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Custom Designs

We love making glass and the challenge of making your dreams into reality! Your glass piece should be just what you want, so the process takes some effort.

Custom orders for specialty glass might start with a phone call or an email. But for us to make an assessment of whether this is something we can successfully make for you: an image or drawing of the form of interest is needed. Remember, a picture is worth a thousand words! If any hardware is involved in connecting the glass to anything else, we need to know all about that. Please also include the desired dimensions of the form(s) including height, depth, and width. Some art forms might be too tall or too wide for us to make without additional assistance, including another glassmaker or a blow mold. If that’s the case that doesn’t mean we can’t help you, it just means a little more time and money.

Once we have an idea of the form you want, and we think we can accomplish it, we will provide a scoping cost for the piece. Remember everything is hand made so don’t expect prices to be as low as something that you would buy straight off the shelf! The scoping cost will change after we understand all the details of the piece. So the next step is to set up a Design Meeting.

Design Meeting 

Objective: align client and artist to the same goals
Time: ~1 hour at our Tomball Studio, appointment required
Design Fee: $100
Please, no more than two people, masks required.

  • Discuss and agree on the details of the form: dimensions, openings, attachments, and color(s).
  • Discuss and agree on the details of the form: dimensions, openings, attachments, and color(s).
  • If the glass attaches to anything and you already have the hardware bring it in with you.  We must have the hardware at this meeting or we cannot proceed.
  • Unusual or large forms may need prototyping. There is a charge of $100 for each form prototype.  
  • Every glass color manufacturer has its own set of colors. We might use seven different blues in our studio, so you need to be able to pick out the exact color that you desire. It’s beneficial if you bring in the color palette and a photo for the room or area where you want to install your piece. Our experience with blown colors might influence your decision.  If we are mixing a color for you or using multiple colors a prototype of the color will be required.  The fee for this is $100.
  • An online invoice for design fee & prototyping fee will be provided at end of the meeting. 

Protyping

  • Form and color prototyping is actual work that is done in the studio to make sure we make the piece to your specifications.  
  • Prototype Meeting. 
    Objective:  approve prototypes
    Time:  30 minutes, at our Tomball Studio, appointment required.
    Please no more than two people, masks required.

    Review prototypes for form & color.  Decide on the path forward.   Any additional prototypes will require similar fees and processes.  If prototypes approved we will formulate an estimate of cost and time to send to you via an online contract.  

Commission Contract

The contract includes the final cost estimate and the delivery date estimate. Work on your commission will not begin until the signed contract is received.  Once we have that we will send an online invoice for the 50% deposit. 

We will finish any previously committed projects before we start yours and will give a good faith estimate as to the estimated start and delivery dates for your custom order. After receipt of the deposit, it will take approximately 4-6 weeks to make your piece.

Our glass artists will begin work on your custom order as soon as possible. We will contact you if we find that any variance needs to occur in the form for functionality or other reasons. 

The completed piece will be photographed. The photograph and an online invoice will be sent to you. Once the final payment is received you can pick up your custom glass at our studio.

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