Custom Work ...

A pattern ready for client approval.
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Chemical elements used to colour glass sheets.
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How it works



I produce predominantly custom work. I truly enjoy creating pieces that I know people will love and I relish the challenge of breathing life to your imagination. Whether you are looking for something to brighten up a window or to upgrade your kitchen cabinets, stained glass should appeal not only to your sense of aesthetic, but should ignite your imagination.

All you need to start is an idea and I'll help you take it from there. Here are some questions to consider:

  • Do you want a panel, a lamp, an ornament or a 3-D object (like a box)?

  • What do you want to see when you look at your panel?

  • Are you imagining a panel with a geometric design, an abstract design, a landscape, a floral design, a portrait (pet or otherwise), or something completely different?

  • Do you imagine a panel full of textured colourless glass, or are you looking for something with muted or vibrant tones?

  • How big should the panel be?

  • Will it be hung or permanently installed (like an over-the-door transom)?

  • Will your panel get a lot of natural light. a little natural light or lots of indoor light?

  • What is the style of your house?

  • Do you have a photo or a sketch that you'd like me to work from?

You may choose from one of my pre-designed panels or I can create something just for you and for your space. All pieces are created using the Tiffany copper foil method and, when appropriate, are framed in a rigid, metal frame with sturdy hangers built in to each piece. Wood framing is also available upon request. As a special thank you, I also include hooks and chain so that you'll have everything you need to display your art.

How much can I expect to spend?

The cost of the final piece will vary from project to project. Here are some factors which affect the price:

  • Original and one-of-a-kind designs will cost more than commercially available patterns.

  • Panels with a great deal of detail will cost more than panels with fewer pieces and a simple design.

  • Size is a factor as is whether additional reinforcement is needed to support an extra, super-duper large panel.

  • Glass choices also affect cost. Glass sheets can range from $10 to $70 a square foot, with some colours more expensive than others. Pink for example is made by adding gold to the molten glass, hence it’s higher cost - but it is gorgeous!

Generally, panels can cost anywhere from $175 to $250 per square foot. Lamps and ornaments will be quoted before we begin work.

 

Consultations are always complimentary, so please contact me to simply explore what can be done. Call or message me now and let's start our design journey together.

Dancing Light Stained Glass Studio, Fairport, NY

585-455-5310          www.dancinglightglass.com          info@dancinglightglass.com

Studio visits by appointment only.

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