EscapeArtGlass

E-Scape Art Glass by James A Veenstra, all originals!

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Announcement    Time Frame for completion: Can No longer complete new work before Christmas. Some pieces are available though. Contact me if you have questions. Thx…and Seasons Greetings!

Welcome to my shop! I offer original and custom art glass pieces using sandblasting and my own sculpted copper appliqué technique. If you need custom work, contact me!

Website: http://www.eaglass.com

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Last updated on Nov 12, 2021

Time Frame for completion: Can No longer complete new work before Christmas. Some pieces are available though. Contact me if you have questions. Thx…and Seasons Greetings!

Welcome to my shop! I offer original and custom art glass pieces using sandblasting and my own sculpted copper appliqué technique. If you need custom work, contact me!

Website: http://www.eaglass.com

Items

 
Big Pine

Big Pine

$169.00

Snack Time 5x7

Snack Time 5x7

$189.00

Ferns

Ferns

$169.00

Copper Sunset

Copper Sunset

$999.00

Jim Veenstra

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Jim Veenstra

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About EscapeArtGlass

Sales 47
On Etsy since 2011

E-scape Art Glass is the result of James Veenstra's creative escapes into the landscapes of nature.

ABOUT E-SCAPE ART GLASS
James Veenstra established E-scape Art Glass back in 1986 as a creative outlet for his artistic talents and to express his love and knowledge of the natural beauty of God's creation.

E-scape Art Glass by James A. Veenstra is inspired from two primary sources: the natural beauty of God’s unspoiled creation; and escape into the intrinsic beauty of nature’s landscapes, ecology, and environment, (i.e. E-scapes).

Exploring the natural wonders of the earth, observing and interacting with her wildlife, and capturing some of her essence in my art and renditions give meaning and purpose to E-scape Art Glass. Living in the beautiful environs such as the mountains of Sheridan, Wyoming, and Northern Michigan have offered great blessings in these respects, and continue to be a source of inspiration.

“My help comes from the Lord, who made the heavens and the earth.” Psalm 121: 2

ABOUT JAMES A. VEENSTRA
James Veenstra is a Michigan native, currently living on a small inland lake in Northern Michigan, near Tustin. Veenstra has lived in the Rocky Mountains west of Fort Collins, Colorado and Sheridan, Wyoming for a good part of his adult life. Consequently, his art glass work reflects the inherent beauty of God’s unspoiled creation in both western and mid-western settings.

Veenstra has formal training in both the Arts and Sciences. He obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree from Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in Environmental Sciences, and his Master of Science degree from Colorado State University in Resource Planning/Hydrology. Veenstra also obtained an art minor at GVSU and has participated in selective art glass seminars and classes.

Veenstra has worked in the environmental field for over 38 years and has contributed to the delineation and/or clean up of hundreds of contaminated soil and groundwater sites. He has always been an avid horseman, outdoors enthusiast and sportsman, involved in hunting, fishing, outdoor photography, and wilderness backpacking, canoeing, kayaking and skiing adventures. His prolonged duration in Wyoming infected his attitude and philosophy with what is desirably Western. It is this unique blend of art, science, and the vast experience base of the natural world that Veenstra has been privileged with, which forms his particular style and art work.

Veenstra is an active member in a number of resource conservation and wildlife groups including the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Pheasants Forever, Trout Unlimited, Ducks Unlimited, and the American Paint Horse Association.

Veenstra’s family consists of his wife Maggie, son Jesse, daughter and fellow artist BreeAnn (www.breeannveenstra.com), and yellow lab Bailey.

Shop members

  • Jim Veenstra

    Owner, Artist

    Jim is educated in both the Arts and Environmental Sciences and has a broad and diverse interest in all things Outdoors and the Natural World. Consequently, his art work reflects the inherent beauty he sees in Creation

  • Maggie Veenstra

    Logistics Travel Coordinator, Art Tent Setup.

    Educator and Adventurer.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
I complete my original artwork in glass utilizing a variety of techniques. Although I use traditional stained glass techniques similar to Tiffany, I more commonly create dynamic three-dimensional etched glass scenes using a variety of sand blasting techniques which I have become accomplished in over the last 30 years.

Another unique art glass niche that I occupy utilizes a technique I developed and refer to as ”Copper Overlay” (sculpted copper overlain on stained glass).

The common theme threaded throughout my artwork is that of nature, wildlife, landscapes, and outdoor activities.

I offer original artwork for sale as well as welcoming commissions. If you have any questions or are interested in a custom piece, please contact me.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Due to the nature of the artwork, I will not provide refunds. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase in any way, please contact me and we can discuss a solution.
Payment
I accept Paypal and under some circumstances, personal checks.

Custom pieces and projects require a 50% deposit to become active. The remaining balance is due at time of completion. There are exceptions for large custom orders ($1500+). Please contact me if you are unsure or have payment questions.
Shipping
Pieces will be packed with extreme care using a combination of cardboard sheathing, packing peanuts, bubble wrap and twisted paper. On larger panels, double boxing is usually used. All packages are insured. SHIPPING PRICE MAY VARY DEPENDING ON SIZE OF CUSTOM WORK.

I use UPS or FedEx ground service for all pieces. Other expedited shipping or shippers can be used upon request. For shipping outside of contiguous USA please message me for a quote. Variable upon location.
Additional policies and FAQs
I offer custom glass pieces for shower doors, glass cabinets, fireplace doors, windows, and other commercial and residential applications. If you have a project in mind, please contact me and I'd be happy to discuss it with you.

Made to order pieces usually take 3-8 weeks depending on my backlog. I can give you a better idea of time if you contact me when you are considering ordering. We could then also discuss other details you may be interested in. For shipping outside of contiguous USA please message me for a quote. Variable upon location. SHIPPING PRICE MAY VARY DEPENDING ON SIZE OF CUSTOM WORK.