About the Studio
Montpetit Studios, aka Working Glass Studios, is located in the spectacular Okanagan Region of south eastern British Columbia, just outside of Kelowna in Lake Country an area of orchards, vineyards and, of course, lakes.
The studio houses production and design facilities including kilns, a sand-blasting booth, cold working equipment, and layout & design areas. David opened his first studio in 1994 in the Vancouver area as part of the Experimental Glass Group, a loose collaboration of artists sharing the space, equipment and ideas . As the various parties prospered in their separate endeavors, expansion became inevitable. In 1998, David took over the entire space renaming the facility Montpetit Studios. In 2003, David moved the studio out to Procter in the Kootenay region of south central British Columbia. A return move to the lower mainland found the studio located in Steveston before the final move to the current location.
David tends to develop not only designs but techniques and methodology as well.As many of the techniques offered by Montpetit Studios are unique, much of the equipment has been custom designed by David to meet these needs while other elements have been repurposed from a variety of sources. In the same manner, there is a conscious effort to draw from the skills, technical abilities and industrial processes found within the area – recognizing potential for integration to expand the abilities of the studio.