A place to see the light turning stained glass into art.


Who Am I: My name is Nelson Alward (Nelly). I live in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. I’m married to Monica (Nellyglass business manager) and we have two children, Ryan and Sarah. Genetic Contributions

I started doing stained glass as a hobby when Monica enrolled me into a 10 hour lesson for Christmas of 2002. I made a goldfinch sun catcher and was hooked, for life.Goldfinch

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. Most of my work can be seen in the Gallery. Work that is for sale has the price indicated on the respective story page on the side menu (visible only in Full Site View). If you don’t see any price, that means it was privately commissioned as a “one-of-a-kind” work of art.

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. If you are not exactly sure what you want, I can work with you to learn your tastes, color preferences, size and budget.

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

I love working with and engaging the client in the journey of producing art and sharing the memories we make of it along the way. If it’s something I’ve never done before (and if it turns out successfully), I’d like to take a photo or two and post it here on my site.

You can start a dialogue with me even just to ask a question for your own curiosity, by sending me a message in the “Contact” section of the menu.

Welcome to Nellyglass Studio. Look around, be inspired and I hope to hear from you.



Comments on: "About" (13)

  1. Your stained glass art is Awesome!!!

  2. I am enjoying seeing the work you do.I have commented on some of my favorites. Also I have a couple of pieces done by others. Just to let you know that I have 3 glass door cabinets that would love to display a piece of your art. Hint!!

  3. Nelse, your are doing great with your WordPress. Loving all the pictures of your hard work and the beautiful finished creations. I see a retirement future for you and Monica with great photography of places you travel to and also maybe a little shop with Nellyglass on the front. PS If you ever decide to take orders, let me know, I would be happy to buy one.

  4. Wendy Blanchard said:

    Gorgeous pieces Nelson! The Christmas tress are lovely. Working on my three Christmas concerts for my 520 students. This has been a nice break! I have a sweet little chickadee with holly up all year round in my kitchen window. There’s something about stained glass. Saw some magnificent stained glass while touring Poland with my son Max this summer. Thought of you! Cheers.

  5. Starr Perry said:

    How is it that I did not know that you did stainglass work??? The girls would say that is what happens when you are not on facebook! Glad I decided to “cave” and go on it!
    Beautiful work Nelson!

  6. Stacy Murray said:

    Beautiful work!!

  7. Mary-Ann MacDonald said:

    Nelson, your art is amazing! Do I have to come to Saint John to buy some pieces??

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