Chris Goodman & Angela Zissoff started their careers in Toronto, Ontario, at Ontario College of Art and University of Toronto, respectively. The couple met through their parent's passion for glass art and married in 1988. By then, Chris had already been working in his family stained glass business for 20 years. When the couple married, Angela became a stained glass apprentice with Chris and his father. Their stained glass commissions still take them across the country, creating works for various venues such as residential, institutional, religious, and government.
In 2004, fused glass jewelry became their new passion. Working with miniature size elements has been a nice contrast to the larger scale Chris & Angela are used to. There is still a strong desire to create landscape imagery or symbols that are meaningful in the pendants although the artist’s whims are revealed in the more abstract pieces. The artists work with transparent, opaque and dichroic glass and combine them in interesting, and not always predictable ways. The glass is kiln fired multiple times for different effects. All black imagery is hand painted and captured inside the glass. All glass creations are made in Kelowna, BC.
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Chris studied experimental arts at OCAD, glass fusings included. Since those fundamental beginnings, he has been studying the scientific "firing process" with a variety of kilns.
Angela has mastered the art of the painted image within glass. Special techniques are employed to optimize the clarity of the image. In addition, Angela experiments with the variety of dichroic glass for making glass fusing exciting.