Chris Montgomery

Contact Us

Showroom: Lord Russborough’s Annex
82 Walton Street, Port Hope
Ontario, Canada L1A 1N3
Phone: 905.885.6186

Rural Eastern Ontario artists who exhibited at the Spring 2009 One of a Kind Show.

About Chris Montgomery

Artist’s Statement

“My goal is to continually challenge my design, technical and artistic ability by stretching the boundaries of my medium and thereby simply to bring beauty into your life, so that you can live with it and so enhance your life!”


Chris has been a professional Stained Glass Artist for the past 44 years and jewellery designer for the past 18 years as The Glasshopper Studio, in Port Hope, Ontario. She specializes primarily in commissions, custom work and restorations. Her frequent decision to incorporate “found objects” and whimsical accents continues to make her work exciting, fresh and interpretive of classical design.  She is constantly stretching the boundaries of her medium with new ideas and techniques.

Commission pieces may be found in private and corporate collections in Australia, West Indies, United States, England, Ireland, Japan, Hong Kong and throughout southern Ontario and across Canada.

As a jewellery designer, Chris uses many different techniques to create individual pieces to incorporate into her designs. Often her glasswork skills overlap into her jewellery. Working mainly in sterling silver and copper, she incorporates rare beads, pearls, gems, felt, shells and various “found objects” collected and still being collected on world travels.

These include silver from hill tribe villages of Thailand and the markets of India, black pearls from Tahiti, shells from Australia and numerous pacific islands, old Kuchi and Turkmen silver tribal pieces (90-130 years old) from Afghanistan and Pakistan, talismans and antique beads from Tibet and the Himalayas, tribal Berber and Tuareg pieces from the “souks” of Marrakech and Fes in Morocco, as well as various elements from Africa.

Chris creates “one-of-a-kind pieces”…….
                “to delight the eye , thus enhancing the spirit of beauty !”