The Artist

Artist Statement

   My art is an expression of my love for nature and my fascination for the patterns and design forms revealed in the natural environment. From representational to completely abstract, and frequently a melding of both, my work explores and celebrates the random beauty that surrounds us. Glass is a critical component to this expression; its innate, organic, flowing movement, energy and colour, make it a dynamic medium with which to work.

Richard Bond


   I was born in 1958, in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and moved with my family to Ottawa in 1970. From 1979 to 1983, I attended the Ontario College of Art in Toronto and, after graduating, returned to Ottawa where I began working for a commercial stained-glass studio. It was during this time that I began experimenting and developing my unique art form of sandblasted glass. I had my first public showing of my new art form in 1986. Encouraged by my initial success, I continued to exhibit and refine my technique until setting up my own studio in 1988. Since then, I have enjoyed exhibiting my artwork at art and craft festivals across Canada and much of the Eastern U.S. I now have a large number of clients, and my work can be found in government, corporate, and private collections around the world.

 One particularly significant commission of note occurred in the spring of 2010, when I was honoured to be chosen by the Government of Canada to create art works for presentation as gifts to all the world leaders attending the G-20 Summit in Toronto.