Who Am I: My name is Nelson Alward (Nelly), owner and sole proprietor of Nellyglass Studio. I live in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, and am married to Monica, Nellyglass business manager.
I started doing stained glass in 2002 when Monica bought me a 10-hour class for Christmas. I made a goldfinch suncatcher and was hooked, for life.
A happy retirement from the education field in 2016 meant I could focus full-time on my craft and that’s when I officially opened Nellyglass Studio.
What I Like: I like a variety of glass work from suncatchers to lamps, from large windows panels to tiny 3D village houses… always learning and eager to try something new.
My Work and This Web Site: I do commissioned work from home and art for sale through CraftologySJ on Prince William Street in Saint John. Most of my work can be seen in the Gallery on this website (Main Menu). Some projects have a story page which captures the entire journey of producing a piece of art (visible in Full Site View only)
Cost: My prices are based on the following:
- The number of pieces of glass in a work
- The size of the individual glass pieces
- The complexity of construction (ex: 3-d is more complex than flat and deep cruves require extra care in cutting, grinding and foiling)
- The use of specialty glass (more expensive than regular glass)
- Packaging and Shipping extra
About you: If you are interested in stained glass for yourself or others and see something on my website that interests you, or have an idea of your own, please inquire through “Contact” on the main menu.
Welcome to Nellyglass Studio. Happy browsing.