Commercial Soap Dishes

I love making custom fused glass artwork but I also making what’s called production or commercial fused glass pieces.  I received an order for 335 soap dishes in March and finished it during the quarantine. This is one of my favorite glasses, it’s called spirit. It’s so pretty and has a little bit of iridescent to it, plus who doesn’t love grey, white, and black. Here is a picture of some on their first fuse. The picture on the right is two finished soap dishes.

To make a soap dish I put a clear on the bottom and the black, white, and gray glass on the top and fuse it. I cut each piece by hand, so it takes a lot of work. Here is a picture of how I load my kiln for the first firing. The one on the right is after they are fired the first time.

Here is me washing each one by hand before they go back in to slump.

After they are full fused, I wash them and then put them back in the kiln on a mold and slump them. Then I wash them again and pack them.

I don’t mind all the work, because it makes me feel so good to know that a hotel or restaurant appreciates my handmade glass artwork. Here they are all packed up.

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Keeping my Kiln warm,


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