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About

Artistic Line Studio is a small Toronto based architectural glass design and fabrication studio established by Victoria Balva and Eugene Bakumenko in 2001. The studio works through commission and collaboration to create architectural glass projects of the highest artistic and technical quality. Studio's team has an extensive background in a wide variety of art glass projects including large-scale stained and leaded glass domes and decorative glass skylights, glass murals, windows and doors, wall and room dividers, mosaic murals for custom built private, public and commercial architecture.

Victoria Balva and Eugene Bakumenko are artistic partners who worked together for many years creating site-specific art glass projects. Victoria graduated from Kharkiv State Art College and studied Monumental and Public Art at the University of Industrial and Applied Arts in Ukraine. With the degree in Civil Engineering, Eugene joined the studio and brought his expertise and technical talent in studio’s projects. Victoria develops artistic concepts of the projects and Eugene is handling technical considerations. 

During past years Studios’ team collaborated with architects, interior designers, development companies and private collectors and completed many architectural glass commissions in Canada, the USA, and Europe.

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Team

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Victoria balva 

Glass Artist, Principal 

Victoria graduated from Kharkiv State Art College and studied Monumental and Public Art at the University of Industrial and Applied Arts in Ukraine. After she immigrated to Canada in 2000 she set up her architectural glass studio in Toronto. With high standards of quality and execution, Victoria is in control of the entire design process. From meeting the client,  understanding their needs, to developing design concepts. Victoria is in charge of the entire project implementation. As an artist, Victoria's goal is to create art glass that organically interacts with architecture and interior applying the latest technologies and modern approach.

Eugene

Eugene Bakumenko 

Studio Manager, Installer

With the degree in Civil Engineering, Eugene joined the studio and brought his expertise and technical talent in studio’s projects. All machinery maintenance, on-site measurements, metal production, installations and delivery planning are his area of expertize. Eugene likes thinking outside the box, he pushes the company toward the latest technologies applications in all areas of metal and glass production

Michael-Ivanov

Michael Ivanov 

Studio Assistent, Quality Control  

Michael is a valuable team member that contributes to Studio's daily routine. With his skillful hands and attention to details, the projects are inspected and prepared for delivery and installation 

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Vitaly Muizniece

Ihor polishchuk

Eugene bakumenko

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Installation Team

The installation team is a seamless extension of Artistic Line Studio's capabilities to deliver and install large-scale leaded glass domes and ceilings with competency and professionalism.   

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capabilities

Waterjet cutting

The studio owns and operates a water jet machine from Flow International with vacuum assist for glass and marble cutting. Cutting multiple complex shapes with a high level of precision through any material type, thickness or hardness is an advantage in decorative glass and metal fabrication.

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Kiln Formed Glass

Kiln formed glass, glass casting or fused glass is a complex process that involves using the kiln to heat and shape glass at a range of high temperatures.  

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Custom beveling

Bright and shiny ... custom made beveled glass parts and crystal jewels are great accent elements for leaded glass domes and skylights.  The exclusive specialty of Artistic Line Studio is custom made CNC cut and hand polished beveled glass with a color stretching of delicate elusive colors to expose a soul of glass: transparency, brightness, color, texture.

Stained and leaded glass dome skylight detail with ornamental border made of hand beveled glass with a delicate color stretching of pale pink, lilac and pale yellow

Metal forming

TIG / MIG Welding

NC Metal Profile Bending

Hydraulic section and pipe bending machine with NC provides the highest standard of accuracy and repeatability within the tolerance +/- 1/16".  

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Services

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Design development 

Throughout the initial discussion, style preferences, expectations, goals, and priorities are identified. With the artistic strong vision, the glass project concept is developed taking into account site-specific aspects of the property. 

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Fabrication 

From in-house complex steel frames fabrication to glass panels assembling and final glass finishing Artistic Line Studio takes care of all aspects of the project development and fabrication 

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Installation 

Glass packaging, delivery, and installation are important steps in any project completion. After full completion of glass projects at the studio, large frames are cut in pieces for delivery and reassembled using TIG welding at the construction site. Glass panels are installed at the end of construction project completion.

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International orders 

Over the years Artistic Line Studio's scope has expanded to include various projects throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain and the Caribbean. 

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In press

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2014 National Post

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2016 National Post

Victoria Balva was interveiwed by Susanne Wintrob for the article "Dying for a mansion? Here’s what all its bells ‘n’ whistles would cost you, from the lot to the lighting" special to National Post

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2011 Our Homes 

Our Homes Magazine (London and Middlesex County Edition) has featured a stained glass project by Victoria Balva in a story "Reinventing the Past" by Nancy Belgue, photography by Jason Hartog.  

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2010 Our Homes 

Our Homes Magazine (Mississauga Edition) has featured a story "Hart of Glass" about creative couple Victoria Balva and Eugene Bakumenko of Artistic Line Studio and their glass projects. Story by Gina Makkar, photography by Jason Hartog.

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2010 Builder / Architect 

Leaded glass large skylight have been featured in Builder / Architect magazine in a cover story by Michael McKay

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2010 AZURE 

Stained and leaded glass dome has been featured in the design source of Azure Magazine.  

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2009 AZURE 

Our Homes Magazine (Mississauga Edition) has featured a story "Hart of Glass" about creative couple Victoria Balva and Eugene Bakumenko of Artistic Line Studio and their glass projects. Story by Gina Makkar, photography by Jason Hartog.

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2008 Metro 

Victoria Balva Glass Studio has been featured in Metro, 
"Staining Glass as Art and as Career" by Eric Wood, Toronto, Canada

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2005 Gazeta PLUS 

"Portrait of the Week" by Larissa Illinskaya, Toronto, Canada
Gazeta Plus, Canadian Russian Weekly Newspaper  

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2014 INLAND 

Victoria Balva was featured artist of the month by Inland, the largest manufacturer of glass tools and supply in North America

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2013 INLAND

Featured Artist of the month by Inland, the largest manufacturer of glass tools and supply in North America

Television & Radio

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2009 CBC Radio 

CBC Radio, Radio Canada International, broadcasted an interview with glass artist Victoria Balva 

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2008 Radio Canada International 

Interveiw. Program "Canada Today"
Radio Canada International, Montreal, Canada

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2007 High Fidelity HDTV

Documentary TV series “Home and Native Land”
High Fidelity HDTV, Equator HD, Toronto, Canada

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