Stained Glass Information
All stained glass pieces offered on this site are handcrafted by myself.
I do no resaling at all. Nothing here is imported from...anywhere. I may have
some of the more popular items on hand but for the most part I craft the
work as it's ordered. For that reason there is some room for color requests
but it should be kept in mind that matching colors is seldom possible because
of the nature of glass production and the fact that I can't possibly
stock all of the glass colors available.
The time required to complete orders will vary depending on the items size
and complexity, among other things. Also, I try to complete requests in
the order they are received, however there are always exceptions so if time
is a factor let me know and I'll do my best to accommodate.
I do very little commission work because for me the enjoyment in doing
stained glass comes from designing and crafting what appeals to myself
personally. Now, having said that, I am always open to new ideas and if
someone requests something unique that appeals to me I may very well give
it a go. When that happens I will craft the piece, assign it a price and
offer it for sale. I may be able to "rough estimate" the work ahead of time
but the final sale price will come upon completion. At that point if the
person making the request is unsatisfied with the result or the price they
may decline to purchase and the item will be offered for general sale on
My primary technique for crafting stained glass is the copper foil method.
In my opinion it offers greater flexibility in design and construction. It
is also my philosophy to not use paints whenever it's avoidable. An
exception to this is on facial features and eye highlights where more detail
is required than can be accomplished in the usual manner. Every glass artisan
has their own preferences and these are a couple of mine. Another is the use
of glue or other adhesives for attaching pieces together. I prefer not to do
that, even though in most cases it would be easier.
Thanks for taking the time to read a little about my glass work.
If you have any questions about glass or my techniques please contact me
by e-mail. I make an effort to answer
all mail I receive and I don't give or sell e-mail addresses to anyone.