We Accept Commissions for Original Stained Glass Artwork
Commissioning an original work of art for your sacred space or place of business is an exciting and worthwhile endeavor.
At Art Glass Design Studios, we value having a continuous relationship with our clients throughout the design, fabrication, and installation process. We will work directly with your architectural, engineering and construction team to ensure your project is a success.
The Commissioning Process - We Handle Everything from Design to Installation
Step 1: Starting a Dialogue
It is preferable that you include our staff early on in the discussions about commissioning new stained glass. By communicating with clients, architects, and engineers from the start, we can avoid potential conflicts and better create a design integrated with the overall building. We also use these early conversations to expand your understanding of the artistic mediums available, of design philosophies, and of the time and processes required to complete a project.
Step 2: Defining Goals & Budget
Next, we listen to your goals and aspirations for the project and discuss the project’s budget. We will always design within the parameters you set and work with you to achieve the best possible results. When well-executed, both the simplest and the most complex design can be extraordinarily beautiful.
Step 3: Choosing an Artist or Design Team
Choosing a design team is a crucial step. Every artist has a particular style and expertise, and we help you select an artist or group of artists most appropriate for your project. Then, your project begins to take shape. Conversations between you and the artist about content and style will inform the design.
Step 4: Scheduling & Fabrication
When a design is completed and approved, we establish a production schedule with you, contractors, and other parties involved. Then, fabrication begins. During the fabrication process, we invite you to our studio to see your piece in production. Once your piece is completed, the only remaining step is installation.
Step 5: Installation
The final day of installation for a new stained glass window is always exciting. The artwork transforms a space from something merely functional to something sacred. It is heartening to know that future generations will be able enjoy its inspiring and elevating beauty.