“We love what we do, creating unique and very custom glass products for our clients. We enjoy the entire process, from the inaugural email or phone call inquiry, to exchanging creative project design ideas, working up a digital or artist rendering, sharing samples where they are helpful, creating the glass works in our design center while providing periodic updates to our out-of-state clients, and carefully packing them up for shipment or actually performing the installation. We also closely follow our product through to its final installation – be it a kitchen backsplash, wall niche, etc. We work closely with our client’s installers to assure best installation practices are followed. The special moment for us is when we receive photos back from our clients showing out glass art work in their setting.
The diversity of our work reflects the diversity and the visions of our clients.
We create FUSED GLASS “AS AN ART FORM”. We work together with our clients and enjoy their input, while creating glass art that is personal and special for their design needs.
We also love giving back to our community and have an active program of involvement and contributing to the Allegro Foundation (a Champion for Children with Disabilities), The Relatives (crisis center for youths), Goodwill, local schools and other wonderful causes.” Tom and Saundra
We are a Charlotte, North Carolina glass design business, dedicated to providing “glass as an art form”, by creating fused and mosaic glass products to residences, restaurants and commercial businesses. We combine our artistic talents and experienced glass cutting skills to produce custom glass products with applications for kitchen backsplashes, accent tiles, borders, cabinet panels, fireplace surrounds, wall art and murals, furniture, table tops, backlit backsplashes and bar fronts, vases, platters, pendant lights, wall sconces and other lighting applications.
Our clients (homeowners, restaurants and businesses) are located throughout the country with most of our sales leads being derived from internet web searches. We pack our own product to assure safe delivery.
We place great emphasis on the planning process and devote a lot of effort to the upfront design work – usually producing a digital design or artist rendering of the end product. We enjoy the involvement of our clients, inviting them to come to our design center and see their work in progress. For out of town clients we are happy to provide periodic updates and progress photos.
Saundra, an award winning water color artist, has over 35 years of experience in the art world. She has a real eye for color and works well pulling client colors and decorating themes into unique glass applications. She will oftentimes prepare a watercolor rendering of the glass project for review by the prospective client. She was the artist responsible for the Pen & Ink Renderings for the Spring, Charlotte Mint Museum Home and Garden Tour 2007 & 2008. She has a thriving business with personal home portrait watercolors, a memory of your home in watercolor. See her watercolors at www.homeportraitsbysaundra.com
Following a 25 year career as a Corporate Treasurer, Tom has dedicated the past eleven years to glass work. The precision of his glass cutting and symmetry from his mathematics background, best display themselves in his intricate mosaic vases containing 1,000′s of hand-cut tiles. In 2006, Tom had the opportunity to organize a group of volunteers to construct a 30,000 hand-cut glass tile mural for Extreme Makeover Home Edition. The wall mural was constructed in the catering kitchen of the family in Logan, Utah. Saundra, working with Ty Pennington, prepared a digital rendering of the sunburst pattern.
In April of 2007 we opened a new 2,000 square foot design center to accomodate the growing demand for our custom glass products. We have 800 square feet of gallery and showroom area where prospective clients may see many examples of our product offerings. In the shop area we have four large tables on which to lay out our works in process and four kilns for the fused glass projects.
We offer an ongoing program of mosaic and fused glass workshops held at both our design center in Pineville, NC and Delphi Glass in Lansing, MI. Students have come from as far away as California, Washington State and Mexico City, Mexico.
Today, Saundra’s and Tom’s unique glass works can be found in homes, restaurants and businesses across the country. Their works have been featured in Extreme Makeover Home Edition, HGTV’s Great Rooms, Southern Living, South Park Magazine, HouseTrends, Custom Home, Charlotte Magazine, Cottage Style by Better Homes and Gardens and Frederick Magazine. In the spring of 2013 Designer Glass Mosaics was featured on an episode of the television series Larry’s Look hosted by Larry Sprinkle.
We operate out of a 2,000 square foot design center located in Pineville, North Carolina.