“Compositions”- New Relief Art by Glen Wallis

Inspired by the work of Russian born, American sculptor Louise Nevelson’s (1899 – 1988) work of the mid 20th century, Wallis uses discarded and cast-off scraps in these recycled sculptural works he refers to as “Compositions”.  Using variations of the cube as the groundwork for this series, Wallis creates notable wall-like, collage driven reliefs. Commissioned work also includes items provided by clients as part of these unique compositions.

ARTE POVERA August 2nd -24th 2014


COLD plates are a hot new item!



The Cold Plate

Made from re-purposed carerra marble from the façade of the Bank of Montreal, First Canadian Place, in Toronto.  This 72-storey building is Canada’s tallest corporate tower originally built in 1975.  The 45,000 slabs (4,000 tonnes) of marble originally imported from Italy had to be removed for safety issues and was replaced over an 18 month period with 5,986 glass panels.

The plates have been water-jet cut refinished by craftsman and designer Glen Wallis of Wallis Design Build.  Plates are sealed with a food safe sealer.  Simply put in the fridge for an hour before serving.  The plate will stay cool for up to 2 hours.  Perfect for serving cheese, fruit and charcuterie.  Plate will stain and patina over time which is part of it’s appeal or you can choose to bleach it. The Plates comes in 2 sizes.

7” Diameter    10” diameter

Also available for sale at Zest Kitchen Shop in Picton and KOKITO in Bloomfield.

Keep posted for new locations in Toronto.

Six Creative minds, 12 Calloused Hands!


What happens when you get six talented, creative men under one roof…great design!

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Peter and Alice Mennacher’s BlizzMax Gallery in South Bay, curator Peter Blendell called together a group of skilled designers and carpenters from the area and put together a well designed show. The old barn that is Blizzmax gallery was filled to the rafters with locals and tourists to see this wonderful show to the back drop of music by BluZone. The show featured  a large, beautiful table by Colm MacCool owner of MacCool’s Reuse in Bloomfield along with an ex-mircobiologist turned carpenter Brian Woods, who produced stunning designs in cherry and ash. Cherry Valley resident, renowned sculptor John Mckinnon produced work in glass and metal along with a lamp made from a barn shaped metal bird-cage.  Another Cherry Valley resident Glen Wallis showcased a table aptly named ‘Table Scraps” made from left over items from other jobs along with a bed made from re-claimed barn board from an old barn in Cherry Valley. The show also included work by the curator of the show Peter Blendell, a well-known visual artist turned carpenter and designer along with Peter Mennacher,  one of the gallery owners, an award-winning printmaker known for his etchings, who produced numerous wood sculptures for the show.  Peter who is Munich born and an ex-lawyer turned artist produced one piece that has 22,000 pieces that have been laminated together.


The show continues until August 31st.
BlizzMax Gallery,  3071 County Road 13

NEW Home furnishings and Accessories Design Line!

Currently, Glen is developing a unique line of custom furniture and home accessories.

This line will be featured for the first time to the public at:
The Design Show opening August 3rd at BlizzMax Gallery
3071 County Road #13, Prince Edward County , Ontario

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Winner of the Best Residential Construction Award under $300,000 by the Prince Edward County Construction Association.


AWAY in the County Bed & Breakfast in Cherry Valley 2013 Winner!!!