About Us

Arbutus Crafts is an online retailer that stems from our love of designing and creating unique Stained Glass Artwork as well as offering exceptional associated giftware products.

As a Canadian supplier of the best giftware products available, we understand the importance of quality. We are meticulous in the designing our stained glass artwork as well as determining the giftware products we market. Whether it’s quality time or quality products – our hope is that you experience the best of both.

We are located in Aurora, Ontario. All orders will be processed and shipped from our warehouse facility. We have the ability to offer our customers in the North American marketplace products that are exceptional. We couldn’t be more excited to be able to provide you with the products that fit your needs.

National Bird Show

Stained Glass on Display at the Canadian National Bird Show

Stained Glass Artist – Laurie Larson

Laurie is an artist whose media is the traditional form of “cold” stained glass, both copper foil and leaded.

Born and raised in Vancouver, Laurie moved to the Toronto area in 1989 and currently works from her studio in Aurora, Ontario. The name of the company reflects her roots. Arbutus Trees, native to the West Coast, generally only live within a few kilometers from the ocean.

Laurie learned her crafts through lessons at Thornhill’s Growing Panes Studio and fell in love with the art.”It is a curious dichotomy – a juxtaposition of the creative and the technical”, she explains.

Laurie’s art can be found in private collections all over the world: U.S.A., England, Germany, Hungry, Australia and India. In 2002, she spent several weeks teaching stained glass in the Philippines.

Laurie designs and produces her own creations, which include lampshades, windows and panels, suncatchers – both two and three dimensional, garden stepping stones, candle holders and mosaics.

She accepts and enjoys commission works

“It is a challenge to give your clients exactly what they want and at the same time satisfy your own creativity.”

Laurie Larson

Custom Design Celtic Knot Panel

Stained Glass Classes

In addition to Laurie’s busy schedule, she finds time to instruct at the Markham Guild of Village Crafts.

Stained Glass Classes information:
Stained Glass Classes

Markham Guild of Village Crafts has served the community of Markham and surrounding areas by offering classes in a variety of craft disciplines. The Guild has participated by demonstrating crafts at community events such as the Markham Village Festival, Markham Fair, and the Farmer’s Market, to name just a few.

Our teachers are highly skilled in their area of crafting and many are award-winning in competitions across North America. Markham Guild is unique in that it is one of the few multi-media guilds in Ontario that is able to offer its members and the communities it serves a choice of craft opportunities.

Our goal is to preserve the crafting traditions of the past through teaching and also to explore and create new crafting styles for the future.

Custom Design Six Sided Flower Lamp Shade

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