Repairing broken glass is tricky. It may seem straightforward, but it can be complicated based on the size of the object, the type and color of the glass, and the complexity of the break. Repairs start at $100 and many cost more to repair than the value of the item.
Pittsburgh Glass Center does not repair glass items on site. However, our community includes a number of independent, regional glass artists (see below) that may be able to fix your item or create something custom for you. Pittsburgh Glass Center is not responsible for the work produced by these artists. All contact, payment, and pickup will be coordinated by you with the artist.
If you have a glass item that you want repaired, but don’t know where to start in terms of different glassmaking techniques or seeking the right artist for your inquiry, our Hot Shop Coordinator Sam Spees can be reached at 412-365-2145 x 204. For stained glass inquiries, contact our Kiln Shop Coordinator, Becky Smith, at 412-365-2145 x 215.
these artists specialize in Repairs
Contact them directly with your inquiry.
You can reach out to any of the artists listed on this page individually. Feel free to send the same email to everyone, and they will follow up with you if the project works for them.
William began working with glass in January of 2007 while attending Emporia State University in Kansas. His art work pursues an interest in traditional techniques while trying to create a relationship with the viewer through narrative forms and concepts.
I have been working in glass since 2013. I enjoy being a maker with this strange yet incredible material. I’m currently focusing on constructing goblets with the intent of achieving a deeper understanding of form and proportion.
Mitchell Kile has a bachelor of fine arts degree in glass from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He is interested in numerous forms and techniques of glass art such as kilnforming, casting, glassblowing, neon, glass lamination, and flameworking. His love for both cold and hot glass techniques has influenced the work he makes, creating his unique style which he strives to continuously change and evolve.
Ashley McFarland has been working in glass for the past 12 years. She moved to Pittsburgh for the PGC tech apprenticeship in 2009 and has been honing her glassmaking skills ever since. She loves the challenge of repairing broken glass objects and turning non-glass objects into glass through coldworking, casting and hot shop methods.
I've been working with glass since 2007 and I've been at the Pittsburgh Glass Center since 2013. I have a BFA from Alfred University in glass and ceramics, and I currently teach workshops and classes at PGC. I make mostly functional blown glass work but I love working on commissions and helping people bring an idea to life.