We get many inquiries about custom glass production (private and commercial), and we are always happy to discuss these. For those who may not have experience in glass fabrication, we do like to mention a few things up front:
1) Cost: Glass is expensive! Especially when one is working on research and design for a new form, costs can add up quickly. We charge a nonrefundable 15% fee to work up design sketches of your object(s) and require 50% down to begin fabrication on approved designs.
2) Lead Time: It depends greatly on what you have in mind and how long it takes to finalize design plans, but please allow for at least 3 months lead time for anything custom.
3) Color: we will do our best to match glass colors to any samples, however it's important to note that unlike paint color, glass color cannot be mixed to dial in hue. There can even be noticeable variations between batches of the same color, so we do need some margin of error on color-matching.
4) Repeated Forms: If you are interested in a bulk order of your own form, say for a drinking glass, it will probably be advisable to fabricate a mold to ensure proper repeatability. Molds can be costly, depending on the number of forms you are going for. That said, if we make a mold for you, we can certainly keep it in our shop for future restocking at a significantly lower cost than the initial set-up.
For all further discussion, please write to us with as much detail as possible: firstname.lastname@example.org