Pixie Glassworks - About Us
Pixie Glassworks was born in 1999; soon after twin flames Tom Billings and Irja Kriegel met and melted each other’s hearts. Their synergy of creative energy fused into a passion for glass flame-working that would take them on a journey of a life-time. Dreams of traveling and creating art for a living, has led them on a voyage of festival tours and markets in their hand-crafted Gypsy Caravan.
Both Tom and Irja have a college education in herbology, and have studied Ayurveda and Aromatherapy. In 2001, Irja invented her famous Pixie Glassworks Aromatherapy Pendant. It has blossomed into a successful line of glass aromatherapy products, and was featured on CBC Dragon’s Den (Season Five, Episode 16). The overwhelming positive response after national TV exposure has enabled the Pixies to move forward with their plans to expand their business.
In August 2011, they moved from their garage studio into an 1800 square foot warehouse studio, and have since assembled a fantastic team of talented, young glass artisans. Every new apprentice has brought a unique and valuable contribution to the Pixie Glassworks team. Their expansion has allowed new elements to be introduced into the production of their treasures, like sandblasting and electro-forming. With the new and imaginative artists, the new techniques and a more creative environment, the Pixie team is excited to bring you more innovative and beautiful glass products into the future!
phone: (780) 436-4460
Canada, T6E 0C1