ClassicalTwistGlass

Classical Twist Glass by Dylan Brams

Portland, Oregon On Etsy since 2011

ClassicalTwistGlass

Classical Twist Glass by Dylan Brams

Portland, Oregon | 171 Sales

Announcement    Individual works made by hand from soft glass.

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Last updated on Jun 25, 2018

Individual works made by hand from soft glass.

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    About ClassicalTwistGlass

    Sales 171
    On Etsy since 2011

    Come share my passion for molten glass

    Follow me on Pinterest, Instagram, and my blog to see process pictures, raw-shop-output shots, participate in occasional contests, and other exciting things!

    Note: I now live in Jerusalem, Israel, so custom orders are significantly more expensive both to produce and ship.

    I love to blow glass. When I was young, I enjoyed ceramics - especially Raku - and was captivated by the idea of making things. As I grew older I acquired some formal art theory training, and learned to draw, but have also pursued various careers making digital systems. My instinctive desire to make objects with my hands is fulfilled with my glassblowing.

    My creations have become more beautiful and skillfully made over almost ten years, as I have traveled the country (from workshops in Seattle to working vacations in Corning) and practiced at home honing my craft. When I started blowing glass I was fascinated by the variegations of color as well as the translucency. I experimented heavily with thick, highly colorful forms.

    I have since then become more fascinated with the challenges available in thin, Italian style glass. The thermodynamics of thin glass are difficult. By its nature, 'soft' glass (the kind I work with) reaches a point while cooling where minor temperature differentials cause its density to vary greatly, and it cracks. A glassblower can also get a piece too hot, causing its wall strength to disappear, and the piece to fold. Thin and light and delicate and beautiful glass is the most difficult glassblowing to do.

    A Special Note on Custom Orders: Custom orders are extremely difficult. I want you to be very happy, so I tend to remake items three or four times in the hopes of doing exactly that. The price of doing this is built into my original quote. In 16th century Italy, when glassblowers were treated like nobility, there was a special title for glassblowers willing and able to make custom goblets to order - 'Maestro di Bikiare a Measure'. (Master of Goblets to Measure) The more custom orders I do, the more I feel they deserved it.

    If you're in Portland, use the coupon code 'ImInPortlandDeliver' if you would like hand-delivery and no shipping costs.

    If you would like to order some art to rent / lease, let me know. I could make things for you, charge a deposit, and we could work out a contract. I am definitely interested in limited time or rotating coporate installations.

    I'd like to mention that it's been fantastic to have help from my friends since I started taking online sales more seriously this year. It's amazing how willing people have been to help me make what I love to do. I'm trying to brand myself as a great glassblower, here, so I feel like I'm tooting my own horn too loud; there are a pile of people behind me pushing me up the hill.

    Please check out my blog / website at http://www.dylanbrams.com if you are interested in more information.

    Dylan Brams

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    • Dylan Brams

      Owner, Creator, Designer

      I strive to make exceptional things. From large computer systems to apertif glasses, I love creating elegant items. My degrees in Electrical Engineering and Philosophy attest the breadth and depth to which I hunt knowledge, perspective and skill.

    • Diamond Mike

      Assistant, Creator, Medic

      A jeweler, EMT, AcroYogi, glassblower, and future Paramedic, Diamond Mike's primary duty is to make my work look more awesome. And help clean up the cuts & burns that inevitably result from the process.

    • charlotte marie wood

      Photographer, Curator

      A bright spirit and new mother, Lotti does The Photography and The Listing. She also props me up with compliments and marketing advice when I need them. If you love her photos as much as I do contact her at http://www.charlottemariewood.com

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    Last updated on April 12, 2016
    Hi! I'm Dylan!

    I run this shop in an attempt to pay my ridiculous glassblowing expenses, and pay my friends a decent wage for their photography and glass assisting skills. I like to make beautiful things, and will take custom orders. Unfortunately, my custom orders have increased in price because of all the seconds and inept-seeming one-off's.

    Accepted payment methods

    Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
    Returns and exchanges
    If items are damaged in shipping, please send pictures of damaged parcel. I will either refund or replace without hesitation.
    Payment
    I'm in Oregon where there is no sales tax. Custom orders ship after payment, as do regular orders. If you wish to cancel an order before it is shipped that is fine.

    Large custom orders require a 50% deposit, half of which is refunded if the order is cancelled.
    Shipping
    I will ship using a standard tracked post. As soon as the item is shipped, we'll send you the tracking number. All items are listed post-production unless otherwise noted, so shipping should be within two or three business days.
    Additional policies and FAQs
    I'm a glassblower in Portland, Oregon and I back up my products. If you don't like something you buy, you're welcome to either return it for something you'd like more or have a full refund. If you would like to order sets, or custom colors, please private message me. Any questions you have, I will answer promptly and politely.