Over the last few months I’ve told ya’ll that I’ve created fused glass for commercial customers. For this blog I’d like to expand on it a little. Especially since I am working on two separate commercial fused glass orders right now and all of my kilns are filled so I can’t play (create) for a little while!
Obviously I have a great deal of customers who enjoy my fused glass and to say the least I’m extremely appreciative of their support. Additionally, I am also very grateful for my commercial customers what we call in the business production fused glass artwork.
Production artwork differs from my normal fused glass customers in that the pieces are hotels and restaurants who want multiples (10-100) of the same fused glass pieces. Of course that can be a challenge and pretty time consuming as well as kiln consuming. One part that’s a little difficult for me is I don’t have as much creative input as I’d like because they have to be relatively simple. That being said, I love the idea that my fused glass artwork being in hotels across the United States. It is pretty exciting to me.
For example, I’ve done several types of soap dishes for various locations and I want to thank them personally. To me it says a lot about a company that respects artists and pays a fair price for custom American made fused glass verses using plastic or cheap mass produced glass for their high end hotels and restaurants.
If you are looking for a business that supports artists here are several that I recommend. I’ve also worked with marketing agencies that recommend my fused glass artwork. Without them of course I would never find most of hotels.
Some of the hotels that carry my work are:
- Mandarin Oriental in Boston
- Ritz Carlton in Marana
- Sunrise Springs in Santa Fe
- Sedona Rouge in Sedona
- Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach CA
If you would like to see more of my fused glass work please refer to my website Elegant Fused Glass by Karen.
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Keeping my Kiln warm,