These particular pieces were produced during breaks on other commissions. Most were experimental in nature and attempted to test out some different ideas I’ve had whilst working on various jobs. I enjoy treasure hunting while on vacations, and try to keep an eye out for unusual glass jewels and embellishments. Several of these also feature repurposed wood that I come across whether it be old furniture or random architectural scrap. Sometimes there will be a strange grain pattern or defect in the wood that will begin to dictate where the design leads itself.
These framed pieces were made for the showroom and intended for art shows. I do a bit of woodworking for my own pleasure, yet most projects of scale for commissions are given to independent carpenters and millwork shops. The ones I make usually have some unusual elements whether they be wood burning, cut plugs, or natural defects that I feel add some unique element to the project.
Installed Glass Commissions
These projects were designed by myself for various clients. Some direction was given to me for each depending on the client’s particular tastes and conditions of the installation. I enjoy a design challenge. Many of these were ideas which I would have never thought of on my own. In several cases there were opportunities to try out some techniques which don’t often come into play. I do accept commissions. Pricing is based primarily by square footage. The cost per foot can range depending on intricacy of design and number of pieces etc.
Door Glass Commissions
These doors are a combination of new construction, showroom pieces, and existing doors which have been retrofit with new panels. We can often remove mullions or divided panel doors to create one opening where the glass panel displays more prominently. Likewise we have worked with millwork shops to create openings which will be in harmony with a design direction. The designs as well are a combination of requested directions while some were a bit experimental and freelance in nature.
Privacy Bath Windows
There is a common request in residential jobs for a glass piece to offer some level of privacy. This is usually accomplished by a combination of opacity, texture diffusion, or density of line work and or piece size. These works were made to suit the particular settings of each location and desired design content. The installation of these type pieces can vary as well depending on the proximity of the work to water exposure and the size can often dictate the amount of reinforcement needed.