Our Glass Art Gallery
Unique glass art, wall installations and lighting
• Create your special space with our glass art
• Unique glass art, lighting, wall installations and handcrafted giftware are available
• Shop from our Online Gallery 24/7
• Purchase from our Studio Showroom during business hours
• Shop in our Glass Art Gallery by appointment
• Glassmaking is done right here!
Glass is such a wonderful material to work with to make art. There is nothing else like it! You can create glass art by blowing, kiln casting, fusing, slumping pate-de-Verre, flame-working, hot sculpting, and cold-working. In doing that, you can change how it looks, the colors, patterns, textures, and reflective properties. Let me explain, on a high level, what that really means. There are three main categories of glass art called cold, warm (kiln-formed), and hot glass. Every piece of glass art made falls into one of these three categories.
Cold glass techniques include cutting, grinding, polishing, engraving, sandblasting, and etching. Etching can involve applying acid or blasting abrasive material on the surface of the glass to change its texture and appearance.
Cold working glass techniques involve no real heat. A cold glass artist might construct sculptural pieces by laminating (with high technology glues) or soldering multiple pieces of glass together.
The glass shapes can then be changed by cutting, grinding, and polishing using cold working machinery made for just this purpose. Some of this work can be done by hand, but typically it is more effective to use cold working machineries such as diamond saws, flat lap wheels, vertical belt sanders, engravers, and lathes.
Stain glass is made by taking mostly sheet glass, cutting it (perhaps also grinding and polishing it) into the appropriate shape for your pattern, and then joining it with soldering techniques. All of these cold glass techniques are done at room temperature.