Custom Work

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: Working in glass is costly, for the obvious reasons that we must keep the material molton at 2000 degrees while we work, and each new form requires a newly choreographed team to commit making it to unified muscle memory. Custom work will require payment not just for the finished glass, but for discussion, drawings, color testing, and time in the shop for research and development. 

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 easily 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 typically begin at $400 and go up from there. If we make a mold for you, we are happy to 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: aspandhand@gmail.com

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