Jack da Silva

Mediums: Glass

MY STORY



I acquired a basic knowledge of Stained Glass from Chantal Aubre in Winnipeg in 1987.
From there I studied and experimented with the aid of a variety of recommended literary publications , magazines and periodicals devoted to the craft along with some guidance from local boutique owners and artists. I began to produce my own designs in my own home studio. I attended an instructional leading workshop taught by Lois Loewen at Prairie Stained-Glass in Winnipeg.

With the positive response, support and encouragement of my friends, family and local shop/Gallery owners( Lucinda and Brian of Prairie Stained-Glass and family as well as Wanda and Mike from European Art Glass. The two most instrumental supportive figures whom contributed so tirelessly in countless ways my partners in crime, Chris Schacht and Regis Lavoie.
I began in my spare time to promote my work locally. A year or so later I applied for membership and submitted my work for inspection by the Manitoba Crafts Council,which accepted my candidacy and received my work favorably.

From 1987-1993 I participated on the council by offering my services in promotional events, at the actual gallery as a sales and promotional representative among other various functions such as the Annual seasonal exhibitions at the Winnipeg Convention Centre, in which my works were exhibited.

From 1993-2000 I designed and produced in my home in Quebec, where my work was received
with equal enthusiasm.
I then came back home to Winnipeg in 2000.
For over 20 years my works have been received and distributed by a following of galleries boutiques and clients countrywide, The USA as well in Europe . In August of 2016 I reinstated my membership with the Manitoba Craft Council.
160 Hargrave Street
Winnipeg, MB
Theophalus48@gmail.com
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