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Repairs & Commissions

Commission an Artist

Our community includes a number of independent, regional glass artists 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.

A range of different artists who accept commissions can be found below. 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.

Repairs

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.

 

William Haynes – Email

Mitchell Kile – Email

Ashley McFarland – Email

Beyvan Schantz – Email

Margaret Spacapan – Email / Website

Awards

Dan Buchanan – Email / Website

Sarah Cohen – EmailWebsite

Percy Echols II – Email / Website

Jaime Guerrero – Email  / Website

William Haynes – Email

Drew Kail (Camp Copeland) – Email / Website

Mitchell Kile – Email

Julian Maturino (Salvador Alane) – Email / Website

Ashley McFarland – Email

Beyvan Schantz – Email

John Sharvin – Email / Website

Jeff Sherman – Email / Website

Rebecca Smith – Email

Margaret Spacapan – Email / Website

Blown and Sculpted Glass

Percy Echols II – Email / Website

Jaime Guerrero – Email  / Website

William Haynes – Email

Mitchell Kile – Email

Julian Maturino (Salvador Alane) – Email / Website

Ashley McFarland – Email

Beyvan Schantz – Email

John Sharvin – Email / Website

Margaret Spacapan – Email / Website

Engraving

Sarah Cohen – EmailWebsite

William Haynes – Email

Mitchell Kile – Email

Julian Maturino (Salvador Alane) – Email / Website

Ashley McFarland – Email

John Sharvin – Email / Website

Rebecca Smith – Email

Margaret Spacapan – Email / Website

Flameworked Sculpture

Sarah Cohen – EmailWebsite

Percy Echols II – Email / Website

Ashley McFarland – Email

Jeff Sherman – Email / Website

Fusing/Casting

Mary Costello – Email

Drew Kail (Camp Copeland) – Email / Website

Mitchell Kile – Email

Ashley McFarland – Email

John Sharvin – Email / Website

Jeff Sherman – Email / Website

Rebecca Smith – Email

Margaret Spacapan – Email / Website

Imagery

Drew Kail (Camp Copeland) – Email / Website

Ashley McFarland – Email

John Sharvin – Email / Website

Rebecca Smith – Email

Margaret Spacapan – Email / Website

Jewelry

Sarah Cohen – EmailWebsite

Ashley McFarland – Email

Jeff Sherman – Email / Website

Lighting

William Haynes – Email

Julian Maturino (Salvador Alane) – Email / Website

Ashley McFarland – Email

Beyvan Schantz – Email

John Sharvin – Email / Website

Margaret Spacapan – Email / Website

Mosaic

Dan Buchanan – Email / Website

Sarah Cohen – EmailWebsite

Mary Costello – Email

Ashley McFarland – Email

Rebecca Smith – Email

Stained Glass

Isaac Beachy – Email / Website

Dan Buchanan – Email / Website

Mary Costello – Email

Rocky Kindelberger – Email

Rebecca Smith – Email

Weddings and Memorials

Memorial artwork can be created to honor loved ones and pets by placing their ashes in glass objects. At Pittsburgh Glass Center, we are limited in what we can offer. The technical challenges of adding outside material to our glass and the unique emotional significance, mean that we don’t take on commissions with ashes as an organization, nor do we allow students to bring outside materials to add into their workshops. As an art form, glassmaking is a setting where things can break or don’t go as planned. If you wish to pursue having ashes incorporated into a glass piece, please refer to artists below.

Sarah Cohen – EmailWebsite

Jaime Guerrero – Email  / Website

William Haynes – Email

Mitchell Kile – Email

Julian Maturino (Salvador Alane) – Email / Website

Ashley McFarland – Email

Beyvan Schantz – Email

John Sharvin – Email / Website

Suggestions For Repairs And Commissioning A Piece Of Glass Artwork

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 is not responsible for the work produced by these artists. All contact, payment, and pickup will be coordinated by you with the artist.

Things to Consider Before Requesting a Repair

Knowing how much you are willing to spend for a custom or altered piece of glass artwork is one of the first steps. Bear in mind that each artist has a different system for pricing their work. Many artists will consider the cost of materials, cost of studio rental or time, time drafting or rendering an object, and the addition of a working wage. The resources needed to make items from glass, or even to repair objects, often exceeds expectations. Starting the conversation with a ballpark budget in mind allows artists to share the possibilities within your price range.

Repairing or commissioning a work of art takes time. Please plan accordingly when working with an artist. Due to the nature of most processes in glass, the artist needs ample time to properly create your item. Begin consultation early and have a good line of communication with the artist during the process. Tight deadlines may incur “rush” fees.

Take photos of the item that needs to be repaired. If you are commissioning a new work, have photos similar to your expectations, dimensions, and colors that will allow the artist to give you an approximate quote. Depending on the complexity of the commission or repair, an artist will set up a time with you for a consultation. Come prepared to the consultation with the broken item or photos and be flexible to other options the artist may present.