Preferred Media: Fused and Kiln-formed Art Glass
Both classically trained pianists and choral conductors, Katrin and Erik performed solo and piano four-hand music, accompanied other soloists and conducted at choral festivals in the US and Canada. Toronto-born Katrin taught piano extensively while living in New York, and Erik was the conductor of the New York Estonian Male Chorus. While both continued to pursue their love for music on the side of other careers, they developed a passion for fusing stained glass. With this unique process, they have created bowls, platters, lamps, sconces, clocks, vases, jewellery and sculptures. The play of light created by the unique properties of art glass, including transparency, opacity, reflectiveness and intense colour, with accents of iridized and dichroic glass, make each piece unique and distinctive.
Largely self-taught in kiln-forming glass, they have also attended special workshops taught by prominent glass artists, most notably in the glass capital of Corning, N.Y. Their works have been displayed at many juried arts and crafts fairs in Westchester, N.Y., including Lyndhurst and Garrison, and were featured in Westchester's The Journal News Home and Design magazine. Having returned to Canada 5 years ago, their works are now made in their studio by Georgian Bay in Collingwood, Ontario.
Fused art glass by Katrin & Erik Veski - made in their studio by Georgian Bay in Collingwood, Ontario. Their work includes decorative and functional tableware, jewellery, ornaments, lamps and sconces, specialty items and gifts.