is influenced by the Viennese Secession, British Arts & Crafts Movement, Persian and Ottoman design…in addition to both French and Japanese Art Nouveau.

Caroline Jonas has been working with the archaic technique of verre églomisé for 15 years at her studio in Toronto.

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Stores that sell my work

Craft Ontario Shop (cards only)
118 Cumberland Street
Toronto, ON
M5R 1A6

416.921.1721

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The Paper Mill (cards only)
42 Sand Run Road
Akron, Ohio, AB
44313

330.867.8989

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Bata Shoe Museum Shop (shoes, only!)
327 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON
M5S 1W7

416.979.7799

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The Papery (cards only)
1424 Yonge
Toronto, ON
M4T 1X5

416.968.0706

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Winnipeg Art Gallery Shop (cards only)
300 Memorial Blvd
Winnipeg, MB
R3C 1V1

204.786.6641

Maltz Museum Shop (glass & cards)
2929 Richmond Road
Beechwood, Ohio, AB
44122

216.593.0575

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Village Studios (glass & cards)
24 Downie Street
Stratford, ON
N5A 1W5

519.271.7231

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Hours of operation

By Appointment Only