Passion sure pays if you persist at something. This was too cool of a finish to an ultimate challenge. This project was inspired by one of our cool glass techniques called chiseled glass, it is a unique custom bar water feature. This unique perspective was impressive enough for Ocean Home Magazine to feature, and we all agree. The details are many so call for full details.
Super-Carved Glass Panel - This dynamically carved glass panel was one of the deepest carved panels to date. This is a 3/4" plate glass slab 6 feet tall by 6 1/2 feet wide. A custom depth gauge was used to determine the depth of carving before reaching the other side. This is maxed out. The other feature to notice is all the contour, it was all done by hand with a standard sandblasting machine.
Super-Custom Chiseled Glass Water Feature (night) Here is the night shot showing the creative glass lit up with RGB LED's. Looking west to the city from this penthouse unit. Water fills the upper trough, cascades out of the center into the glass channel down the length of the bar and off the end into the floor catch.
Glass Wave Sculpture - This cool layered glass sculpture plays on pattern and form. These are solid bonded glass form structures. This concept technique is unlimited in style and a focused directive in our future portfolio. The dynamics of formed glass sculpture gets even more interesting with finishing techniques and color.
Sculptured Mirrored Walls - A powerful element of this unique mirrored wall was the darker glass sections. They are custom made panels of mirror made dark with colored bonding adhesive and gold and silver leaf. Custom crystal glass shelves go over the dark areas. Call for finished images to be sent.
Custom Beveled Doors - This beautiful and elegant entry was revamped recently. The original entry had solid wood doors and only the decorative perimeter glass existing. We supplied our architect with new doors to suit his design along with full custom beveled and leaded glass to continue and complete the overall design.
Dynamic Photo Representation - This image is one of our custom marine art commissions of a main salon window package engraving. These complete package installations include removal of existing standard glass. They include an entirely new set of custom glass panels integrated with lighting and controls if desired. The engraved or artistic panel of safety glass is the illuminated exterior panel with a black glass interior panel to be tinted as desired.
These are a set of one of our contemporary custom doors. Unique and handmade as all our other works, this design technique utilizes first a custom fade etching, from there we integrated a series of linear carved and shaded lines from both surfaces of the glass. This is something appreciated only in person touching the design.
Artistic decorative glass can take many forms including etched or engraved, carved or sculpted variations, as well as the more classic styles of traditional stained, leaded and beveled glass. Each form has a different and unique tradition and requires a specialized set of skills. We are well versed with the skills and we respect the long history that glass has played in architectural design. We strive to maintain the integrity of its reputation and styles in all of our work. We will also continue to raise the bar in our industry, constantly pushing the limits of glass and always delivering something new. We continue to hold the highest standards of professionalism in every aspect of our business, and maintain ourselves as a reliable source vendor for the interior and architectural design trades.
Etched and Carved Glass
The Etching and Carving of glass is a versatile technique by which designs and imagery are applied to the surface of a variety of types or thicknesses of glass. The tools and equipment used in these processes vary based on the desired result. There are very few limitations to this medium’s design possibilities, and the outcome is usually quite dramatic. At Reflective Collections, we produce all etched and carved glass by hand and by means of sandblasting. The art or imagery is created and refined, applied to the glass surface using a variety of stenciling materials, and then the design is all hand-cut, etched and carved to perfection. From simple graphics and logos, to elaborate works of dimensional and super-carved glass art, each piece is created with the same level of care and appreciation. We push the limits of this medium every day to achieve outstanding results for our clientele.
Stained and Leaded Glass
Our process is the true craft of traditional Old-World Style window building, including the use of real lead came, copper-foil, putties, patinas, plating, and traditional glass painting. In modeling the traditional form, we push the limits with today’s advancements in craft and technology, creating what should become the New-World of Traditional Stained, Leaded and Beveled Glass Art. We also specialize in Heraldry, antiquing and unique stained glass ceilings and structures. The creation of a work of art in stained, leaded or beveled glass is an exciting process with many steps to its production. Once the design is chosen and finalized, the glass color palette and metals to join them are selected, and then our expert craftspeople apply their skills and transform the design into a breathtaking work of art. Chris and his team have also created and developed a variety of new and exciting techniques that bring this traditional art form to new levels of achievement. These new design techniques will be posted here shortly.
Dimensional and Sculptural Glass
Sculpture, one of the more challenging forms of artistic expression becomes even more alive when made of glass. Glass, when used as a dimensional and sculptural element is unique to its own. Glass is a mineral refined from the earth, is a perfect medium for creating sculpture. It is optically profound in every sense of the word especially with the presence of light. The way that light and atmosphere work together to bring this form of art or sculpture to life is extraordinary, and the styles and possibilities are endless. The look created by this medium is like nothing else in the world. Creating sculpture with glass is an intriguing and delicate process with very little room for error. Great Skill is the key element, imagination is the fuel, and ones’ hands are the machine.
From simple artistic table tops and mirrors to extravagant works of collectable art, this category is limitless. Furniture and Mirrors are simple ways to design and show off a unique style, and they effect an immediate change to your environment. As is all of our design work, we create each new design by hand in drawing phase and skillfully develop the approved work of art to our perfected standard.
Creative Glass Edgework
The varieties of technique in this category that are achievable in glass are vast and endless. In this category our focus is edgework, treatments of glass we usually use on the edge of table tops. This specialty category is extremely custom in nature and the techniques are difficult to master. Most are achieved by the breaking of the glass edge in a very particular way, so as to get the glass edge to break without a break entering the table itself. It is a high risk technique that can be done on any thickness or style of glass. This creative edgework is also used quite often in our sculptural glass projects.