When we planned the construction of our home, we wanted it to be really special, and we were open to ideas for a great room. When we found Victoria's work, we said: “Aha! This is something special we were looking for.” But we didn’t realize how very magical it would turn out.
We commissioned Victoria to do this project and we had faith in her. We had faith in her ability to design something just incredible. As the months went by, we’d follow up with her, and it took a long time. We were a little concerned about how long it took, but when the skylight was installed, we realized why it took as long as it did: we were looking at the work of a true master.
The time that it took for Victoria to build the skylight, turned into timelessness when it was installed. It is truly a magical art. Victoria's work has that ability to elicit a deep response from people, and when people come into this room and look up, they just wonder at the sight in front of them. And they’ll stand there for many minutes, with their mouths open just taking it all in. It really touches people. I'm absolutely convinced that Victoria Balva is the best stained glass artist in the world.
We feel privileged to own a work by Victoria Balva because she is the best stained glass artist. To be touched by a great work of art, a work of art by Victoria Balva, on a daily basis is a magical experience. There's something mystical about looking at this work and you never get tired of it. You can stare at it again, as you had a thousand times before, and get a new, mystical emotion from it,.. and to me, that’s the definition of incredible art.
Victoria Balva’s work is for those that want the very best, she puts design, emotion, and the very important, intangible qualities into her work that lives on as long as the work survives. She has that magical touch, that you can't find in that many places.
- The owner, Connecticut, USA
I just wanted to share a note with anybody who is thinking of working with Victoria Balva and her team. I have been working with Victoria for 3 years and I’ve done several projects with her. She does a really good job. From the moment of the first meeting on the construction site and planning the design of the skylights to the final installation, Victoria tries to find an individual approach to every client. She listens to the client's needs and desires and helps to implement them in a piece of art in glass. Her recommendations on the designs were very helpful as you can’t imagine how your thoughts would look like in the final project. Victoria’s experience and artistic view really helped us in the construction and design processes. I enjoy her finished projects every time I see them. I will definitely work with Victoria Balva in the future and strongly recommend her to anyone looking for really great architectural glass projects.
- Andrey R, Toronto
Milky Way, leaded glass skylight
Having experienced the visual artistry of Victoria's design in our first house, we were elated with the finished design of the skylight in our second house. Victoria gets a feel of the house and our personalities before she undertakes her design process. The end result is a customized piece of ceiling art that is visually beautiful and multi-dimensional - her hand selected crystals create bouncing reflections that radiate off the walls. Victoria and Eugene are a pleasure to work with and we feel fortunate that she was available. Her designs elevate any home and provide continuous daily enjoyment.
- Daphne & Hugh, Toronto
Artistic Line Studio (now called Victoria Balva Glass Studio) caught my eye at the National Home Show. Victoria's work was unusual, creative and beautiful. Needing stained glass windows for my breakfast room, I asked for a consultation. Victoria came to my home to see where the new windows would be placed. She asked many questions to help her understand what I wanted from this project and offered several ideas. We met at her studio where she showed me the various types of glass available and helped me select colours and materials. She provided me with 3 design choices. All were terrific. A few weeks later the windows were installed and were beyond my expectations. Stunning works of art that bring me great joy every day. Victoria and her team are consummate professionals. Her pride in her work and attention to detail shows. The designs are all original and creative. Her choice of materials, exquisite. When I accidentally cracked one of the windows, it was repaired in a way that incorporated the repair into the design. As a client, I felt listened to and my ideas considered. Choose Victoria Balva Glass Studio and you will be looking at a beautiful functional piece of art for many years to come.
- Pam D, Toronto, Vancouver
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