glimpse glass and glimpse glass folk

about us

About Glimpse Glass and Glimpse Glass Folk

Glimpse Glass and Glimpse Glass Folk are a family businesses creating whimsical home decor and wearable art from our homes in Calgary and on Vancouver Island. All pieces are handcrafted to break the mould on traditional stained glass, using the whimsy of nature as inspiration.

Items are created using Tiffany stained glass techniques where glass pieces are hand cut, copper foiled, soldered together and then polished.

Kara Bussey, Founder, Instructor and Maker (Calgary)

Glimpse Glass

Kara crafts wreaths, florals and special projects for Glimpse Glass. She is also the face of our social media - find me on InstagramFacebook and TikTok !

Kara has been creating stained glass items for 20 years, having learned basic techniques in high school and then perfecting the craft with artists from her native Vancouver Island. Kara loves to see her creations come to life and be enjoyed.

With her two daughters Capri and Skye, two cats, husband Kris and a passion for travel as inspiration, Kara crafts all items for Glimpse Glass with a smile in mind from her home in Calgary, Alberta.

Astrid Hendriksen and John Halling (Vancouver Island)

Glimpse Glass Folk

Astrid and John complete all of Glimpse Glass's etsy shop orders and wholesale.

Astrid has been working with stained glass for about ten years, having started out with her daughter Kara in their previous home studio on Vancouver Island, BC. With a unique creative perspective, Astrid loves to work on creative projects of all types, from stained glass, to carving and papercrafts.

​Before joining Glimpse Glass, John worked for many years in the construction field as a welder and carpenter. His welding skills and knack for perfection have proved extremely useful in cutting and soldering glass. When not working on glass, John spends every moment possible outdoors.

Get in Touch

Contact us with any questions (wholesale requests for Glimpse Glass FOLK ONLY).

Please note we are NOT currently accepting custom or pre-orders.