Announcement Glass Painter Studio is inactive for a few months. I will reopen in April sometime for Mother's Day, Father's Day and summer wedding gifts. Then again for the holiday season. If there is something you are interested in before then just convo me and I can reactivate it for you. Thank you for stopping by!
Glass Painter Studio is inactive for a few months. I will reopen in April sometime for Mother's Day, Father's Day and summer wedding gifts. Then again for the holiday season. If there is something you are interested in before then just convo me and I can reactivate it for you. Thank you for stopping by!
Was just the perfect little bowl to add in a bare spot. Love it!
Love it! So bright and lively. Perfect!
Beautiful bowl. Photo doesn't do it justice!
gregzo29 on Dec 31, 2016
Beautiful Bowl!! Very pretty hand-crafted piece. A+ and beyond!! Thank You
Glass Painter Studio, founded 2005.
My glass story:
I first started my glass work on a small workbench that I built by myself in the garage. It was about 3'' wide X 2' deep and had shelves under and hanging storage over. In 2005 we decided that I was making more glass than I could give away to family and people were asking if they could purchase my work so we began making Glass Painter Studio an actual business rather than a hobby. My husband decided that ceding his side of the garage to me for a studio was less expensive than adding on. Smart guy! We installed cabinets and counter tops and hanging peg racks. And the all important cushion matting. Glass work requires a lot of standing. After I took a fusing class and my husband bought a kiln for me we had to make some re-arrangements but I am so grateful to have such a large space to work. I generally have fused glass projects and stained glass projects open at the same time. The down side is I find that I am not as organized as I once was but it's worth it! At least to me anyway.
A local hot glass artist suggested Etsy to me in late 2009. I created a shop in 2010 and began filling my shop in late 2010 for the holiday season. Etsy made it so easy!
In 2012 I designed my first original "line" of stained glass panels and should be adding to it over the next several years. There are so many great glasses. Search for "Clear Inspiration" items for those pieces. I also took an idea my sister brought to me and created "Cobblestone Collection" pieces. It originally was going to be dishes until I started waking up with all sorts of other things I could try with this technique. Have you ever noticed how, when you open 1 door it opens up another series of doors to you, and then another, and another. Isn't it wonderful!
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Owner, Designer, Artist
I always appreciated stained glass and glass blowing but didn't consider myself artistic or creative. Then, my sister-in-law and I took a stained glass class together at the local community college. Who knew? I can be creative! And so can you!
I have been working in copper foil for about 17-18 years and took a class in fusing when I couldn't resist anymore. As you can see, I've gone a little crazy there! I always like to know that my work is going to a good "home" and I want to treat you the same way that I would like to be treated. I appreciate your patronage.
I grew up in a business and spent about 20 years in retail customer service. Most importantly, I know how I like to be treated.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
I accept PayPal and financing is available on their website via "Bill Me Later".
I accept USPS Money Orders. United States Postal Service only please. As with all other forms of payment, I will ship after I receive the payment.
Payment is expected within 24 hours unless other arrangements have been made.
Sales tax is collected from AZ buyers.
Shipping method: I am using mostly USPS Priority boxes, flat rate or regular priority, for shipping with the exception of fused jewelry. Those will ship in a bubble envelope via 1st Class mail. Some large items may ship standard and take 2-9 days to arrive so as not to be really cost prohibitive. Some larger pieces may ship UPS if the rate is lower and it will arrive in a timely fashion. We don't have an actual UPS shipper here but we do have a store I can drop them at. It's only less expensive for items over 5# as a rule of thumb.
Please note, I am not making any profit on shipping. I do not charge anything for my time or shipping materials.
Combined shipping: I will be happy to combine as many items as I can into the largest shipping method of the items you order to ship to a single address. Fees for additional items are noted. If you order multiple items and your rate totals exceed the shipping, I will return the difference to you if it is over $1. If I didn't charge you enough, that's your bonus.
GIFT SHIPPING: If you would like me to ship directly to your recipient I will be happy to do so. Just note the name and address in the "notes to seller section". Items shipping to more than 1 address should be processed as separate orders. I can print a gift card for you, sort of like a florist card. And I'll send you a photo of the card if you'd like to see what you sent!
Insurance: As this is a hand crafted item and glass can be fragile insurance is required on all items except those retailing at less than $15. Those charges are reflected in the shipping rate. I have my own method of shipping panels and have had great success with no damage whatsoever. Same with fused bowls.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please advise me of your concerns regarding the item as soon as possible. In the event that you return the item to me I will expect shipment within 7 days of your receipt. I will refund the purchase price, minus shipping and insurance fees, after I receive the artwork in the same condition it left my studio in.
I recommend insurance on any returned items as I cannot refund for items that are not returned to me or are damaged in transit.
If you are in the local area, feel free to convo me to arrange to see a particular piece in person.
Additional policies and FAQs
Clean with a soft cloth and warm water or a good quality glass cleaner. Occassional use of a glass polish will rejuvenate the solder seams and the brilliance of the glass.
Copper foil production:
2 copies of a pattern or design is usually required. 1 to cut apart as a guide for cutting the glass and 1 to serve as a master guide to build the pieces to form. Some pieces may be cut to fit the space rather than cut to a pattern shape. Each piece of glass is individually chosen and cut by hand. Then it is ground to shape and a copper foil tape is applied to the vertical edges. After all the pieces are assembled a flux is applied to facilitate the free flow of solder. Solder is applied to all copper foiled seams on the front and the back. The edges are also soldered unless I am applying a metal came frame. The metal frame may be applied before or after patina is applied, depending on the final finish desired. If a metal frame is applied it is attached with solder to each and every seam that meets the framing material, front and back. This greatly increases the strength and stability of the final piece. Hanging loops, if required, are attached with solder, generally in a seam area to ensure they are secure. After a thorough cleaning, patina fluid is applied, if a color other than silver is desired. After the chemical reaction which creates the patina is complete the surplus fluid is washed off, the piece is dried, and a polishing compound is applied to all of the glass surfaces and all solder seams. When completely dry the compound is removed and all surfaces are polished to leave a brilliant finish. The polishing compound also helps to preserve the patina on the solder seams.
All of my copper foil glass pieces and handmade by me in my Page AZ studio.
Glass Painter recommends for fused glass care:
Hand wash in mild soap and warm water for all fused glass dishes and artwork. While the glass should tolerate machine dishwashing, it may dull the finish over time. All of my fused glass pieces are suitable for serving unless noted otherwise in the listing.
Everything you find in my shop was made by me, myself and I!
Kiln fired glass production:
Each piece of glass is hand selected and cut to best achieve the design I am building. Pieces are ground if necessary to create the best fit. Most projects utilize 2 layers of glass totaling about ¼” thick. After all the pieces have been cut, thoroughly cleaned and fitted to place, the entire project is fired in my kiln to achieve the desired finish. It may be fired to 1070° to round the edges and create a gloss. It may be fired to 1500° to fully fuse pieces together top and bottom. Or it may be anywhere in between to achieve various stages of fusing. Each time the kiln cools the glass is annealed to prevent breakage. Each firing will generally run somewhere between 12 – 20 hours. The project is then cleaned and prepared for the next stage, unless a single firing achieves the final result I’m looking for. A second, or even third, firing may be required to achieve a more dimensional effect on top of a previous layer. Or to add various accents or details that would not tolerate the temperature of the first firing. If the glass is going to be shaped to a bowl, tray, or plate it is placed in the kiln over the desired mold and fired again. A shaped piece may be a single piece of glass not previously fired, or it may have passed through multiple firings. Each firing is followed by a thorough cleaning. And it is all made by hand in my studio.