Stained glass artist Cindy Hayden loves colour and sunshine, which is why working with coloured glass is such a passion for her.
She enjoys looking at a piece of red, blue or green glass in the morning and seeing one thing, then revisiting it in the afternoon and witnessing something completely different.
“I usually try to pick a glass that will change during the day,” Hayden said Wednesday.
“So you look at it in the morning and it looks cool but you look at it in the afternoon when you’ve got your sun beating on it and it’s just fabulous.”
The stained glass artist will for the first time show her work at the Thompson Valley Potters Guild annual fall sale. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Nov. 10 at Desert Gardens on Seymour Street.
She’s one of 18 artists with work on display and up for sale at the show. Hayden said the guild opens the event to more than just potters as a way to offer browsers a variety of options.
She said people will find fibre art, jewellery and work by other stained glass artists.
Admission is free and, as added enticement, patrons will be entered in a draw for a $50 gift certificate for art from any of the artisans on site.
Hayden began working with stained glass as a high-school student in Richmond. She doesn’t remember being very good, but her passion for the medium never waned.
She moved to Kamloops and landed a job with High Country Stained Glass, where she improved her craft and taught and sold stained glass for a number of years.
Her current projects involve taking old doors and window frames and turning them into stained glass works of art that are also suitable for pantry doors and windows in people’s homes.
A lot of material she’s collected from old buildings at Tranquille on the Lake, she said.
For more information on Hayden and her art check out her Facebook page, cindyhaydenstainedglass.