Q: Are they breakable?/How sturdy are they?
A: They are breakable but not fragile. We anneal (a tempering process done in a kiln) all of our beads and sculptures for stregnth. The beads/sculptures themselves should never break to the core. Rough treatment may result in the loss of a detail (such as ears or toes). Do remember they are glass, strong glass, but glass none-the-less.
Q: How long do they take to make?
A: 8 years. The sculpture time per piece varies between 20 minutes and up to an hour and a half. At times this could be both of us working on one piece for that legnth of time. They are then annealed in the kiln for 7 hours. To get to this skill level of glass work we have been working and training obsessively for 8 years.
Q: Do you do commissions/custom orders?
A: Yes, but only a couple times a year. We have a very busy show schedule and so are only able to take on commissions and custom pieces every now and then. If you are interested in getting on the list, or would like more information about pricing for custom work or custom colors, shoot us an email.
Q: Do you do wholesale?
A: Yes! For purchase minimums and other details, shoot us an email.