Glass Artist

After leading a very active life working as a firefighter, logger, and tree planter in the wilds of British Columbia, guiding sea-kayaking trips in the Pacific regions of British Columbia and the Central American coast of Belize, followed by a teaching career in northern British Columbia, Urve Manuel now resides and works in Gillams, Newfoundland.

Urve has been working with glass for over 15 years. Her work makes up part of art collections in Iceland, Norway, Canada, and the United States. The Provincial Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, The Rooms, also houses both leaded and fused glass pieces of her work.

Most recently, Urve created a large installation Salmon Run which is presently being displayed at the Discovery Centre in Gros Morne National Park, World UNESCO Heritage Site, as well as the 22’ installation Coming and Going for the Deer Lake Regional Airport.

Urve’s studio, located in picturesque Gillams on the North Shore of the Bay of Islands, is open to the public for custom work in both leaded and fused glass designs.