Combining new and ancient techniques with contemporary images, the process of stained glass dates to medieval times, and involves using various metals to hold together individually hand-cut pieces of glass.

Janet Smith also enjoys incorporating other elements such as, sheets of copper, brass or nickel silver, copper tubing, glass rods, low fire hand-painting, stones and found objects.

With a Bachelor’s of Fine Art in painting, Smith’s love of nature drew her to glass over 30 years ago. It interacts with its environment, and changes with the light of day and night. It has a unique ability to invoke a sense of place, the quality of light on a landscape, or the state of mind one brings to these things.