Custom Glass Techniques

Custom designed architectural glass options to enhance your design

For over 30 years, GlassArt Design has provided interior designers, architects, contractors and home owners a wide variety of custom designed architectural and decorative glass.  GlassArt Design has a variety of glass options or have our creative team discuss a custom design plan that fits your needs.

Check out our Minneapolis showroom and explore all our glass finishes.

Etched Glass

Etched glass is a popular choice for any space where you want to create some element of privacy while still allowing light to pass in to the space.  Etching can be done evenly over an entire piece, or areas of the glass may be masked prior to sandblasting to create patterns, depth, and texture.  Techniques can also be used to create patterns, monograms or even logos on glass surfaces. Commercial spaces benefit from etched glass privacy walls for offices or conference rooms.

Pattern Glass

GlassArt Design offers a wide range of textures and pattern glass that offer just the right amount of light and privacy.  The abundance of options in pattern glass adds visual interest through the use of varying thicknesses that provide just the right amount of light to pass for the space.

Firemolded Glass

GlassArt design offers completely custom firemolded textures and finished edges for a wide variety of uses.  Our Firemolded glass is heated in a kiln until it is soft, at which point it relaxes into a mold loaded into the kiln. The result is a fluid, organic pattern that varies naturally from panel to panel. 

Back Painted Glass

GlassArt Design’s back painted glass process is where the color of the glass is applied to the underside of the countertop, protecting it from damage.  Our artisans hand-mix colors to match Pantone® colors or to visually match the color of your choice. We can custom-coat glass of any thickness with any color and provide either a gloss or matte finish. We can also apply a marine-grade Clear Shield coating that bonds to the glass and makes it maintenance-friendly.

Stained & Leaded Glass

GlassArt Design’s stained glass artists work with you to create your unique custom design. Our artisans take that glass design and, using age old techniques, painstakingly combine glass and lead into a one-of-a-kind piece. We can create a design that you supply with colored stained glass or use a clear mottled glass for your cabinets, windows or doors or they can create a custom leaded design to your specifications.

Our Architectural Glass Portfolio

Take a look at some of the beautiful glass finishes we were fortunate to collaborate on with some talented designers, contractors and architects.

Want to See More?

GlassArt Design has been a leader in the commercial & architectural glass industry in the Twin Cities for over 30 years!  We would love to show you more of our work or talk about your project.  We are conveniently located in the North Loop in Downtown Minneapolis, stop in to visit our showroom and chat with one of our glass experts! 

Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Phone: (612) 870 0247
Fax: (612) 870 0186

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